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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...
The popularity of gluten-free diets continues to grow as people increasingly turn to diet as a way to manage copious symptoms from gastrointestinal disturbances, which can range from headaches to skin rashes, behavioral problems, and...
With more and more information being available to parents, it can be hard to ensure that parents are getting the correct guidelines and data for their kids. Here’s how to reach the graduates of Google University
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.

CASES
Boy’s fever and rash after insect bite

The parents of a 4-year-old boy who lives in eastern Maryland near the Pennsylvania line are worried about an expanding ...

Pearl-like mass on a girl’s tympanic ...
Hyperpigmentation around a teen’s eye
Boy with fever, cough, and oral lesions

Guidelines
Why parents spank their children

A new poll found that about a quarter of parents spank, but most believe it’s not a very effective punishment. Instead, ...

Latest recommendations for pediatric ...
Hypoglycemia guidelines: AAP vs PES
AAP updates guidelines for random, ...

CP Blogs
On the AAP's latest clinical ...

I want to commend the new Clinical Report, “Suicide and Suicide Attempts in Adolescents,” issued by the American Academy ...

Sexting, dignity, and what we can ...
Why isn't mental health viewed ...

PRACTICE IMPROVEMENT
Top 3 tips for successful patient engagement
Top 3 tips for successful patient ...

The most effective care happens when patient engagement is central to the process, not just a check mark on a box related ...

Shared decision making unites ...
3 steps to get ready for MACRA
3 ways to reassess your goals ...

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!

DISPATCHES
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
Watercooler wisdom: Patient satisfaction

My clinic is restructuring its physician compensation model, which has led to much consternation among my colleagues.

Disruptive technology and pediatric practice
MOC reform: One year later
What’s new in baby tech

Journal Club

Eye on Washington
Help for kids with complex conditions

Key members of a House of Representatives health subcommittee say they are determined to push out legislation intended to ...

FDA revamps nutrition facts label box
Update: Medicaid mandates are now final
Pediatric drug voucher program moves through Congress

MOC Blog
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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