November 2, 2016

‘Arctic gene’ that poses risks when fasting is found in many more infants now that DNA testing has begun

Experts once thought the condition was rare, but new DNA testing of newborns has found that CPT1A Arctic variant, as it’s called, is common among the state’s indigenous residents. While not normally a problem, the condition can lead to serious health problems when a person doesn’t or can’t eat, especially when very young.

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Immunization Social Media Toolkit

The AAP has developed Guidance to help pediatricians develop social media accounts, and sample messages to share.


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