There are approximately 7,500 child hospitalizations and 500 in-hospital deaths each year due to injuries sustained from guns.
Several studies have documented earlier onset of puberty in girls over the past few decades.
Food insecurity and lack of stable housing are factors known to increase maternal stress. But a study in the August 2013 issue of Pediatrics, “Diaper Need and Its Impact on Child Health,” points to another stressor – an inadequate supply of diapers.
At the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) National Conference & Exhibition in Orlando, the AAP will provide resources, workshops and presentations about what Affordable Care Act (ACA) implementation means for children and pediatricians.
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) is very grateful to individual members and friends for support of programs and activities which impact on the health of children and add significant value to the pediatric profession.