As a primary-care pediatrician, I greatly appreciated Bob Young’s summary of the GOP health-care plan. There is little surprise their proposed plans include eliminating Medicaid expansion and the individual mandate. However, the House bill also proposes radical decreases to... READ MORE
American Academy of Pediatrics What’s the Latest with the Flu for Clinicians March 2017 Current Flu Situation As of March 7, flu activity was still elevated in the United States and expected to continue for several weeks. The season so far has been moderate. The majority... READ MORE
Resolutions to protect the children and families of immigrants marked the top three resolutions selected by AAP leaders at the Annual Leadership Forum (ALF) last weekend. The resolutions called for access to legal representation for families seeking safe haven, protections for... READ MORE
“The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) opposes the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) proposal reported in the media that would separate immigrant mothers from their children when they arrive at the U.S. border. “Pediatricians work to keep families together in... READ MORE
American Academy of Pediatrics Applauds Ruling to Uphold a Physician’s Right to Counsel on Firearm Safety 2/16/2017 Ruling by Appellate Court means physicians can counsel parents about firearm safety without fear of sanctions and loss of license ELK GROVE VILLAGE, IL (Feb. 16,... READ MORE
The Essential Reference for Professionals Working with Breastfeeding Mothers Medications and Mothers’ Milk is the worldwide-bestselling drug reference on the use of medications in breastfeeding mothers, providing you the most current, complete, and evidence-based... READ MORE
More than 350 medical, professional and advocacy organizations signed on to a letter drafted by the Academy to President Donald Trump expressing “unequivocal support” for the safety of vaccines. The 28-page letter cites and abstracts more than 40 studies on vaccine... READ MORE
A letter from Dr. Alex Malter, Alaska’s esteemed Medicaid Medical Director, on mandatory lead screening for 1 and 2-year-olds on Medicaid in Alaska: “The Department of Health and Social Services is updating its regulations to clarify that lead screening is required for all... READ MORE
Congratulations to Jennifer Scoble, MD who will serve as the Alaska’s AAP Chapter Champion for newborn hearing. Dr. Scoble feels strongly in this program and writes, “The early detection and intervention of hearing loss is important to me because I have a personal background and... READ MORE
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