Blogs

We are pleased to present on this page blog posts from some of our members. Please click a blog title below to read posts from the selected author.
March 15th, 2017

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Annual Leadership Forum (ALF) took place in Schaumburg, Illinois from March 9 to 12, 2017. The voting member attendees included the president and vice president from each of the 66...

March 15th, 2017

  I’m on a crowded flight back from the AAP ALF (Annual Leadership Forum) Meeting in Chicago and feeling both exhausted and exhilarated. Since January, most of the news has been about people being worried, scared or disappointed. I’m coming home motivated and empowered and here are the reasons why.

  Just last week, I facilitated a small group discussion. Medical students at UCSF, during...

March 15th, 2017

Today I thought about what children need.  No different from any of you, every day.  Today I gave thought to what is good for every child in the United States.  Recently every chapter president or vice president from every state in the nation came to Washington D.C. to speak to legislators on behalf of children.  Our mission was to make congress aware of how many children have health care...

March 14th, 2017

Opioids are needed to treat a variety of acute conditions and when prescribed and used appropriately are safe and effective. However, the growing opioid addiction crisis threatens every community, and frequently starts in adolescents. Data from Monitoring the Future, revealed that...

March 14th, 2017

When opportunities for prenatal care are missed, pediatricians are in the position of managing the consequences, such as caring for infants with severe pertussis or influenza. To improve prevention, please urge your OB/GYN colleagues to strongly recommend prenatal Tdap immunization to their patients at the earliest opportunity...

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