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Pediatrics

Why you should target children in the fight against obesityParent-led diet and lifestyle changes may not be as effective as when getting a child excited about new foods that they help prepare, according to two women leading the charge for better nutrition education.
Career ResourcesGeared towards students and those looking to work in a new field, NAPNAP’s Career Resource Guide provides tips for resume writing, interviews, job search strategies and information about the role nurse practitioners.
Zika virus: What pediatricians need to knowZika virus outbreaks in South and Central America mean that it could only be a matter of time before the virus is endemic in the United States.

Toddlers’ media use goes way beyond TVChildren no older than 4 years in an urban, low-income, minority population almost universally use various mobile media devices, a survey of their parents showed.
Is it okay to return to school the day after 1 strep throat treatment?An investigation in children treated for sore throat plus a positive streptococcal rapid antigen detection test (RADT) as a well as a positive culture result for group A Streptococcus (GAS) suggests that the answer to this question may well be “yes.”
Is there a treatment for RSV on the horizon?A long way off, but something to watch—a possible treatment for respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) infection.

Healthy newborns’ parents are more likely than NICU parents to quit smokingSurveys of 226 parents/caregivers of infants in the newborn nursery (NBN) and the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) of a New York hospital who were smokers and whom practitioners referred to a smoking quitline made the surprising finding that parents of healthy newborns are more receptive to these referrals than parents of infants admitted to the NICU.
‘No child left behind’ catches upThe new 391-page Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA; S.1177), the first major rewrite of federal education law in 14 years, has lists of provisions to impact children in myriad ways, including efforts on safe and healthy schools, many different behavioral issues, early childhood education, and homeless children.
AAP offers guidance on evaluating early pubertyEarly puberty can result in a lot of parental anxiety, and many pediatricians are unsure of how to assess for true early pubertal onset versus a more serious condition.
How pediatricians can tackle oral healthcareCases of early childhood dental caries are greater than they were in the 1990s, and few children visit a dentist before age 3, leaving pediatricians in a position to offer possibly the only dental care to young children. Find out more about how pediatricians can help head off tooth decay and why early dental care matters.