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Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine

Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine

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USPSTF Guide to Clinical Preventive Services, 2014

Recommendations of the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force offers a free pocket guide for all providers of primary care services. The clinical summaries are abridged versions of recommendations from the USPSTF.

Guideline Watch

Diagnosing and Managing Pediatric Concussion

Comprehensive guidelines for children aged 5 to 18 years with suspected concussion

Vaccine Recommendations for Primary Immunodeficiency Patients and Family Members

The Medical Advisory Committee of the Immune Deficiency Foundation offers additional guidance on vaccinations to be avoided and encourages routine vaccination when appropriate.

USPSTF: Prevention of Dental Caries in Children Younger than 5 Years

Primary care clinicians should prescribe systemic fluoride supplementation at age 6 months, if water supply is deficient, and apply fluoride varnish in all children when primary teeth erupt.

Medical News

Human Growth Hormone Use on the Rise Among Teens Free

The percentage of ever-users more than doubled from 2012 to 2013.

FDA Recommends Consumers Steer Clear of Pure Powdered Caffeine Free

Serious complications can include vomiting, diarrhea, stupor, disorientation, rapid heartbeat, seizures, and death.

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

Recommended Childhood and Adolescent Immunization Schedule for 2014

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