American Academy of Pediatrics

CDC, AAP release 2017 pediatric vaccine recommendationsThe Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) have released updated pediatric immunization schedules for 2017.
What is ‘consent by proxy’ for medical care?More children are being brought to pediatricians for nonurgent care by adults who are not their legal guardians. What can a pediatrician do to reduce his or her risk of liability when treating children with "consent by proxy"?
Using medications in pregnant glaucoma patientsMost of the medications, both new and old, we prescribe for glaucoma are quite safe—especially if we educate our patients to occlude their puncta.
AAP offers guidance for nonpharmacologic mental health careIn its first-ever guidance on non-pharmacological interventions for pediatric mental health disorders, American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) provides guidance, as well as a roadmap for future advocacy work.
Effective early autism intervention has long-term impactA follow-up trial conducted 6 years after the conclusion of a randomized controlled trial of early intervention in autism spectrum disorder demonstrated that the intervention had a long-term effect on autism symptoms and continued effects on parent and child social interaction.
Can low-dose estrogen bring vasomotor symptom relief?A study examines the efficacy of lower-than-conventional doses of estrogen in relieving vasomotor symptoms. Plus: What are the latest ACOG recommendations on water births?
Strategies to minimize liability risk in pediatric practiceGiven the crucial role pediatricians play in the health of children and in the US healthcare system in general, it is vitally important that pediatric practices understand what the actual legal obligations and risks are for providing pediatric services.
Counsel parents on environmental health issuesPediatricians are often asked questions by parents about the effect of environmental exposures on the health of their children. Although some environmental exposures can be detrimental to children’s health, not all are despite the often erroneous claims made by the media.
How to diagnose neurologic problems in neonatesThe presentation described a number of neonatal neurology issues about which pediatricians commonly have questions and described an efficient and evidence-based approach to doing a neonatal neurology exam called the Dubowitz exam.
New recommendations for preventing food allergiesWith studies showing that delaying introduction of highly allergenic food making food allergies more likely, new recommendations shed light on when and how to introduce these foods.