Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine

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Guideline Watch

Updated Guidelines for Treating Cerumen Impaction

The American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery has updated its 2008 clinical practice guidelines on management of cerumen impaction.

Food Allergy Guidelines Updated to Include Prevention of Peanut Allergy Free

Based on findings from the LEAP trial, the updated guidelines provide advice for preventing peanut allergy in infants at different risk levels.

Congenital Zika: Updated Guidance for the Care of Infected Infants Free

The CDC has released detailed recommendations for caring for congenitally infected infants.

Medical News

Overall Use of Illicit Substances Down Among Teens Free

Fewer adolescents are using drugs, cigarettes, and alcohol than in the past, according to results from the NIH-funded Monitoring the Future annual survey.

Topical Lidocaine Could Help Make Infant Vaccines Less Painful Free

Topically applied lidocaine may help ease vaccination pain in infants, according to a study in the Canadian Medical Association Journal.

Surgeon General Launches Campaign Against E-Cigarette Use by Youth Free

U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy is urging healthcare providers, parents, and other adults to talk with children and adolescents about the dangers of electronic cigarettes.

Practice Watch

AAP Updates Recommendations for Management of Procedural Pain in Neonates Free

Limiting neonatal procedures, objective assessment of pain, and judicious use of pain management are highlighted in the policy statement.

Vaccine Watch

2016 Childhood and Adolescent Immunization Schedule Released Free

The annual update is again a single schedule for children from birth to 18 years, available exclusively online.

In Practice

Interview with Jon Harris, PA-C — Health Care for the Homeless Free

Blogger Bianca Belcher interviews Jon Harris, PA-C about the most challenging and rewarding aspects of working with the homeless population in Boston.