A U.S. pediatricians’ group is trying to eliminate race-based medical guidance

A pediatrician examines a newborn baby in her clinic in Chicago on Tuesday in 2019. In a new policy statement released Monday, the American Academy of Pediatrics says it is putting all its guidance under the microscope to eliminate "race-based" medicine and resulting health disparities.

The American Academy of Pediatrics is reexamining its treatment recommendations. Pediatricians have followed flawed guidelines linking race to risks for urinary infections and newborn jaundice.

(Image credit: Amr Alfiky/AP)

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