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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?
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CASES
Puzzling pigmentation on a baby’s scalp

A healthy 2-month-old girl presents for evaluation with a large pigmented plaque on her left cheek and scalp that her ...

Choking and cyanosis in an infant ...
Infant girl with progressive hypotonia
Suspicious blister on a newborn’s scalp

GUIDELINES
Study: Medication effectiveness ...

People who take more than 4 doses of medicine a day appear more likely to crush tablets or open capsules potentially ...

Acute otitis media: Update 2015
AAP updates bronchiolitis guideline
Bronchiolitis guidelines: Diagnosis, ...

PRACTICE IMPROVEMENT
Narrowing networks create harrowing ...

Insurance companies are paring down plans for patients, impacting patient ability to choose physicians. Dermatologists ...

EHRs: beware autopilot errors
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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