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National vaccine coverage of children remains high

August 31, 2015

Nationwide vaccination of children aged 19 to 35 months remained high for almost all recommended vaccinations between 2013 and 2014, according to a report in MMWR.

“Collaborative efforts from a number of key stakeholders involving federal, state, and local governments, clinicians, parents and community organizations, have allowed us to achieve such high vaccination rates among children,” Anne Schuchat, MD, assistant surgeon general, said at a news conference. “Achieving these high levels has greatly reduced infectious diseases, like polio and bacterial meningitis that once routinely killed or harmed many infants and children.”

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Simon Foundation partners with Interactive Autism Network to further autism research

August 31, 2015
The Interactive Autism Network has partnered with the Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative to advance and increase internet-mediated autism research.The…
‘Healthy Happy Meal’ bills could reduce children’s fat, sodium, caloric intake In the Journals

‘Healthy Happy Meal’ bills could reduce children’s fat, sodium, caloric intake

August 31, 2015
A proposed NYC bill could reduce calories, sodium and calories from fat in children’s combination meals at fast food restaurant chains, according to recently…
Factors affected variability in PF instability injuries among high school athletes In the Journals

Factors affected variability in PF instability injuries among high school athletes

August 31, 2015
Understanding that patterns of patellofemoral instability injuries among high school athletes may vary by sport, sex and type of exposure, which investigators in this…
In the Journals

Readmission rates may skew hospital quality measurements

August 31, 2015
Readmission rates were an ineffective measure of a hospital’s quality because they did not take into account readmissions from different hospitals, resulting in a…
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Review Article

New Management Strategies for Ectopia Lentis

Journal of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus
Online Advanced Release, July 16, 2015
Ectopia lentis refers to displacement of the crystalline lens in the setting of various systemic and metabolic…
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CME
Pediatric Fatty Liver

Case Challenges in Pediatric Fatty Liver: What to Look For and When to Refer

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Synageva BioPharma Corp.

Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is characterized by excess fat deposition in the liver due to causes other…
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Meeting News Coverage Video
New mothers preferred to receive vaccine information from pediatrician vs. obstetrician

New mothers preferred to receive vaccine information from pediatrician vs. obstetrician

May 12, 2015
SAN DIEGO — Sean O’Leary, MD, MPH, from the department of pediatrics at the University of Colorado…
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