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Pediatrician-provided reminders, other interventions improve sun protection behaviors among children

Pediatrician-provided reminders, other interventions improve sun protection behaviors among children
February 12, 2016

According to recent research in JAMA Pediatrics, a multifaceted sun protection program, including text message reminders and swim shirts, improved sun protection behaviors and helped to prevent skin damage in children.

“Pediatricians’ seasonal age-specific sun protection recommendations will be more effective if supported by an effective, easily accessible, multicomponent program that can be reinforced at home,” June K. Robinson, MD, research professor of the department of dermatology at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and colleagues wrote. “The multicomponent program presented in this study … was effective in increasing sun protection behaviors while minimizing biologic measures of sun damage.”

CMS extends 2015 EHR meaningful use attestation deadline

February 12, 2016
CMS has extended the deadline to attest to meaningful use of electronic health records for 2015, according to an email from the agency.Providers in the Medicare &…

Senate Health Committee passes Advancing Research for Neurological Diseases Act of 2015

February 12, 2016
The Senate Health Committee passed the “Advancing Research for Neurological Diseases Act of 2015” (S. 849)” on Tuesday, which will establish a national…

Senate health committee passes Next Generation Researchers Act

February 12, 2016
The Senate health committee passed the Next Generation Researchers Act (S. 2014) with bipartisan support on Tuesday, which aims to increase opportunities for young…
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Senate: Health care IT bill will ‘end unfair practices’ for patients, providers

February 12, 2016
The U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions unanimously recommended a measure designed to improve health care information technology.The purpose…
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Inferior Oblique Botulinum Toxin Injection: A Postoperative Diplopia Test for Secondary Inferior Oblique Muscle Overaction

Journal of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus
Online Advanced Release, February 4, 2016
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Operation Immunization 2016: Enhancing HPV Immunization

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Merck & Co. Inc.

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