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Remains/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- It's never too early to start screening kids for medical conditions more associated with adults such as high cholesterol and depression. That's the latest recommendation from the American Academy of Pediatrics, which issued new medical guidelines for youngsters and adolescents in the journal Pediatrics.
MONDAY, Nov. 18, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- American children get too many unnecessary antibiotic prescriptions for upper respiratory infections, a medical group says. Now the organization is urging both providers and parents to take steps to ensure that antibiotics are used only when truly needed.
More than one in five pediatric office visits results in an antibiotic prescription, according to the authors of a new report from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). And about 10 million antibiotic prescriptions are written every year for upper respiratory infections that likely won't improve from antibiotic use.