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Pediatricians Release Updated Guidelines for Children’s Medical Screening

The American Academy of Pediatrics recently released new, and expanded, screening recommendations for children.  The AAP encourages pediatricians to start testing younger children for everything from anemia, congenital heart disease, depression, HIV, cholesterol levels, teeth health and more.

Speaking about heart disease, Dr. Geoffrey Simon explained:

“The goal is to identify risk factors early on, so we reduce their heart disease risk as adults,” says author of the Pediatrics report, Dr. Geoffrey Simon, Nemours DuPont Pediatrics in Wilmington, Delaware, adding “it has nothing to do with whether your kids are obese or not.” Read more.

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