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Choosing Wisely®: Not All Tests or Medications May be Necessary

From the Show: Healthy Children
Summary: When your doctor prescribes medications or tests, do you just blindly say ok? Here is a list the AAP recommends you discuss with your doctor the next time they are prescribed.
Air Date: March 06, 2013
Duration: 10 Minutes
Host: Melanie Cole, MS
Guest Bio: Dr. Rhonda G. Acholonu M.D
acholonuDr. Acholonu is a pediatric hospitalist, providing care to pediatric inpatients at Tisch and Bellevue Hospitals. She is also the Residency Program Director for the Department of Pediatrics. Dr. Acholonu received her MD from the MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, completed her residency at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, and joined the NYU faculty in July 2005.

Choosing Wisely®: Not All Tests or Medications May be Necessary
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) released a list of specific tests or treatments that are commonly given to children, but are not always necessary.

The list identifies five targeted, evidence-based recommendations that can get you talking with your doctor about what tests and medications are actually necessary and which ones may not be.


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