Meeting Coverage


American Academy of Pediatrics

Pediatricians Embrace New Strategy on Firearms: Harm Reduction

AAP shifting away from highlighting its support for strict gun control

AAP over a photo of the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim California

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Opioids Most Common Contributor to Fatal Poisonings in Young Kids

42% of all deadly poisonings tracked from 2005-2018 were due to Illicit or prescription opioids

October 12, 2022
In Pediatrics, Women Face Unique Mistreatment and Disparities

Studies report more sexual harassment, smaller salaries, worse patient ratings

October 12, 2022
Treatment for Young Infants With Fever Has Undergone a Rethink

More focus on less antibiotic use, shortened observation periods, and fewer hospitalizations

October 10, 2022
Pediatricians in the Dark When Muslim Kids Fast During Ramadan

Asking questions and providing guidance are key to safe fasting, advocate says

October 10, 2022
Mixed Results With Umbilical Cord Milking in Struggling Newborns

No drop in NICU admission rates versus early cord clamping, but there were other boons

October 9, 2022
Some Teens Want to Quit Vaping: Pediatricians Can Help

Anne Griffiths, MD, discusses vaping trends, risks for COVID, and more

October 13, 2021
Pandemic Sleeplessness: Are Kids Tossing and Turning as Much as Adults?

Children seem to suffer from less "coronasomnia" but melatonin sales still shot up

October 11, 2021
Perinatal COVID: More Answers Needed on Preterm Birth, Maternal Mortality

Evolving questions about new moms and infants during the pandemic

October 11, 2021
Collateral Damage of COVID-19: Home Injuries, Suicides in Kids?

Trends during a period when many kids were kept out of school

October 10, 2021
Simone Biles to Pediatricians: "Speak Up" About Sexual Abuse

Gymnast talks Tokyo games, Congressional testimony in AAP keynote

October 9, 2021
Finding a Way to Predict COVID-19 Severity in Kids

Pilot study measures elevated cytokine levels in saliva

October 9, 2021
Study: Kids Exposed to Harmful Plastics During Heart Surgery

Are tubing and blood bags sources of trouble?

October 9, 2021
Racial Disparity Seen in Child Abuse Reporting

Clinician bias suggested as reason for overdiagnosis in certain groups

October 5, 2020
Gun Deaths in Young People: A Poverty Thing?

Association remains after controlling for state-level gun prevalence

October 5, 2020