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Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine

Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine

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Guideline Watch

Clinical Practice Guideline: Bronchiolitis Free

The AAP issues revised guidelines for the diagnosis, management, and prevention of bronchiolitis in children aged 1 to 24 months.

Contraception for Adolescents: An Updated AAP Policy Statement

Pediatricians are encouraged to discuss contraceptive options in the order of their effectiveness — starting with long-acting reversible contraceptives.

Prevention and Control of Influenza in Children Free

The AAP has published its influenza recommendations for the 2014–2015 season.

Medical News

PCV13 Linked to Steep Drop in Pneumonia Hospitalizations in Young Kids Free

Replacing the 7-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV7) with the 13-valent version (PCV13) in the infant immunization schedule in 2010 led to a large reduction in hospitalizations for pneumonia in young children.

Preventive Care for U.S. Kids Often Inadequate Free

Provision of preventive health services for pediatric patients is highly variable and often inadequate in the U.S., according to an MMWR supplement.

Enterovirus-68-like Respiratory Virus Sickening Children Across the U.S. Free

Reports have been made in at least 10 states.

Practice Watch

New Target Recommended for Type 1 Diabetes Treatment

The American Diabetes Association has set the hemoglobin A1C goal at <7.5% for children of all ages.

Vaccine Watch

ACIP Updates Flu Vaccine Recommendations for the 2014–2015 Season

The CDC's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices has published its influenza vaccine recommendations for the 2014–2015 season.

Recommended Childhood and Adolescent Immunization Schedule for 2014

The CDC Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices has released its new immunization schedule.