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Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine

Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine

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Guideline Watch

Improving the Oral Health of Young Children: An AAP Policy Statement Free

Pediatricians can play a role in stemming the increase in dental caries among children aged 2 to 4 years.

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.

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

Wearable Baby Monitors: A Questionable New Fashion

Advise parents that — as with other baby monitors — these are not safety devices.

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.