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Pediatrics Corner: Why doctors recommend HPV vaccine for pre-teens

Pediatrics Corner: Why doctors recommend HPV vaccine for pre-teens

A new version of the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine protects against twice as many cancers as the existing formula, according to new research in the New England Journal of Medicine, but the vaccination rate against HPV continues to be low. Pediatrician Anne Powell helps families understand how the vaccine works and why doctors recommend it for pre-teens.

Expert’s Corner: Impact of dietary cholesterol ‘overrated’

Expert’s Corner: Impact of dietary cholesterol ‘overrated’

The impact of cholesterol in an individual’s diet has long been “overrated,” according to preventive cardiologist Ira Ockene, MD, who supports a new federal recommendation to lift the decades-old limit on cholesterol consumption from the government’s dietary guidelines.

Pediatrician on need for vaccinations: ‘I go home at night and worry about children who are not protected’

Pediatrician on need for vaccinations: ‘I go home at night and worry about children who are not protected’

As a measles outbreak linked to Disneyland continues spreading, a new study in Pediatrics has identified clusters of California communities where high percentages of children are under-immunized. In this Pediatrics Corner video, Richard Moriarty, MD, explains why childhood vaccinations are essential.

Expert’s Corner: Consider all options for treating depression during pregnancy

Expert’s Corner: Consider all options for treating depression during pregnancy

In the Expert's Corner video, psychiatrist Nancy Byatt, DO, explains why all treatment options for depression during pregnancy—including antidepressant medications—should be considered by women and their doctors.   

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