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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.

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 ...

Teenager battles daytime sleep attacks
Two-month-old boy with erythroderma
Puzzling pigmentation on a baby’s scalp

Dietary reports offer good news on ...

New dietary guidelines from 2 federal agencies call for a paradigm shift in healthcare and public health toward ...

Study: Medication effectiveness ...
Acute otitis media: Update 2015
AAP updates bronchiolitis guideline

Employee theft and embezzlement

To prevent employee theft, an expert recommends closely monitoring cash for and financial records, beefing up internal ...

EHRs: beware autopilot errors
Narrowing networks create harrowing ...
ICD-10: What you need to know

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

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