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One-fourth of Bronx schoolchildren diagnosed with asthma

October 31, 2014

A survey of schoolchildren in Bronx, N.Y., showed that 25% had asthma, and only 27% of those students had the city-mandated medical administration form on file at school, according to study data.

In 2012, researchers submitted 1,270 self-administered questionnaires for parents of children in grades 2 through 4 at four Bronx elementary schools with questions pertaining to asthma, medication and symptoms. Responses to the six-item surveys were returned by 61% of participants, who indicated that 25% of the children had physician-diagnosed asthma. Eighty percent of the children were prescribed asthma medication.

AOA offers web page for resources on infectious diseases

October 31, 2014
The American Optometric Association has published a new web page with an overview on a variety of infectious diseases that optometrists and their staff may encounter.The…
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Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders more prevalent than previously indicated

October 31, 2014
Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders were more prevalent among a cohort of first graders in the Midwest than indicated by previous estimates, according to study findings…
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Experience, training of surgeons key to improvement of thyroid surgery outcomes

October 31, 2014
CORONADO, Calif. — A surgical review of the year’s most important literature at the American Thyroid Association Annual Meeting focused on three ways to…
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Journal of Psychosocial Nursing and Mental Health Services Oct 2014 CNE Activity

This activity is co-provided by Villanova University College of Nursing and SLACK Incorporated.

Topics include simulation in psychiatric nursing education.
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Professional Socialization of Students in Clinical Nurse Specialist Programs

Journal of Nursing Education
Online Advanced Release, October 27, 2014
Graduate nursing programs facilitate the transition of RNs to advanced roles through a complex process of professional…
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Endocrine research advances ‘raise more questions than answers’

October 30, 2014
CORONADO, Calif. — Possible birth defects caused by propylthiouracil (PTU) and methimazole and the efficacy of…
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