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American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) 2008 National Conference and Exhibition

October 11 - 14, 2008; Boston, Massachusetts

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Conference News

  • School-Based Physical Activity Ineffective for Childhood Obesity

    However, experts say that results of the new meta-analysis should not be taken out of context.
    Medscape Medical News, October 14, 2008
  • Genetic Test May Help Assess Autism Risk in Siblings of Affected Children

    A multigene risk-assessment test for autism in families that already have an affected first child may help to predict the risk of the disorder in siblings, but some pediatricians have concerns about its specificity and sensitivity.
    Medscape Medical News, October 14, 2008
  • Hypothermia in Premature Newborns

    Certain maternal factors, such as illicit drug use and neonate intensive-care interventions, are associated with hypothermia in premature newborns, a new study reveals.
    Medscape Medical News, October 13, 2008
  • Pulse Oximetry and Congenital Heart Disease

    Pulse oximetry, a screening tool for the detection of congenital heart disease in neonates, is most likely to be valuable outside the tertiary-care environment where other methods of detecting congenital heart disease in asymptomatic newborns may not be as robust, the authors of a new study conclude.
    Medscape Medical News, October 13, 2008

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