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2014 enterovirus D68 outbreak prevalent in children with asthma

May 4, 2015

Enterovirus D68 was associated with rampant, severe respiratory illness in children, particularly those with asthma, according to a study presented at the CDC’s Annual Epidemic Intelligence Service conference in Atlanta.

Although enterovirus D68 (EV-D68) historically has been infrequent and often isolated, increases in severe respiratory illness related to EV-D68 were observed beginning in August 2014. The researchers collected regional syndromic surveillance information from Missouri, Illinois and Colorado between August and September 2014, as well as admissions data from one hospital in each state.

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Are you in an Alternative Payment Model? Why it matters

May 4, 2015
From international law firm Arnold & Porter LLP comes a timely column that provides views on current regulatory and legislative topics that weigh on the minds of…
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Genetic effects on irritability increase with age among males, not females

May 4, 2015
The genetic effects on irritability increase as adolescent males age, but they decrease with age among adolescent females, according to study findings in the American
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Sustained progress reported in early hearing loss screening, intervention programs

May 4, 2015
Between 2006 and 2012, increases were reported in screening, diagnosis, and early intervention rates for hearing loss in U.S. infants, according to the CDC. Researchers…
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Online consumers remain unaware of health risks associated with mobile infant walkers

May 1, 2015
SAN DIEGO — Despite an AAP-recommended ban on the manufacture and sale of mobile infant walkers, due to injuries and infant development delays, online consumers…
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Adolescent Immunization: 2015 and Beyond

Pediatric Annals, April 2015, Volume 44 Issue 4
In the last decade, the approach to adolescent immunizations has changed substantially. At ages 11 or 12 years, routine…
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Pediatric Annals March 2015

Unusual Diagnoses: Part 2: March 2015

Keck School of Medicine of USC and Pediatric Annals

It was once said that the task of the generalist is the most difficult of all. “In a sea of normal children, the…
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Maternal vitamin D status could protect against bacterial, viral infections in infants

Maternal vitamin D status could protect against bacterial, viral infections in infants

April 28, 2015
SAN DIEGO — Valencia Walker, MD, a neonatologist at Mattel Children’s Hospital at the University of…
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