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AAP Voices

​​​​​Welcome to AAP Voices, the official blog of the American Academy of Pediatrics, where AAP member pediatricians and others share their perspectives on a wide variety of topics relating to children's health and wellness. ​​

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Two Questions Every Pediatrician Should Ask​
Erin Teresa Kelly, MD, FAAP
(March 6, 2017​)​

"Did you ask if she ate today?" That was my nurse, and it was one of my first weeks as an attending at a city-run health center. I had just ordered the due and overdue immunizations for a 16-year-old girl who had come in on her own for her well child check. It was 2 pm.The girl wasn't underweight, she hadn't expressed body images concerns, and no, I hadn't asked if she had eaten.​

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