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Effects of body modification are more than just skin deepAAP’s first ever clinical report on body modification guides pediatricians on medical precautions and counseling practices.
Sleeping position: Intent vs practice (VIDEO)For Contemporary Pediatrics, Dr Bobby Lazzara discusses a study published in Pediatrics that surveyed mothers at 32 hospitals in the United States about their intention to follow American Academy of Pediatrics' recommendations for safe sleep versus what the mothers practiced.
Earlier interventions for hearing loss can benefit language outcomesA recent study examines the effects of early treatment for infants with hearing loss on development of language skills.
Influence of social media on teenagers' body imageVisually oriented social media platforms created by their peers can have a significant negative impact on adolescents’ body image.
Pediatric chest pain and syncope: Know when to referWhat causes chest pain and syncope in children and adolescents, and how can pediatricians recognize and eliminate the causes that may lead to significant morbidity or even death?
New timeline for early detection of hearing lossEarly detection of hearing status in children is critical to prevent the significant detrimental effect on cognitive development it can have if not appropriately addressed.
Learn to identify noncutaneous vascular anomaliesEducation for pediatricians about vascular anomalies primarily focuses on cutaneous malformations and vascular tumors, but vascular anomalies also affect deeper tissues and organs.
Screen routinely for central neurologic disordersPediatricians are the frontline providers for identifying neurologic problems in neonates and infants.
Antimicrobials approved for children’s skin infectionsFor the first time in a decade, there are antibiotics newly approved for use in children with skin and skin structure infections that do not respond to conventional treatment.
Helpful tips for using pharmaceuticals with kidsChildren are not little adults, and it’s only common sense to be aware of a child’s age and weight when dosing pharmaceuticals. Here are some other helpful gems I’ve uncovered about medications.

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