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For the 4th year, experts weigh in on key sessions from one of pediatrics premier gatherings. Here are highlights and insights on why they matter.
One candidate favors reducing the government’s role in healthcare, the other increasing it. One candidate offers broad-brush proposals, the other detailed policy briefs. One candidate has spent years working on children’s welfare, the...
Pediatricians may not recognize the growing problem of opioid abuse in their communities. As a result, physicians need to carefully examine their prescribing practices.
Multiple issues may underlie a child's difficulty with reading proficiency, including poor early language development, inadequate instruction, insufficient reading practice, lack of background knowledge, and intellectual...
Two common questions asked of pediatricians by parents are “When can my child return to school?” and “how long will I be staying home with my child?” Understanding when, how long, and under what conditions a pediatric patient with an...

CASES
Adolescent with enlarging ...

An 11-year-old girl asks her pediatrician about an asymptomatic birthmark on her right thigh that drains clear to ...

Infant with facial lesions and ...
Girl with rash and muscle weakness
Treat plays trick on a 3-year-old boy

Guidelines
Updated guideline for “brief ...

A recently published 2016 guideline by the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends replacing “apparent life-threatening ...

How to manage pediatric celiac disease
Treatment of opioid use disorder
Why parents spank their children

CP Blogs
FDA approves etanercept for ...

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval of etanercept for treatment of children with moderate to severe plaque ...

How do we help children with ...
On the AAP's latest clinical ...
Sexting, dignity, and what we can ...

PRACTICE IMPROVEMENT
Watercooler wisdom 2: Preventing ...

Physician “burnout” has become a popular topic in medical journals. It is worthwhile to discuss this important topic so ...

Improve your practice: Medical ...
POC influenza testing: State of the art
Watercooler wisdom: Patient satisfaction

PNP CORNER

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DISPATCHES
Learning to care for mental health

I believe many physicians in primary care are troubled practicing in the current healthcare environment. Regardless of ...

PEDS V2.0
Watercooler wisdom 2: Preventing (and treating) ...

Physician “burnout” has become a popular topic in medical journals. It is worthwhile to discuss this important topic so ...

Improve your practice: Medical practice websites
POC influenza testing: State of the art
Watercooler wisdom: Patient satisfaction

Eye on Washington
Data lacking on labeling of opioids for kids

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently furthered the discussion of the mind-numbing, myriad issues around the ...

Help for kids with complex conditions
FDA revamps nutrition facts label box
Update: Medicaid mandates are now final

MOC Blog
MOC reform: One year later

It’s been over a year since the American Board of Pediatrics (ABP) announced its intentions to overhaul the maintenance ...

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