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Childhood Obesity: The Elephant in the Room

March 30, 2012


Since March is National Nutrition Month, and because I’m still on my pediatrics clerkship, I thought “What better time to write about childhood obesity?” In recent years, childhood overweight and obesity statistics have received a good deal of media attention, but this has done little to slow their rise.  Data from the National Health and […]

Controversy Over New HPV Vaccine Guidelines

February 1, 2011


A vaccination policy statement released today by the American Academy of Pediatrics has already drawn fire from a number of anti-vaccine groups, specifically for its endorsement of vaccination against HPV infection in boys. First, let’s examine exactly what the AAP added to its guidelines regarding the HPV4 & HPV2 vaccines: “HPV4 may be administered in […]