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Nearly one-third of U.S. teenage drivers report texting while driving

April 25, 2015

SAN DIEGO —Although texting while driving has decreased since state laws have banned it, approximately one-third of teenage drivers report texting while driving, according to data presented here.

Alexis Tchaconas, a research assistant at the Steven and Alexandra Cohen Children’s Medical Center in New York, and colleagues assessed data from the 2011 and 2013 Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance Surveys to determine if state laws banning texting while driving affected youth behaviors. Analysis included responses from 1,566 adolescents in 2011 and 1,353 in 2013.

PAS 2015 to highlight groundbreaking scientific research, clinical science forums

April 25, 2015
SAN DIEGO — Infectious Diseases in Children and Healio.com/Pediatrics will offer live coverage from the annual meeting of the Pediatric Academic Societies, held…
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Hyperpigmented, reticulated rash in a 15-year-old female

Infectious Diseases in Children, April 2015
Carrie C. Coughlin, MD; Marissa J. Perman, MD
A 15-year-old female presents to your office with rash. She is afebrile and feels well. The patient reported that she noticed the rash 2 weeks before her appointment…
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HIV infections surge in Indiana

April 24, 2015
INDIANA — Indiana Gov. Mike Pence issued a second 30-day public health disaster emergency today as state and federal health care agencies attempt to contain a…
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Respiratory bouts linked to asthma risk later in childhood

April 24, 2015
The number of early respiratory episodes a newborn experiences, regardless of specific viral triggers, was associated with the development of asthma in school-age…
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Identifying and Addressing Vaccine Hesitancy

Pediatric Annals, April 2015, Volume 44 Issue 4
In the 20th century, the introduction of multiple vaccines significantly reduced childhood morbidity, mortality, and…
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Management of Pediatric Conjunctivitis and Otitis/Conjunctivitis Syndrome

Management of Pediatric Conjunctivitis and Otitis/Conjunctivitis Syndrome

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Alcon Research, LTD.

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VIDEO: New data on vaccines and vaccination at ACVR 2015

VIDEO: New data on vaccines and vaccination at ACVR 2015

April 20, 2015
BETHESDA, Md. — Bruce G. Gellin, MD, MPH, the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Health and director of the…
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