Perri Klass: “Parents who don’t want to vaccinate their children are a perennial sore subject in my profession. The question bubbled up again this spring at the American Academy of Pediatrics’ Annual Leadership Forum, where academy leaders vote on issues of concern to pediatricians across the country”

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A single question asked at an annual check-up — whether parents have trouble making ends meet — could help pediatricians identify children at risk for serious health problems associated with poverty and the chronic levels of stress that often accompany it

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So many teenagers are seeking cosmetic surgery to trim or shape the external genitalia that the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists issued guidance from its Committee on Adolescent Health Care

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But parents don’t always understand what they are signing up for. Each week in the United States, about 300 children are diagnosed with cancer. Many of them will be offered treatment as part of a clinical trial that tests different drugs or different ways to give standard drugs

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As the debate continues whether to screen all young children for autism, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPTF) has weighed in with recommendations for clinicians as well as parents. Dr Robert Glatter speaks with our Dr. Margaret Moon

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An international group of pediatric cancer specialists was so troubled about the profession’s unsystematic approach to distributing scarce medicine that it developed rationing guidelines that are being released Friday. The effort is led by the Berman Institute’s Dr. Yoram Unguru

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Getting it right is that much harder when patients don’t know the words to describe what they’re feeling

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Can a robotic teddy bear help alleviate anxiety, pain and isolation for children in a hospital?

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