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Top 10 Pediatrics Articles: 2011

What topics on Medscape Pediatrics were the biggest attention getters in 2011? We took a quick look back and found that, just as in 2010, those who care for children are, at their core, clinicians.
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AAP Updates Meningococcal Vaccine/Booster Dose Guidelines

December 7, 2011 Adolescents should be routinely immunized with the quadrivalent meningococcal conjugate vaccine (MCV4) at 11 or 12 years of age and receive a booster dose at age 16 years, according to updated guidelines in an American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) policy statement published online November 28 and in the December print issue of Pediatrics.
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Preterm Infants May Be Successfully Managed With nCPAP Alone

October 24, 2011 Initial respiratory management of preterm infants may not always require intubation or the use of prophylactic surfactant, according to a new study published in the November
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Babies And Toddlers Should Learn From Play, Not Screens

BOSTON The temptation to rely on media screens to entertain babies and toddlers is more appealing than ever, with screens surrounding families at home, in the car, and even at the grocery store.
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More Aggressive Whooping Cough Vaccine Use Advised

September 26, 2011 The American Academy of Pediatrics and the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have revised their recommendations on the whooping cough vaccine to call for the administration of
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Doctors in distress

Several recent US studies have provided new insights into the eff ect studying and practising medicine has on the mental health of young doctors and surgeons. Sharmila Devi reports.
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My Stateless Child

Dear Mr. Prime Minister,

My mummy wanted to write this letter and use expletives and cite laws to fight on behalf of children like me in Malaysia, but I told her it would sound better
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On The Defensive

Do you order every test on every patient? ...
Many doctors have an inflated perception of the risk of being sued, so practise with a dagger at their back. Sara Williams asks:
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