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Dangers of Vaccine Hesitancy Explained in 10 Tweets
By Dr. Alok Patel, ABC News Medical Unit Parental decisions are the bedrock of childhood vaccination rates. While most parents turn to their pediatricians for help making decisions about immunization there’s also a lot of conflicting information for them to sift through. Worry over whether... Wed, 16 Apr 2014 08:41:44 -0700

Megyn Kelly Goes After Jenny McCarthy for Misleading Parents on Vaccines
Fox's Megyn Kelly was joined by contributor Dana Loesch Tuesday night to discuss the The View co-host Jenny McCarthy' s latest assertions that she's not actually "anti-vaccine" as she claims the media has made her out to be. Kelly and Loesch, who both have young children, urged parents to listen to their pediatricians and not the celebrity host. Tue, 15 Apr 2014 20:18:46 -0700

The Kid's Doctor: Measles outbreak points again to the importance of vaccines
With all of the news about the measles (rubeola) in California (51 cases) and New York (25 cases), all pediatricians are on the alert for any measles cases in our areas. I've written many times about the importance of vaccines, but this latest outbreak of measles serves as yet another reminder of their value and the concept of herd immunity. Tue, 15 Apr 2014 16:43:51 -0700

Pediatricians Warn About Kids’ Use Of Touch Screens
“The American Academy of Pediatrics is unequivocal: If your kid is under 2, no screens. For older kids, two hours a day, max. Tue, 15 Apr 2014 08:40:24 -0700

Online role playing tool helps pediatricians navigate the “Your child is overweight” talk
Health IT company Kognito has developed a simulation platform to help physicians initiate challenging conversations around child obesity. It's the product of a two year collaboration it and the American Academy of Pediatrics' Institute for Healthy Childhood Weight. Mon, 07 Apr 2014 15:29:03 -0700

The Problem with Mall Docs
Urgent-care clinics are springing up in retail stores across the country. There’s no doubt these clinics are convenient, but they leave room for a lot of problems. Tue, 01 Apr 2014 10:15:00 -0700

Two pediatricians win March of Dimes/Col. Harland D. Sanders Lifetime Achievement Award in Genetics
Two pediatricians whose research led to the need for early identification of and treatment of severe combined immunodeficiency (SCID) and its inclusion in newborn screening have received the March of Dimes/Col. Harland D. Sanders Lifetime Achievement Award in Genetics. Fri, 28 Mar 2014 22:44:13 -0700

Life-Preserving Healthcare and Freedom of Conscience Not At Odds
GAINESVILLE, Fla., March 25, 2014 / Standard Newswire / -- The American College of Pediatricians supports all that is best for children and families. This includes the Bill of Rights, as well as life-preserving healthcare. Tue, 25 Mar 2014 12:07:29 -0700

Kids Benefit From Counseling At The Pediatrician's Office
Defiance and other behavior problems are common in children, and counseling can help. Offering mental health care at the pediatrician's office made it much more likely that children would attend. Mon, 24 Mar 2014 10:42:11 -0700

AANMA, American Academy of Pediatrics Promote Family-Centered Asthma and Allergy Care
VIENNA, Va., March 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Allergy & Asthma Network Mothers of Asthmatics (AANMA), a leading nonprofit patient education organization, is partnering with the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) to improve childhood asthma, allergy and anaphylaxis care nationwide.AANMA will expand AAP's Medical Home Chapter Champions Program on Asthma, a network of volunteer ... Fri, 21 Mar 2014 12:11:00 -0700

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