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Majority of new pediatricians satisfied with first jobs
Despite reports indicating job dissatisfaction among some physicians, at least one group of doctors seems to be starting their careers on the right note. (2015-03-23)

Depressed moms want pediatricians to hear them
A new study by researchers at University Hospitals of Cleveland's Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital and Case Western Reserve University offers a possible solution to address postpartum depression. Published in the March issue of Pediatrics, the study results indicated that, regardless of whether new mothers have relatively mild cases of the blues or incapacitating episodes of major depression, pediatricians can and should play a key role in keeping these women from slipping through the cracks. (2004-03-04)

Pediatricians need to talk more about skin cancer prevention
Pediatricians need to give their patients more information about skin cancer prevention and sun protection, according to a recent study from The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center. (2003-04-15)

Most physicians agree that widespread routine influenza vaccination for young children is feasible
Most pediatricians and family physicians who completed a nationwide survey agreed that universal influenza vaccination for infants is feasible, according to an article in the September issue of Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. (2004-09-06)

Pediatricians and pathologists see traumatic brain injury differently
Confronted with the same hypothetical scenarios of traumatic brain injuries to children, pediatricians and pathologists were unable to agree half the time whether the deaths should be investigated as potential child abuse, researchers at Indiana University School of Medicine found. (2007-05-14)

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. 15-17. (2011-10-15)

Moving children and families beyond trauma
Pediatricians can play an important role in helping children and communities recover following episodes of school and community violence and disaster, while working to prevent and prepare for future tragedies, said David J. Schonfeld, M.D., FAAP, a world-renowned expert on school crisis and bereavement. Dr. Schonfeld is giving a presentation, (2013-10-28)

Cross-cultural parenting: Reflections on autonomy and interdependence
Boston Medical Center pediatricians Laura Johnson, MD, MPH, Jenny Radesky, MD, and Barry Zuckerman, MD, the Joel and Barbara Alpert Professor of Pediatrics at Boston University School of Medicine, have published a paper in the current issue of the journal Pediatrics that addresses how understanding the origins and goals of parenting behaviors can help pediatricians strengthen relationships with families, demonstrate cultural sensitivity, and more effectively offer guidance on the challenges of childrearing. (2013-03-18)

Prayer on the hospital floor
What happens when the families of sick and dying hospitalized children ask their physicians to pray with them, or for them? How do pediatricians respond to such personal requests? While increasing numbers of physicians say that religion and spirituality help some patients and families cope with serious illness, a new study reports that it is almost always the families and patients who raise the issue of prayer, not the doctors themselves. (2009-12-16)

Pediatricians treating more children with behavioral health disorders, study shows
Pediatricians are diagnosing and treating a growing number of children with behavioral health problems. However, they do not always feel comfortable or sufficiently trained to fill this new role, according to a study from Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center. (2004-09-07)

Pediatricians aim to end childhood obesity within a generation
Childhood obesity has reached epidemic levels, and pediatricians are on the front lines. Pediatricians will confront these issues during a special pre-conference session at 11:30 a.m. Friday, Oct. 14, before the American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference & Exhibition in Boston. (2011-10-14)

Washington pediatricians receive regular requests for alternative child immunization schedules
77 percent of Washington state pediatricians report that they are sometimes or frequently asked to provide alternative childhood vaccine schedules for their patients, according to a new study from Seattle Children's Research Institute. (2011-11-28)

Pediatricians lack confidence in managing obesity, and their own weight might be an important factor
If North Carolina reflects what is happening nationally, most pediatricians across the country lack confidence in their ability to treat obesity, which is increasingly recognized as robbing children of physical vigor now and good health in later life, a new study shows. (2005-06-13)

Pediatricians wary about recommending complementary therapies
Many pediatricians know their patients use complementary and alternative therapies (CAM) to improve their health, yet most do not feel comfortable discussing or recommending these therapies, according to a study published in the November issue of Ambulatory Pediatrics. (2004-11-16)

