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Symptom education crucial during National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month

May 22, 2017

While asthma and allergies continue to be common conditions in the United States, with over 60 million people experiencing symptoms, many people are unaware or do not follow suggestions on managing and preventing their symptoms.

For the last 30 years, the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) has dedicated the month of May as National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month, and this year will commemorate prevention and treatment strategies for these conditions.

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AAP: Fruit juice should not be given to children younger than 1 year

May 22, 2017
Due to its high sugar and calorie content, in addition to its lack of protein and fiber, fruit juice should not be given to infants younger than 1 year, according to a

Most doctors disapprove of Trump approach to health care

May 19, 2017
A new survey shows that the majority of U.S. doctors do not like President Donald J. Trump’s job performance when it comes to health care policy, and think that…
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‘Handshake stewardship’ reduced hospital antimicrobial use by almost 11%

May 19, 2017
Rather than preauthorizing antibiotics or imposing restriction policies, an antibiotic stewardship program in which a team of pharmacists and physicians evaluated all…
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Record levels of in-home HIV test sales linked to the ‘Charlie Sheen effect’

May 18, 2017
After actor Charlie Sheen announced that he was HIV-positive during an interview on NBC’s Today Show on Nov. 17, 2015, researchers found that millions of people…
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The Ketogenic Diet: A Practical Guide for Pediatricians

Pediatric Annals, December 2016, Volume 45 Issue 12
The ketogenic diet is an effective treatment for drug-resistant epilepsies in children. In addition, it is the…
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Unusual Diagnoses: Part 1: January 2015

Keck School of Medicine of USC and Pediatric Annals

Index of suspicion—a term used daily by clinicians in general practice who must, in a sea of “normal”…
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