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Type 1 diabetes accounts for over 90% of diabetes in children and adolescents worldwide, and it is estimated that about 78,000 young persons are diagnosed annually.
Despite significant advances in asthma research and care, the burden of asthma remains high. This article will review a number of different aspects of asthma care that impact the pediatrician.
February’s Special Report focuses on the troubling trend to legalize and decriminalize recreational and medical marijuana and the risks to children and adolescents from the marketing and media hype surrounding “weed.”
With newborn hearing screening mandated in all states, the pediatrician has seen a profound reduction in the age when hearing loss is identified and advances in treatment that now allow treatment at very early ages.

CASES
Neonate with acute respiratory distress

After an otherwise normal pregnancy, a male infant was born at 37 weeks gestational age via emergency cesarean delivery ...

Toddler with lesions on cheeks, ...
Shortness of breath in a teenaged girl
Infant’s finger has a fast-growing ...

GUIDELINES
AAP updates guidelines for random, ...

Sometimes babies briefly stop breathing. Sometimes they can turn shades of blue. Sometimes, these things are not serious. ...

International guidelines introduced ...
Why acute otitis media prevalence is ...
AAP offers guidance on neonatal pain ...

PRACTICE IMPROVEMENT
Don’t worry, your kids will make ...

Much has been written about whether physicians in practice would recommend that their children pursue a career in ...

Primary care best equipped to ...
Is a cash-based model right for you?
Telemedicine empowers patients, but ...

PNP CORNER

Welcome, pediatric nurse practitioners! This is your special “corner” of the Contemporary Pediatrics website where you’ll find the latest news, information, and clinical practice resources in pediatric advanced practice nursing care. Come back often!

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Bridging the gap

Brainstorming with others on our medical team, we sought to bridge the gap between hospital and MH for our pediatric ...

Learning to care for mental health

PEDS V2.0
What’s new in baby tech

Many years ago, when my now-grown children were babies, we had the bare necessities for raising our young ones. Cloth ...

Make pediatric practice great again!
Clinical thermometry: An update and review
Improve your practice with behavior evaluation and ...

Journal Club

Eye on Washington
Pediatric drug voucher program renewed

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) practically pleaded with Congress not to renew a 4-year-old program to give ...

CMS proposes Medicaid program change
Why the jump in SSI benefits for kids?
‘No child left behind’ catches up

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MOC in Haiku

Clearly, we touched a nerve when we invited you to put pen to paper to channel your feelings about the Maintenance of ...

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