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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.
The annual round-up of sessions presented at the AAP Annual Conference, plus expert commentary on why these topics matter.

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