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Transition from High School and Special Education

Transition from High School and Special Education to Adult Life... An article on the transition from high school and special education to adult life was published by the Child Adolescent Psychiatry Clinics of North America. Written by Lee Ascherman, MD, MPH, and Julia Shaftel, PhD, “Facilitating Transition from High School and Special Education to Adult Life:…
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What’s New?

Meningococcal B Update New data published in the January 2019 issue of Pediatrics impacts clinical decision-making associated with the Meningococcal B Vaccine and is an update to an article concerning the vaccine that appeared in the Winter 2019 EPSDT Care for Kids newsletter. The study analyzed data from the National Notifiable Diseases Surveillance System and…
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New Guidelines for Pediatric Hypertension

AAP Releases New Guidelines for Pediatric Hypertension The American Academy of Pediatrics AAP has released new guidelines for pediatric hypertension. The update revises the definition of prehypertension, recommends screening only at well-visits in healthy children, expands recommendations for ambulatory BP monitoring, and offers advice for evaluation and therapy. Learn more in this Journal Watch from…
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Developmental Delay: When and How to Screen

"Developmental Delay: When and How to Screen" Kirsten Vitrikas, MD; Dillon Savard, MD; Merima Bucaj, DO. Recent and recommended article: “Developmental Delay: When and How to Screen” examines barriers to screening children for delays. It promotes the early and periodic use of screening tools, and incorporating ongoing developmental surveillance into the workflow of primary care…
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