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Pediatrics (Definition)

Pediatrics is the branch of medicine that concerns children and their health.

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Can you recomend me a good book about nutrition, basic pediatrics or emotions?

Can you recomend me a good book about nutrition, basic pediatrics or emotions?

Pedi educational mat: Your best information source is the american academy of pediatrics web site. ...Read more

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What happens if you file a complaint with the american board of pediatrics?

What happens if you  file a complaint with the american board of pediatrics?

Good question: I don't see a way to file a complaint with abp. However, if you really feel that your pediatrician has done something wrong, please start a conversation with him/her. Pediatricians are extremely interested in helping your child and can even suggest second opinions. The abp maintains specialty certification, the worst they could do was revoke certificaiton, but not a medical license to practice. ...Read more

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Infant Health (Tip)

Infant Health

In 2010 amer. Assoc. Of pediatrics doubled vit d intake to 400 iu/day for all infants during the first year of life. ...See more

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Why does the american academy of pediatrics say not to exceed a maximum of 32oz of formula in 24hrs?

Why does the american academy of pediatrics say not to exceed a maximum of 32oz of formula in 24hrs?

AAP Recs: Generally, by the time the child is old enough to drink 32 oz of formula per day they are also of the age that they should start being fed from a spoon. Cereal, fruits, veggies all become an important source of calories for the growing child and actually need less formula. Excessive feeding can lead to weight problems in the young child. ...Read more

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What does board-certified in pediatrics mean?

What does board-certified in pediatrics mean?

Exam done: Means that the person has completed the pediatric board specified exams after the completion of the residency training. ...Read more

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Vaccinations (Tip)

Vaccinations

If your child has no insurance at all, you can get free shots at your doctors if they are "vaccine for children" providers. ...See more

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Are clipboards at pediatrics offices germy?

Are clipboards at pediatrics offices germy?

Yes: Almost everything in the pediatric office carries germs, including books, toys and even the doctor's stethoscope. Most offices try to clean these items but it would be very difficult to clean everything between each patient. Hand washing is a good idea when you leave using soap and water or hand sanitizer which should be available in each room. ...Read more

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What are the requirements to become board-certified in pediatrics?

What are the requirements to become board-certified in pediatrics?

Many hurdles: You must complete medical school and an accredited residency program in pediatrics. During this time multiple board exams are also taken and must be passed. ...Read more

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Adolescent health (Tip)

Adolescent health

If your child has new symptoms, do not hesitate to contact your pediatrician. ...See more

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Is developmental/behavioral pediatrics a form of mental health service?

Yes: If your child has a developmental, learning, or behavioral problem, a developmental-behavioral pediatrician has the training and expertise to evaluate and care for your child. Developmental-behavioral pediatricians possess training and experience to consider, in their assessments and treatments, the medical and psychosocial aspects of children’s developmental and behavioral problems. ...Read more

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