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A therapy dog program at a children’s hospital provides comfort for pediatric patients and families facing the unfamiliar and a sense of normalcy that makes a frightening hospital experience less so.
The premise is to use a patient’s own genetic information to guide decisions for prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of disease and other health conditions.
Nominations are now open for any pediatrician making meaningful change to improve patient well-being or transforming their community into a healthier place for children. Whether it’s founding a local diaper bank, passionately...
In-depth coverage of the 2017 American Academy of Pediatrics Annual Meeting in Chicago, Illinois.
Concerns regarding the appearance of a child’s lower extremities are a common reason for visits to the pediatrician and a frequent source of orthopedic referrals. The aim of this article is to provide guidance on the diagnosis and...
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...
CASES
Child’s ear pain progresses to leg ...

An 8-year-old girl is admitted to the hospital with complaints of right ear pain, right leg pain, left arm pain, and ...

Rapidly growing nodule on infant’s ...
Infant girl develops bulging sacral mass
Teenaged girl distressed by ...
Guidelines
Is the end of evidence-based ...

Dr. Bass’ recent article in Contemporary Pediatrics, “Personalized medicine, right drug, right patient, right time,” ...

Effects of body modification are ...
Updated clinical guidelines for ...
OME management often strays from ...
CP Blogs
Why addiction change shouldn’t come ...

Action on substance misuse is too important to leave to politicians.

PRACTICE IMPROVEMENT
Best tech for Pediatrics: 2017

It’s time for Dr. Schuman’s annual year-end review of the new tech that’s changing how pediatricians care for children. ...

Safety first: How to avoid missteps ...
Restore “honest” medicine
Pediatric office paper chase: Revisited!

PNP CORNER

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DISPATCHES
The breath of life: Helping babies ...

The first breath is the single most important moment in anyone’s life. It is when life outside the womb truly begins, the ...

Four strategies cut newborn readmissions
PEDS V2.0
Best tech for Pediatrics: 2017

It’s time for Dr. Schuman’s annual year-end review of the new tech that’s changing how pediatricians care for children. ...

Safety first: How to avoid missteps when prescribing ...
Restore “honest” medicine
Pediatric office paper chase: Revisited!
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
MOC Blog
MOC: A view from the trenches

One physician says the time to protest MOC mandates is now.

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