American Academy of Pediatrics

Vaccination is still key to preventing fluThe American Academy of Pediatrics stresses the importance of vaccinating all children aged older than 6 months early in the season for the best flu protection.
Effects of body modification are more than just skin deepAAP’s first ever clinical report on body modification guides pediatricians on medical precautions and counseling practices.
Sleeping position: Intent vs practice (VIDEO)For Contemporary Pediatrics, Dr Bobby Lazzara discusses a study published in Pediatrics that surveyed mothers at 32 hospitals in the United States about their intention to follow American Academy of Pediatrics' recommendations for safe sleep versus what the mothers practiced.
Pediatricians could do more to provide tobacco counselingMost pediatricians advise patients and their parents who smoke to quit, and the proportion of those who do so changed little from 2004 to 2010, according to surveys conducted in those years.
Universal autism screening and early intervention supported by AAPDespite recommendations from federal overseers that universal autism screening has little benefit, experts in autism remain steadfast in their belief that early screening and intervention improves outcomes.
Talk the talk: Early language exposure impacts brain developmentIt’s no secret that babies love to look at their parents’ faces and hear their voices, but pediatricians are now being challenged to help parents understand that what they say to their children in the first years of their life can have a lasting effect on their brain development and scholastic achievement.
Bright Futures update focuses on health promotion, social determinantsWhen it comes to setting the tone for wellness, health promotion, and disease prevention, Bright Futures is a valuable resource for both clinicians and families.
Tuberculosis: What to do and when to call for helpWhile tuberculosis is not something all pediatricians see in daily practice, it remains a threat in some populations, and pediatricians should be aware of the risk factors and diagnostic recommendations.
Hematuria and proteinuria: Commonplace or cause for concern?Although pediatricians should no longer be routinely performing universal urine screenings in children, there are times that urinalysis is performed and abnormal results are found.
FDA eyes opioids in kids' medicines
FDA eyes opioids in kids' medicinesAn FDA committee will review prescription opioid products containing hydrocodone or codeine to treat coughs in children.