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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.
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.
Safety first: How to avoid missteps when prescribing medicationsMedication errors are all too common in pediatric practice, whether in the hospital, home, or office. Here’s helpful advice how to avoid the hazards of pediatric prescribing and medication missteps.
Stubborn ring of rash around a boy's mouthThe mother of a healthy 11-year-old boy brings him to the office for help to clear a rash that has persisted around his mouth for 3 months. Although the boy rarely licks his lips, he does not use lip products and has not changed his dental products.
Half of children with reported penicillin allergy symptoms are not truly allergicParents of children who visit a pediatric emergency department often report that their child has an allergy to penicillin, which can lead to treatment with a less than optimal antibiotic.
Loss of a father is associated with impaired cellular functionThe link between a child’s losing a father and poor health is well documented. Now a new study shines a light on the biologic factors that may underlie this association.
Pediatricians could do more to provide tobacco counselingMost pediatricians advise patients and their parents who smoke to quit, and the proportion of those who do so changed little from 2004 to 2010, according to surveys conducted in those years.
Infant’s seizures and skull fracture could point to child abuseA 5-month-old Hispanic male presented to the emergency department (ED) at a children’s hospital in the Northeast United States directly from his daycare after caretakers witnessed 2 shaking, seizure-like episodes. The episodes lasted 1 to 2 minutes in the setting of a fever as palpated by the parents.

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