90 percent of pediatric specialists not following clinical guidelines when treating preschoolers with ADHD
A recent study by pediatricians from the Cohen Children's Medical Center of New York examined to what extent pediatric physicians adhere to American Academy of Pediatrics clinical guidelines regarding pharmacotherapy in treating young patients with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. The results showed that more than 90 percent of medical specialists who diagnose and manage ADHD in preschoolers do not follow treatment guidelines recently published by the AAP. (2013-05-04)

Only a third of pediatricians fully follow guidelines on peanut allergy prevention
While 93 percent of U.S. pediatricians surveyed were aware of the national guidelines on peanut allergy prevention in infants, only 30 percent were fully implementing the recommended practices and 64 percent reported partial implementation, according to the study published in JAMA Network Open. (2020-07-15)

Daycare illness guidelines exist, but largely unknown
A new Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center study shows that parents, pediatricians and child care providers are equally unknowledgeable about guidelines that recommend whether children should be excluded from child care due to particular illnesses. (2005-11-22)

Wheezing and asthma in young children
The diagnosis of asthma in a young child may well be more challenging to pediatricians than previously appreciated, according to a review of research and clinical experience literature by Howard Eigen, M.D., of the Indiana University School of Medicine and Riley Hospital for Children appearing in the October 2008 issue of Clinical Pediatrics. (2008-10-07)

Pediatricians rarely provide translation services for patients with little English proficiency
A nationwide survey of pediatricians found that most use untrained interpreters to communicate with families who are not proficient in English. Nearly two-thirds of the pediatricians surveyed said they relied on the patient's bilingual family member to relay health information. Pediatricians in rural areas or in states with higher proportions of non-English proficient populations were the least likely to use professional translation services. (2007-04-02)

Pediatricians in Appalachia less likely to recommend HPV vaccine
Pediatricians in Appalachia are less likely than doctors in other areas to encourage parents to have their children receive the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine, according to a new study. The results are alarming because HPV infection is the most important risk factor for cervical cancer -- and studies show that Appalachian women are more likely to get cervical cancer and to die from it than women living elsewhere. (2011-09-27)

New pediatrician workforce policy addresses growing challenges in health care
A report from the Committee on Pediatric Workforce, authored by David Goodman, M.D. of Dartmouth Medical School, has resulted in a revised policy statement from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), challenging current assumptions about the need for greater numbers of doctors and raising concerns about a continued lack of racial diversity and geographic distribution in the pediatric workforce. The report and new policy statement appear in the July 5 issue of the journal Pediatrics. (2005-07-05)

Pediatric workforce must address opioid crisis
In late August, the American Academy of Pediatrics called on providers who care for youth to offer the same treatments routinely offered to adults -- including medications like buprenorphine (commonly known by its brand name, Suboxone) -- to adolescents. Now a group of pediatricians is calling on the pediatric workforce -- who have in many settings -- avoided addressing substance use among their patients, to do more to address opioid addiction among young people. (2016-10-03)

Vaccination and the gentle art of persuasion
A new study led by Tel Aviv University researchers demonstrates that nearly all pediatricians in Israel strongly support the vaccination of infants, but most do not believe that their role is to force the treatment on parents. The study recommends that communications experts could be of service in the discussion of the risks and virtues of vaccination. (2013-10-01)

Many pediatricians say they would not continue care for families who refuse vaccines
More than one-third of pediatricians say they would dismiss a family from their practice for refusing all vaccinations, according to a study in the October issue of the Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. (2005-10-03)

New research on innovative ways to prevent, treat childhood obesity presented at AAP conference
A special session at the 2013 American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference & Exhibition in Orlando will highlight innovative, successful ways pediatricians are working to prevent and treat childhood obesity. (2013-10-25)

Pediatricians are plentiful, but not in poorer states
America's children have many more pediatricians available to treat them today than they did 25 years ago, a new study finds, but the doctors aren't always where the children are. The wealthier the state, the more pediatricians there are for that state's children - and the reverse is true for kids in poorer states. (2004-07-02)

Researchers: More women physicians likely to choose pediatric subspecialties
Concerns among health care analysts that the majority of pediatricians in training are now women and that that might cause shortages in the future in pediatric subspecialties appear to be almost entirely unfounded, a new University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill study concludes. (2005-12-09)

