It's been 50 years since the publication of the first study demonstrating that chest compressions can be a life-saving measure for victims of cardiac arrest and 5 years since the American Heart Association published their 2005 Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiac Care.
American Academy of Pediatrics has updated its iron intake guidelines for infants and children 3 years old and younger to help physicians and parents prevent iron deficiency and iron deficiency anemia in these children.
The H1N1 virus is expected to again be a major risk this flu season.
Warning labels are advised for foods that may be associated with a signfiicant choking risk.
The Institute of Medicine (IOM) has released new recommendations for school meal programs, setting maximum calorie levels for breakfast and lunch and recommending that the sodium content of meals should be gradually reduced over the next 10 years.
Modified oral health guidelines from the AAPD include a call for all pregnant women to receive counseling and oral healthcare during pregnancy. Additionally, infants should be given an oral health risk assessment and oral care before their 1-year birthday, according to the new guidance.
Dosing requirements for infant rotavirus vaccines were modified by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, enabling more babies to be immunized.
This article reviews major concepts contained in the AAP's 2007 autism spectrum disorders guidelines and toolkit, including screening, evaluation, management, and medication options.
The importance of individualizing clinical practice guidelines to the specific needs of each patient.
A study published in the Journal of Pediatrics found that children who do not meet American Academy of Pediatrics obesity recommendations may be three to four times more likely to be overweight than those who do.