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Anaphylaxis is a serious, life-threatening allergic reaction that can occur suddenly without warning. In children and adolescents, the leading cause of anaphylaxis is exposure to food allergens. Recently, the American Academy of...
In children aged older than 2 months, the pediatrician is often faced with the scenario of fever with no apparent source. Because symptoms in young patients are nonspecific and reliable urine samples require invasive testing, there...
Diarrhea, abdominal pain, and flatulence following ingestion of milk or products containing milk are common complaints in pediatric practices. The pediatrician needs to be aware of the management of lactose intolerance to help guide a...
Studies highlight a need for pediatrician offices to be ready to handle emergencies, available data also demonstrate that many practices, including those that have already needed to treat a critically ill child, are not adequately...
The pediatrician may be one of the only sources of advocacy, support, stability, and advice for the child in foster care. In that role, he or she must understand the needs and experiences of a foster child compared with other patients...
Despite improvements in obstetric and neonatal care leading to increased survival of premature infants, little progress has been made in the prevention of bronchopulmonary dysplasia. Pediatricians need to be aware of changing...
CASES
Nervous teenager’s hands turn blue

The father of a healthy 15-year-old girl brings her to the emergency department (ED) for evaluation of blue hands.

Girl’s blistering rash spreads to ...
Delayed menarche with normal ...
Father, son share similar blue bumps
Guidelines
OME management often strays from ...

Most physicians are not adhering to recommendations on otitis media management, according to a new report from the ...

Functional constipation: A guideline ...
Updated guideline for “brief ...
How to manage pediatric celiac disease
CP Blogs
PRACTICE IMPROVEMENT
Restore “honest” medicine

It seems that our healthcare system is overdue for an integrity/honesty overhaul. Let’s review how we can begin the ...

Pediatric office paper chase: Revisited!
Pediatrician compensation: Are you ...
Upgrade office triage to expedite care

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DISPATCHES
Four strategies cut newborn readmissions

Preventing readmissions has always been a high priority for the clinicians in hospital newborn nurseries. Here's how one ...

A medical home far away from home
Bridging the gap
PEDS V2.0
Restore “honest” medicine

It seems that our healthcare system is overdue for an integrity/honesty overhaul. Let’s review how we can begin the ...

Pediatric office paper chase: Revisited!
Upgrade office triage to expedite care
Improve your practice: Patient visits
Eye on Washington
National snapshot of childhood obesity

The last year or so has given the nation mixed pictures on childhood obesity, with plenty of challenges ahead.

Cures Act covers vaccines, ACIP, and more
MACRA changes physician reimbursement model
Time for renewed dialog on vaccines
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