Blogs

We are pleased to present on this page blog posts from some of our members. Please click a blog title below to read posts from the selected author.
May 19th, 2017

The frequency of a student's absence from school is directly proportionate to failing academic performance and school dropout.  The Attendance Works and Healthy Students Campaign report, Mapping the Early Attendance Gap, Charting a Course for Student Success, (September 2015) describes and validates this assertion.

Any asthma-related school absence is...

April 13th, 2017

Assessment and management of the student athlete experiencing school sports related head injury was the focus of the most recent meeting of the CC1AAP School Health Committee (CC1AAP SHC). Participating Committee members and guests, including Cindy Chang, MD, co-Director of the, Sports Concussion Program at UC Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland,  and Dvora Citron...

March 15th, 2017

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Annual Leadership Forum (ALF) took place in Schaumburg, Illinois from March 9 to 12, 2017. The voting member attendees included the president and vice president from each of the 66...

March 15th, 2017

  I’m on a crowded flight back from the AAP ALF (Annual Leadership Forum) Meeting in Chicago and feeling both exhausted and exhilarated. Since January, most of the news has been about people being worried, scared or disappointed. I’m coming home motivated and empowered and here are the reasons why.

  Just last week, I facilitated a small group discussion. Medical students at UCSF, during...

March 15th, 2017

Happy Summer! After a busy spring, a family vacation in Taiwan was just what I needed. Highlights included rejoining our travel-minded daughter who has spent this past year in Hoi An, Vietnam and Chiang Mai, Thailand, before returning to university this fall; and sampling the scrumptious cuisine at the night market and various eateries in Taipei. The key to rest and relaxation...

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