Members of the AAP: I am pleased to announce the outcome of the 2016 AAP National Election. All of our members involved in the election have been notified and thanked for their willingness to be a part of our AAP leadership. The terms of the leadership below will begin on January... READ MORE
Children and youth with special health care needs (CYSHCN) who have or are at risk for physical, developmental, behavioral, or emotional chronic conditions have increased needs for health-related services. In an effort to reduce health care costs and potentially improve quality... READ MORE
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... READ MORE
When Kyle Schwartz started teaching third grade at Doull Elementary School in Denver, she wanted to get to know her students better. She asked them to finish the sentence “I wish my teacher knew.” The responses were eye-opening for Ms. Schwartz. Read Entire Article >> READ MORE
Children who start getting vaccinated against human papillomavirus before 15 need only two doses, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention decided Wednesday. Its previous recommendation was for a three-shot regimen, but studies have shown that two doses work just a... READ MORE
Traditional childhood vaccinations gave parents relief and satisfaction that their child was protected from an immediate threat; a disease they had seen firsthand in their community. In contrast, the HPV vaccine is given to a well child whose risk for developing HPV-related... READ MORE
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