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AAP guidelines for 2013-2014 influenza vaccination

September 03, 2013

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has released its guidance for influenza vaccination during the 2013-2014 influenza season. As always, AAP recommends that all children and adolescents aged 6 months and older receive either the trivalent or quadrivalent influenza vaccine, and children should be immunized as soon as the vaccine becomes available.

Sick-visit immunizations

September 01, 2013

Do sick-visit immunizations dampen parental incentive to return for missed well-baby examinations?

Mental disorders affect 1 in 6 US kids

May 21, 2013

About 17% of children and teenagers in the United States suffer from a mental disorder, according to a first-of-its-kind federal report.

Wide gap between PCP, specialist career pay

October 04, 2012

Lifetime earnings for primary care physicians (PCPs) fall well below the career incomes of specialists, which makes attracting medical students to primary care a difficult sell, according to a national study. More >>

Antibiotics can trigger onset of IBD in kids

October 04, 2012

Antianaerobic antibiotics commonly used to treat infections in children have been linked to the development of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) in this population, with the highest risk for children aged younger than 1 year. More >>