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The Hill features article written by DC AAP Vice Chair, Ankoor Shah

SOURCE: http://thehill.com
By Dr. Ankoor Y. Shah – 01/26/17 07:15 AM EST

As I ended my day a couple weeks ago in my Southeast D.C. pediatrics clinic, I noticed my last patient was a 16-year-old for an asthma follow up visit. Before walking in, I reviewed her medical history and current asthma medications, which would guide my future medical management.

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AAP: Teen access to abortion care is a right

SOURCE: http://www.mdedge.com
Publish date: January 23, 2017
By: Whitney McKnight Frontline Medical News

Confidentiality and access to timely, appropriate medical care are the rights of adolescents seeking to terminate a pregnancy, according to an updated policy statement from the American Academy of Pediatrics.

“Genuine concern for the best interests of minors argues strongly against mandatory parental consent and notification laws,” the statement authors wrote in the updated policy statement, “The Adolescent’s Right to Confidential Care When Considering Abortion,” published online in Pediatrics.

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DC AAP Testifies at DC Council Hearing on Federal Immigration Raids

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Dr. Nathalie Quion, Co-Chair of the DC AAP Immigrant Child Health Committee, provided strong testimony on the health effects on children of Federal Immigration Raids at a November 17th DC Council public hearing on the “Sense of the Council Regarding Federal Immigration Raids Resolution of 2016.” To view Dr.

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Pediatrician: Vote as if young lives depend on you

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Shannon Brockman (WC Poulton)

SOURCE: Orlando Sentinel
By Shannon Brockman, New Voices columnist

With the general election quickly approaching on Nov. 8, the time has come to make sure that your voice is heard.

As a pediatrician, I plan to use my voice and my vote to ensure that the needs of our state’s more than 4 million children are prioritized by our elected leaders.

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DC AAP Board Member, Dr. Jessica Weisz, Featured for Her Efforts to Screen for Toxic Stress in Washington Post

Nadine Burke Harris, a pediatrician in San Francisco, is advocating for all children to be screened for traumatic experiences, which, research shows, have a long-term impact on health. She is a Heinz Award winner  (Photo by Jason Henry)

Nadine Burke Harris, a pediatrician in San Francisco, is advocating for all children to be screened for traumatic experiences, which, research shows, have a long-term impact on health. She is a Heinz Award winner (Photo by Jason Henry)

In an October 25th article in The Washington Post’s Health and Science section, Dr.

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DC AAP’s Dr. Ankoor Shah Publishes Zika Article in The Hill

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SOURCE: The Hill on August 16, 2016, by Dr. Ankoor Y. Shah

In Pediatrics, prevention is everything. I spend my days giving vaccines to prevent Measles, urging healthy eating habits to prevent obesity, and counseling about smart contraceptive management to prevent teen pregnancy. So as a pediatrician, it absolutely baffles me that Congress has not passed legislation to fund a federal response for the Zika Virus, a response that can prevent an epidemic.

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