• Management chapters include numerous tables to facilitate differential diagnoses and summarize management strategies.
  • Resource boxes inform readers of helpful websites as well as organizations and useful printed materials.
  • The Environmental Health chapter is specially updated to address more key toxicants, and presents resources for diagnosis and management.
  • Theories and applications of complementary care are discussed in the Complementary Therapies chapter. Tables on herbal interactions and many complementary treatments for common childhood conditions are featured.
  • Color inserts feature 31 full-color photographs illustrating ear, skin, and other conditions and symptoms.
  • The Pediatric Medication appendix includes the latest drugs used in pediatric primary care with specific dosing for infant, children, adolescents, and adults when applicable.
  • Other appendices present growth charts, laboratory values and the latest asthma management guidelines.
  • Updated content includes in-depth discussion of childhood obesity and mental health problems.
  • Additional information on urgent care of children is included in the disease management sections.
  • Discussion Forum questions are included with each management chapter.