Tag: general pediatrics

1. Using nationally representative retrospective data of children 0 to 4 years old, authors found that children living in counties with the highest poverty concentration had 3 times the rate of child abuse fatalities compared to counties with the lowest poverty concentration. 2. African American children in counties with lowest...
Statement Rundown: There is growing evidence that children unable to live with their biological parents fare better when living with extended family rather than nonrelated foster parents. In fact, the number of children who live with relatives other than their biological parents has been increasing over the years, with substance...
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has released a policy statement for the Periodicity Schedule, a document that addresses updated preventative pediatric healthcare recommendations. Statement Rundown: The Periodicity Schedule is revised annually to reflect the consensus of the AAP and Bright Futures workgroup and is designed for the care of...
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has published the newest recommendations for immunizations of children and adolescents. These changes include: the grouping of routinely recommended vaccines; updates to H influenza type b vaccine, Human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccine, Meningococcal B vaccine; and some stylistic modifications that make the schedule...
1. In a nationally representative sample of children age 2 to 21 years old, over a third of patients with mental health conditions saw a primary care physician (PCP) for care and medications. More children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) saw their PCP for care compared to those with anxiety/mood...