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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.
A skin manifestation can be a pediatrician’s first clue that a patient is being abused. Up to 90% of physical abuse victims present with cutaneous findings, such as bruises, lacerations, abrasions, burns, oral trauma, bite marks, and...
Body dysmorphic disorder (BDD) can be a chronic and severe condition that often starts in adolescence. The telltale sign: children’s preoccupation with the idea that there’s something wrong with how they look, when in reality the...

CASES
Baby girl with right labia majora mass

A 26-day-old female neonate, born at 36 weeks of gestation, presents to the clinic with a visible swelling in the right ...

Unusual abdominal pain in an ...
Bald area on back of a girl’s scalp
Mucositis and rash in a 9-year-old boy

GUIDELINES
AAP updates preventive care visit ...

Pediatricians are now being asked to add depression, HIV, and dyslipidemia screening to preventive care visits, but ...

First guidelines for pediatric ...
Neonatal resuscitation guidelines: ...
New hep C guidelines endorse ...

PRACTICE IMPROVEMENT
Young doctors are jumping ship to non-clinical roles
Young doctors are jumping ship to ...

In his debut blog, Ryan Gamlin writes why he thinks the increasing proportion of doctors in medical school today do not ...

Why clinical integration is vital
How to manage technology overload
Why physicians must protect their ...

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
Coding grief

Andrew J. Schuman, MD, FAAPPEDS V2.0

Dr. Schuman, section editor for Peds v2.0, is adjunct assistant professor of pediatrics, Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth, Lebanon, NH, 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.

Kathryn FoxhallEYE ON WASHINGTON

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

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 ...

MOC reform: Latest developments

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