American Academy of Pediatrics

What you need to be doing about oral health A new poll shows that there is a lot of misunderstanding about when is the right time for children to start seeing a dentist.
BRUE in infancy does not increase risk of deathA meta-analysis of 12 studies of the risk of death after a brief resolved unexplained event (BRUE) found that such an event does not increase an infant’s risk of dying during his or her first year. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) introduced BRUE, a sudden alteration in an infant’s breathing, color, tone, or responsiveness, as a replacement for “apparent life-threatening event” (ALTE) in a 2016 clinical practice guideline.
Major vaccines addressed in updated ACIP guidelinesThere are some notable revisions in 2018 to recommendations concerning hepatitis B vaccination for newborns and a third dose of mumps-containing vaccines, among others.
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Is it the flu?When and how to use rapid testing for influenza
How pediatricians can improve sexual and reproductive carePediatricians are falling short when it comes to adequately addressing sexual and reproductive healthcare for teenagers, but new guidance aims to offer strategies for improvement.
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.