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9 resolutions look toward what 2018 holdsAs 2017 winds to a close, it's time to look toward 2018 and all that it holds. We asked our editorial advisory board and you to share your resolutions for the coming year. Here's what you had to say.
Can you solve these 6 puzzling cases?We know you love a diagnostic challenge. Can you crack these 6 puzzling cases?
CDC updates Zika testing and management guidelinesPediatricians need to stay committed to following those infants with possible exposure to Zika to understand the effects of Zika infection and ensure appropriate care and services.
Impact of infant feeding method on childhood asthma (VIDEO)For Contemporary Pediatrics, Dr Bobby Lazzara discusses a recent prospective birth cohort study published in Pediatrics that looked at different feeding methods for infants and whether the methods had any link to asthma.
How to transition adolescents with diabetes from pediatric to adult careWith planning, transitioning teenagers from pediatric care to adult care for their diabetes doesn’t have to be stressful for either patient or provider.
How to help kids face traumaMany children face trauma at some point in their lives, but training on resilience and open communication can help.
Therapy dogs to the rescue . . . warming our heartsMs. Hester presents a heartwarming story describing the puppy brigade program’s design and its process for helping children to heal at Akron Children’s Hospital in Ohio while receiving both inpatient and outpatient care.
Anxiety could be the major culprit in postvaccination presyncopeA new study reviewing whether drinking water before vaccination could help dispel feelings of postvaccination dizziness found instead that anxiety before the shot may be a bigger factor.
Child’s ear pain progresses to leg pain, arm pain, and feverAn 8-year-old girl is admitted to the hospital with complaints of right ear pain, right leg pain, left arm pain, and fever after a week of worsening symptoms.
8 truths about pediatricians in 2017—and a few fallaciesWe’ve been asking the same basic questions in our Annual Issues and Attitudes Survey for the past 4 years and listening to your answers so that we can discern any trends in your thinking and professional behaviors. The jury is in on 2017, so here are some of the key findings. No P values here, but lots of anecdotal comments. And still some interesting feedback on what you’re confronting and juggling from patients, parents, and payments.

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