NAPNAP 2014

More effort needed to prevent pediatric poisonings

More effort needed to prevent pediatric poisonings

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Early recognition improves outcomes for toxic ingestion.

Tools identified for evaluating CAM

Tools identified for evaluating CAM

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Many patients use complementary and alternative therapies, but healthcare providers often don't have a sufficient knowledge base to recommend for or against specific therapies.

Text message reminders may improve vaccine adherence

Text message reminders may improve vaccine adherence

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As more children live in wireless-only homes, text message services have the potential to be effective immunization reminder tools.

Vaccinating against HPV: Why so early? Why boys?

Vaccinating against HPV: Why so early? Why boys?

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Make sure parents understand utility of the HPV vaccine for preventing cancer, not just sexually transmitted diseases.

Risk-assessment tool aids dental caries prevention

Risk-assessment tool aids dental caries prevention

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An oral health screening tool helps identify children that need dental interventions during routine primary care visits.

Parents may not know HPV vaccine recommended for boys

Parents may not know HPV vaccine recommended for boys

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Efforts to improve HPV vaccine uptake in boys should focus on parent education, link between virus and cancer.

Medical lessons from the Boston Marathon bombings

Medical lessons from the Boston Marathon bombings

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NAPNAP 2014 keynote highlights pediatric blast injuries and emergency preparedness in tribute to bombing victims.

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