...to the homepage of New York Chapter 1 of the American Academy of Pediatrics. AAP New York Chapter 1 represents Pediatricians in the 50 counties of upstate New York. The population in these counties consists of 6,286,792 residents (2000 census; 33% of the state population) with ~1020 pediatricians and pediatric specialists to serve the ~1,571,700 children and teens less than 19 years old, and 72,935 births in the Chapter each year.
January 23, 2015
CDC has issued a Health Advisory re: a multi-state outbreak of measles associated with travel to Disneyland.
January 23, 2015
December 5, 2014
November 24, 2014
CDC HAN - Fatal Gastrointestinal Mucormycosis in an infant following ingestion of contaminated dietary supplement http://1.usa.gov/1z993yD
November 20, 2014
SAVE THE DATE! The AAP NY 1 2015 Annual Meeting will be held June 6, 2015 from 10 am - 3 pm at the DoubleTree Hotel in Syracuse, NY. Speakers are Colleen Mattimore, MD — Safe teen driving; and Joseph Domachowske, MD — Vaccine updates & misconceptions about vaccine safety. 2015 AAP NY 1 Annual Meeting - Save the Date.pdf
November 18, 2014
NYS DOH has released a Health Advisory regarding use of LAIV in children.
November 13, 2014
Ebola testing guidelines:
November 7, 2014
NYS Department of Health travel advisory posters are available in English and Spanish can be printed for your reception areas. AAP logo added with permission.
November 3, 2014
Updated Ebola exposure patient monitoring information from the CDC.
October 23, 2014
October 14, 2014
New publications and resources on opioid and heroin abuse can be ordered free of charge for patients and parents on the NYS website.
October 15, 2014
Q&A about Ebola and Pets
Patient-friendly fact sheets about Ebola from the CDC.
CDC Ebola Webinar on 10/14: Preparing for Ebola: What U.S. Hospitals Can Learn From Emory Healthcare and Nebraska Medical Center. Click here for details. This webinar will be archived for viewing.
October 7, 2014
How to discuss Ebola with your children, from the AAP.
MMWR: Assessment of Ebola Virus Disease, Health Care Infrastructure, and Preparedness - Four Counties, Southeastern Liberia, August 2014
October 3, 2014
NYS DOH Health Advisory - Ebola Update #2
October 2, 2014
CDC Health Advisory: Evaluating Patients for Possible Ebola Virus Disease: Recommendations for Healthcare Personnel and Health Officials
September 29, 2014
The CDC is investigating a cluster of nine pediatric patients hospitalized with acute neurologic illness of undetermined etiology. The illness is characterized by focal limb weakness and abnormalities of the spinal cord gray matter on MRI. Click here for CDC Health Advisory.
September 24, 2014
Medicaid and CHIP FAQs: Services to Address Autism
September 11, 2014
NYS DOH has issued a Health Alert for Enterovirus: Notification_17249 Entero Virus.pdf
September 3, 2014
Dr. Danielle Laraque, Chair of Pediatrics at Maimonides Medical Center, was interviewed live by Matt Lauer of NBC's The Today Show. They discussed the new sleep recommendations issued by the American Academy of Pediatrics regarding adolescents and teens.
View the interview here.
August 19, 2014
The recorded version of the NYSDOH Bureau of Immunization's most recent webinar, From Vaccine Hesitancy to Vaccine Confidence: Effective Approaches to Patient Communication, is available for viewing by clicking here. This program was presented by Dr. Joseph Domachowske, Professor of Pediatrics, Microbiology and Immunology at the SUNY Upstate Medical University, College of Medicine in Syracuse.
August 13, 2014
Recent data shows that many pediatricians are not comfortable with the preparticipation physical evaluation (PPE) process and not aware of AAP resources in performing these evaluations. This document informs providers of several important tools that may be helpful, including links to the currently recommended PPE forms on the AAP's website, as well as further information on the PPE Preparticipation Physical Evaluation monograph.
June 2, 2014
Lyme disease is increasing Monroe County. Local cases have doubled each year starting in 2011. Click here for updated information on Lyme diagnostics, treatment, and reporting from Monroe County DOH.
May 30, 2014
There have been 288 cases of measles reported so far in 2014. This is the highest reported for that period since 1994. Read CDC report.
February 12, 2014
The American Academy of Pediatrics New York 1 Chapter is pleased to share with you an HPV video which was developed by the Chapter for patient and family education purposes. The Chapter wishes to thank Drs. Colleen Mattimore and Gale Burstein for their tireless and outstanding work on this project. The video can be viewed and downloaded at http://www.ibcdigital.com/HPV/HPV_2-06__with_music.mov