Transition to ICD-10 may mean financial, data loss for pediatricians
ICD coding impacts insurance reimbursement and staffing decisions. (2014-06-02)

American Academy of Pediatrics study documents early puberty onset in boys
A study conducted by the American Academy of Pediatrics has documented that boys in the US are experiencing the onset of puberty six months to two years earlier than reported in previous research. (2012-10-20)

AAP president discusses impact of health care reform
Judith S. Palfrey, M.D., F.A.A.P., president of the American Academy of Pediatrics will address attendees on Saturday, Oct. 2, 2010, at the AAP National Conference and Exhibition in San Francisco. Dr. Palfrey's talk is from 10:30 to 11 a.m. PT at the Moscone Center. (2010-10-02)

Use of medication to treat pediatric insomnia is common, study finds
Although guidelines do not exist for the use of medication to treat pediatric sleep disorders, about 75 percent of pediatricians surveyed had recommended some type of medication for that purpose within the previous six months. Pediatric sleep disturbances are among the most common and challenging complaints, and a set of clinical experience-based guidelines needs to be developed, according to a study in the May Pediatrics. (2003-05-05)

Help for pediatricians in treating behavioral health problems only partially successful
Continuing medical education, newsletters and resource guides were only partially successful in changing the way that pediatricians handled behavioral health problems, according to a follow-up study at Wake Forest University School of Medicine. (2007-05-29)

Study shows United States may have more pediatricians than it needs for the next 20 years
Researchers have found there will be a 58 percent increase in the number of pediatricians and only a 9.3 percent increase in the number of kids in the US during the next 20 years. These results provide an opportunity to look at the alternative roles pediatricians can play in children's health care so we can use this work force increase to our benefit. If we don't assess the situation now this increase could drive up health care costs that impact us all. (2004-03-01)

Note to pediatricians: Taper meds in kids with stable asthma
A study of how pediatricians prescribe asthma medications suggests that while most would readily increase a child's medication if needed, many are reluctant to taper off drug use when less might be best. A report on the study, led by Johns Hopkins Children's Center researchers, appears in the July issue of Pediatrics. (2008-07-07)

NYU Child Study Center to launch Healthy Kids, Happy Futures
The NYU Child Study Center, Project Liberty and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) are proud to announce the release of Healthy Kids, Happy Futures, a pediatric education campaign. With support from Project Liberty, the program aims to assist pediatricians in becoming more proficient in identifying signs of trauma and other mental health problems in children and adolescents directly affected by the events of September 11, 2001. (2004-09-07)

Pediatricians must confront community-based threats to health
Pediatricians must look beyond the walls of the examining room and into their own communities to understand and confront the socioeconomic and environmental threats to the health of children and adolescents, such as poor nutrition, exposure to violence, and substance abuse. (2005-04-04)

Religion and medicine: Sometimes a healing prescription
Do pediatric oncologists feel that religion is a bridge or a barrier to their work? Or do they feel it can be either, depending on whether their patients are recovering or deteriorating? A novel Brandeis University study examines these questions in the current issue of Social Problems. (2009-11-04)

'Watch and wait' - a shift in approach to kids' ear infections
The most frequent reason pediatricians prescribe antibiotics to young children is for an ear infection (acute otitis media). With increased concerns about high rates of antibiotic use and resistance, recent guidelines suggest consideration of (2005-06-06)

Pediatricians support the AAP 'Community Cares' project in New Orleans charter schools
Pediatricians gathering in New Orleans this weekend for the annual meeting of the American Academy of Pediatrics will spend a day fixing up charter schools as part of the third annual AAP (2012-10-19)

Child obesity seen as fueled by Spanish language TV ads
Spanish-language television is bombarding children with so many fast-food commercials that it may be fueling the rising obesity epidemic among Latino youth, according to research led by pediatricians from the Johns Hopkins Children's Center. Latino children, who make up one-fifth of the US child population, also have the highest obesity and overweight rates of all ethnic groups. (2008-02-18)

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