Wednesday, February 26, 2014

The recommendations on preventive pediatric health care updated

According to an American Association of Pediatrics, the preventive pediatric health care recommendations have been restructured in the journal Pediatrics published online on Feb. 24. The colleagues and Geoffrey R. Simon, M.D., from the American Association of Pediatrics Committee on Practice and Ambulatory Medicine updated the suggested schedule of screening and health appraisal for well child visits right from infancy stage through teenage years. As per the reports, the changes comprise of a certain screening tools for drug and alcohol use in adolescents and in addition to depression screening in the age 11 in the course of 21 years with the use of prescribed screening tools. The author’s writes that, “ Each child and family is unique; therefore recommendations for preventive Pediatric Health Care are designed for the care of children who are receiving competent parenting, have no manifestations of any important health problems, and are growing and developing in satisfactory fashion.”

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