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CDC: EV-D68 detected in four deaths

October 1, 2014

The CDC reported today that enterovirus D68 has been detected in specimens from four patients who have died and had samples submitted for testing, according to its website.

The role of enterovirus D-68 (EV-D68) infections in the deaths currently is unclear, with state health departments continuing to investigate, the CDC said.

Removing barriers to contraceptive access reduced teen pregnancy, abortion rates

October 1, 2014
Teenagers who were given free access to a variety of birth control methods, along with counseling about the risks and benefits of each, were significantly less likely to…

Just-in-Time management principles helped reduce patient wait time

October 1, 2014
Applying processes used in manufacturing to streamline patient flow can successfully reduce patient wait time and increase the confidence of residents at teaching…
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HHS funds further development of two rapid, point-of-care influenza tests

October 1, 2014
Alere Inc. and InDevR Inc. have each entered into a contract with the US Department of Health and Human Services to further development on two influenza virus tests…
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Screening for Hormonal, Monogenic, and Syndromic Disorders in Obese Infants and Children

Pediatric Annals, September 2014, Volume 43 Issue 9
The prevalence of pediatric obesity in the United States is nearly 17%. Most cases are “exogenous”…
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Acquired and Congenital Pediatric Cardiac Disease

Keck School of Medicine and Pediatric Annals

For many pediatric providers, cardiovascular disease equates to congenital heart disease and being on the watch for the…
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Experts debate PANDAS diagnosis in children

September 18, 2014
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Margaret K. Hostetter, MD, the B. K. Rachford professor and chair of department of…
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