Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

October 15, 2011
Sledding injuries: a significant cause of hospitalizations, injuries during winter months
In new research, 30 percent of children hospitalized following a sledding injury suffered significant head injuries, and 10 percent of these children had a permanent disability.

Experts in pediatric palliative care to discuss challenges in this emerging field
In a two-hour seminar at 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 15 at the American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference & Exhibition in Boston, experts will discuss current challenges in pediatric hospice and palliative care

CDC to launch new autism curriculum at AAP national conference & exhibition
A new autism curriculum developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and endorsed by the American Academy of Pediatrics, will be launched at the 2011 AAP National Conference & Exhibition in Boston Oct.

Young artists draw their healthy lifestyles
The American Academy of Pediatrics National Children's Art Contest drew hundreds of entries from 39 states and 10 countries, with the theme of

Minority children less likely to wear a car seatbelt, putting them at greater risk of severe injury
Less than half of pediatric car passengers suffering injuries from motor vehicle crashes were restrained, with the lowest rates among blacks, Hispanics and Native Americans, according to a research abstract presented Saturday, Oct.

Christy Turlington Burns to speak on energizing and broadening the Maternal Health movement
Fashion model and Global Maternal Health Advocate Christy Turlington Burns will speak at the American Academy of Pediatrics Section on International Child Health meeting at the AAP National Conference & Exhibition in Boston on Saturday, Oct.

Delayed pediatric appendicitis treatment linked to complications, and even death
An in-hospital delay of appendicitis treatment beyond two days was linked to an increased likelihood of complications, including perforation and abscess formation; longer hospitalization; increased costs; and more rarely, death, according an abstract presented Saturday, Oct.

Caroll Spinney, AKA 'Big Bird' to address Nation's Pediatricians
In a keynote presentation to the American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference & Exhibition in Boston, puppeteer Caroll Spinney will discuss the qualities his character promotes in children: compassion, self-confidence, persistence, imagination, tolerance, curiosity, openness, respect and humor.

AAP President provides update on agenda for children
O. Marion Burton, MD, FAAP, president of the American Academy of Pediatrics will address attendees at 10:30 a.m.
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