The American Academy of Pediatrics says that although U.S. firearms-related deaths have dropped since the 1990s, guns were responsible for over 80 percent of teen homicides in 2009 and were the most common suicide method among teens.
The group was founded in 2002 by a group of pediatricians, including Joseph Zanga, a past president of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), as a protest against the AAP's support for adoption by gay couples.
- 2002; 18 years ago
- 500 (estimated)
- Gerry Boccarossa and Joseph Zanga
- Gainesville, Florida
The American Academy of Pediatrics is dedicated to the health of all children.
Pediatrics is a peer-reviewed medical journal published by the American Academy of Pediatrics.In the inaugural January 1948 issue, the journal's first editor-in-chief, Hugh McCulloch, articulated the journal's vision: "The content of the journal is... intended to encompass the needs of the whole child in his physiologic, mental, emotional, and social structure.
Pediatrics (also spelled paediatrics or pædiatrics) is the branch of medicine that involves the medical care of infants, children, and adolescents.The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends people be under pediatric care through the age of 21 (though usually only minors are required to be under pediatric care).
Academic Pediatrics, the official journal of the Academic Pediatric Association, is a peer-reviewed publication whose purpose is to strengthen the research and educational base of academic general pediatrics. The content areas of the journal reflect the interests of Association members and other health professionals who care for children.
The American Academy of Pediatrics does encourage room-sharing (sleeping in the same room but on separate surfaces) in its policy statement regarding SIDS prevention, but it recommends against bed-sharing with infants. Recent legal rulings suggest that bed-sharing has been attributed as a factor of unintentional infant suffocation.
AAP eBooks is your premier source for award-winning pediatric information. The AAP eBook collections feature one-time purchase, perpetual rights access to clinical references and parenting titles authored by renowned experts and researchers in the field of pediatrics. Gain instant access to over 160 titles covering areas such as Infectious Diseases; Mental Health; Nutrition & Obesity; Child Care & School Health; Practice of Pediatrics and more. The NRP eBook Collection is exclusive to AAP and is an annual subscription.
The official newsmagazine of the AAP and the trusted resource for timely vaccine updates, AAP policy insights, and anticipatory guidance the information busy professionals need to keep current.
The official journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics and the worlds leading pediatrics resource, Pediatrics® is the most-cited journal in pediatric medicine, and among the top 100 most-cited journals in all of science and medicine. Popular new features include Video Abstracts of lead authors presenting their research, Family Partnerships, and Advocacy Case Studies. The first journal dedicated to its specialty, Hospital Pediatrics® offers peer-reviewed, original research. Articles focus on infectious disease prevention, safely reducing length of stay and readmission rates, optimizing patient safety and quality improvement, caring for children with medical complexity and chronic illness, overseeing pain management practices, reducing unnecessary testing, and more.
The official literature review journal, AAP Grand Rounds offers CME credit and MOC part 2 points through clinically relevant analysis and evidence-based summaries from pediatric experts on current health issues and trends encountered in everyday medical practice. Articles are now available as MP3 Audio downloads.
PediaLink is a web-based, custom-tailored educational resource. It tracks and manages CME activities, allows peer comparisons, practice and improves the participant's overall postgraduate education. It also offers a wide array of web-based courses that are individualized to user preferences and needs.
This essential collection gives health care professionals quick and easy access to everything they needfrom well-care guides to acute care answers, patient education, to pediatric coding.
The Division of Life Support Programs (DLSP) works to advance science and research in pediatric life and create and collaborate on innovative and life-saving products that support diverse audiences including healthcare providers in the hospital setting and developing world, pre-hospital professionals, and lay providers.
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The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) provides policies, information, advice and resources about families’ and children’s interactions with various forms of media. Media is everywhere. TV, Internet, computer and video games all vie for our children's attention.