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FDA: Blood lead tests may have been inaccurate

FDA: Blood lead tests may have been inaccurate

Breaking News · May 17, 2017 www.aapnews.org FDA: Blood lead tests may have been inaccurate by Melissa Jenco · News Content Editor Some children need to have their blood lead levels rechecked due to inaccurate test results, federal health officials said Wednesday....

Gov. Edwards Announces NGA Partnership to Reduce Child Hunger in LA

Gov. Edwards Announces NGA Partnership to Reduce Child Hunger in LA

BATON ROUGE — Gov. John Bel Edwards announced that the National Governors Association Center for Best Practices (NGA Center) chose Louisiana among only 10 states to participate in a learning lab on state strategies to reduce childhood hunger. “I am excited for my...

LA AAP Speaks Out- Health care bill hurts Louisiana children

LA AAP Speaks Out- Health care bill hurts Louisiana children

Guest column: Health care bill hurts Louisiana children Dr. Bryan G. Sibley and Dr. John A. Vanchiere MAR 23, 2017 -6:14 PM The great news that we should all celebrate is that children are healthier than they have ever been in human history. This is largely due to...

Mumps Advisory 3-15-17

Mumps Advisory 3-15-17

March 15, 2017 CLINICAL ADVISORY ON MUMPS CASES IN LOUISIANA The Louisiana Office of Public Health (OPH) has detected eleven cases of mumps in students at LSU Baton Rouge over the past few days. OPH is requesting healthcare providers to be alert for mumps and keep up...

ACIP Updates Vaccine Recommendations on HPV, HepB & MenB

ACIP Updates Vaccine Recommendations on HPV, HepB & MenB

Breaking News • October 20, 2016 • www.aapnews.org ACIP updates recommendations on HPV, HepB, MenB vaccines by Melissa Jenco • News Content Editor Adolescents under age 15 years need only two doses of human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine instead of three under a new...

AAP Adjusts Screen Time Recommendations

AAP Adjusts Screen Time Recommendations

Today’s children and adolescents are immersed in both traditional and new forms of digital media. Research on traditional media, such as television, has identified health concerns and negative outcomes that correlate with the duration and content of viewing. Over the...

ABP Time Limited Eligibility Polity Updated

ABP Time Limited Eligibility Polity Updated

American Board of Pediatrics’ (ABP) Time Limited Eligibility Policy has been disseminated and carefully explained to program directors, and is now considered public. Please see the press release, below: https://www.abp.org/news/time-limited-eligibility-policy-updated...

AAP Issues Additional Guidance on Flu Vaccine

AAP Issues Additional Guidance on Flu Vaccine

The Academy does not recommend the nasal spray vaccine this flu season, after studies show poor effectiveness The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that all children ages 6 months and older receive a seasonal flu shot during the 2016-17 season, as vaccination...

Red River Potpourri

Red River Potpourri

August 19-21, 2016 Shreveport Convention Center Shreveport, LA Registration details will be forthcoming www.womansfoundation.com Call us for more information 337.988.1816 Red River Potpourri is presented by The Louisiana Chapter of the American Academy of...

LA AAP Supports Providers Around Adolescent Vaccines

LA AAP Supports Providers Around Adolescent Vaccines

Through the support of a Merck Educational Grant, the Chapter was able to bring some new resources for providers around adolescent vaccines. Printed, and available electronically, is an adolescent vaccine toolkit with information for providers, families, posters,...

Congratulations to Our Lady of the Lake on ACGME Accolades

Congratulations to Our Lady of the Lake on ACGME Accolades

ACGME Announces Institutions Selected for Pursuing Excellence in Clinical Learning Environments | Eight Institutions Become Part of Four-Year Journey of Innovation and Shared Learning CHICAGO, IL (July 13, 2016)― The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical...

Academy Releases July Immunization articles

Academy Releases July Immunization articles

The July Immunization Initiatives Newsletter includes the new HPV education and practice-improvement module on the community of immunizers. The community of immunizers site includes educational materials, practice-change resources, discussions boards, provides you...

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