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...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.

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
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.


October 14, 2014
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 Communicationis 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

 

Video Resources for Sexual Abuse

The Connect To Protect Tampa Bay coalition recently developed a video on sexual abuse.  Its broad target audience includes anyone who works with children.  The video is about ten minutes long, and overviews the epidemiology, signs/symptoms, and reporting of abuse.  Please feel free to use this at your discretion.  We do request that if you use it, you please contact Rachel Stuart @ rstewar2@health.usf.edu as we can record it for grant.

Video link:  http://c2p.health.usf.edu

Regards,

Diane M. Straub, MD, MPH
Chief, Division of Adolescent Medicine
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
University of South Florida

  
Immunization Videos
Preventing HPV
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 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.
**NEW**
Distracted Driving Toolkit









With support from the Allstate Foundation, The American Academy of Pediatrics NYS Chapter 1 has developed a toolkit that can be shared to warn about the dangers of texting while driving.

The kit includes:

  • sobering facts about the rate and impact of distracted driving
  • NYS texting and driving laws
  • parent-teen driving contracts
  • cell phone app aimed at curbing texting while driving

    Click here to download materials.
 
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