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As a pediatrician accompanying friends, family, or youth groups, or because of coincidental proximity to accidents, we may be looked on to provide initial medical care for injured or sick children (or adults) in a wilderness setting...
Although nearly 80% of mothers initiate breastfeeding, only 50% of mothers are still breastfeeding at 6 weeks, and less than 15% are exclusively breastfeeding at 6 months.
The reduction of blood lead levels (BLLs) in children in the United States over the past 4 decades is a great public health success. There are, however, groups of children who are at higher risk for lead exposure.
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.

CASES
A 12-year-old with a perplexing rash

The parents of a healthy 12-year-old boy bring him for a second opinion. He was diagnosed with pityriasis rosea 6 months ...

Sudden onset galactorrhea in a ...
Two-month-old boy with erythroderma
Teenager battles daytime sleep attacks

GUIDELINES
New guidelines for hospital ...

The American Academy of Pediatrics has issued a policy statement updating guidelines for releasing healthy term newborns ...

First guidelines for kids with ...
Dietary reports offer good news on ...
Study: Medication effectiveness ...

PRACTICE IMPROVEMENT
Dermatology ranks second to last in ...

Dermatologists came in second to last, ahead only of psychiatry, in a study of 23 healthcare specialties, based on more ...

Downsizing: making your website ...
We’re here to serve you – really!
The ABCs of better medical practice ...

MOC Blog
MOC controversy: Issues and answers

There has been much discussion both for and against Maintenance of Certification (MOC) requirements. This article ...

MOC: A view from the trenches
To MOC or not to MOC?
Maintenance of Certification: Myths, facts, and FAQs

DISPATCHES
Coding grief

Kevin's mother and father came to what should have been his 4-month group well-child appointment without him.

A medical home far away from home
Treating obesity at ground zero
Prescribing prevention

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, 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.

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