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Although nearly 80% of mothers initiate breastfeeding, only 50% of mothers are still breastfeeding at 6 weeks, and less than 15% are exclusively breastfeeding at 6 months.
The reduction of blood lead levels (BLLs) in children in the United States over the past 4 decades is a great public health success. There are, however, groups of children who are at higher risk for lead exposure.
The ongoing US measles outbreak underscores the importance of childhood vaccines—opponents of vaccination notwithstanding, say experts.
Pertussis has recently made an unwelcome comeback. The resurgence of this disease, also known as "whooping cough," leaves pediatricians with a number of problems.
The parents of a healthy 11-month-old girl eagerly seek a consultation for a recurrent blistering brown bump on the baby’s right cheek, present since birth. Recently, the blistering episodes seem to be decreasing, although the bump...
Recent data indicate that the incidence of stroke in the pediatric population is much higher than previously estimated, and the explanation may be multifactorial, including more accurate methods of ascertainment as well as increased...
Despite the advent of intrapartum antibiotic prophylaxis (IAP) and ongoing attempts to identify more accurate diagnostic tools, neonatal sepsis or bacteremia remains a common and potentially deadly occurrence, particularly in very-low...
I recently had the good fortune to present a forum on medical office technologies (“Must-Have Gadgets, Gizmos, and Technology for the Pediatric Office”) at the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) National Conference and Exhibition in...
For the second year, Contemporary Pediatrics has surveyed a subset of our readership of approximately 56,000 US pediatricians about the issues you are confronting on the front lines of providing healthcare to children.
How can something that is prescribed by a doctor, or available for purchase without a prescription at Wal-Mart and Walgreens, be so bad or cause such devastating problems for teenagers?

CASES
Teenager battles daytime sleep attacks

A 17-year-old-male presented to a specialty clinic for follow-up of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), ...

Two-month-old boy with erythroderma
Puzzling pigmentation on a baby’s scalp
Choking and cyanosis in an infant ...

GUIDELINES
Dietary reports offer good news on ...

New dietary guidelines from 2 federal agencies call for a paradigm shift in healthcare and public health toward ...

Study: Medication effectiveness ...
Acute otitis media: Update 2015
AAP updates bronchiolitis guideline

PRACTICE IMPROVEMENT
EHRs: beware autopilot errors

Potential errors related to EHRs include out-of-date medication lists, cut-and-paste incongruities and failure to heed ...

Narrowing networks create harrowing ...
ICD-10: What you need to know
Career decisions: Should you start, ...

Andrew J. Schuman, MD, FAAPPEDS V2.0

Dr. Schuman, section editor for Peds v2.0, is clinical assistant professor of pediatrics, Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth, Lebanon, New Hampshire, and editorial advisory board member of Contemporary Pediatrics.

Michael G. Burke, MDJOURNAL CLUB

Dr. Burke, section editor for Journal Club, is chairman of the Department of Pediatrics at Saint Agnes Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland.

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Kathryn FoxhallEYE ON WASHINGTON

Ms Foxhall is a freelance writer in the Washington, DC, area.

DISPATCHES
A medical home far away from home

Pediatricians know that coordination and advocacy work. What happens, however, when we are faced with complex cases in ...

Treating obesity at ground zero
Prescribing prevention

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