Pediatric Guidelines Now Urge Holistic Health And Wellbeing Checks

Published on March 10, 2016
Channel: Pbs Newshour
Category: People & Blogs
Source: Youtube

New guidelines from the American Academy of Pediatrics released Wednesday recommend that, during routine checkups, physicians also screen children for signs of poverty. The move is part of a larger effort to improve mental health and physical development in adolescents. Hari Sreenivasan talks to Dr. Renee Jenkins, former president of the American Academy of Pediatrics, for more.