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ACP states support for eliminating non-medical vaccination exemptions

July 29, 2015

The American College of Physicians has added “eliminating existing exceptions for immunizations,” other than “medical reasons,” to its list of policy recommendations, according to a press release. 

“Allowing exemptions based on non-medical reasons poses a risk both to the unvaccinated person and to public health,” Wayne J. Riley, MD, MPH, MBA, MACP, ACP President, said in a press release. “Intentionally unvaccinated individuals can pose a danger to the public, especially to individuals who cannot be vaccinated for medical reasons.”

New mobile app helps screen stool for liver disease in newborns In the Journals

New mobile app helps screen stool for liver disease in newborns

July 29, 2015
In a pilot study, PoopMD, a mobile health application, was accurate in reading the color of a newborn’s stool for early signs of biliary atresia, a rare form of…
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Health care spending expected to increase over decade, but at historically low rate

July 29, 2015
Due to expanded health insurance coverage from the ACA, as well as the aging population and economic growth, health care spending is projected to increase at a rate of…

Philadelphia surgeons perform world’s first bilateral hand transplant on a child

July 29, 2015
The first pediatric bilateral hand transplant was recently performed by surgeons at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia in collaboration with colleagues from…
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Nasopharyngeal bacteria, respiratory viruses linked to acute respiratory infection symptoms

July 29, 2015
Previously unexplained acute symptoms of respiratory tract infection in pediatric outpatients may be associated with respiratory viruses and nasopharyngeal bacteria…
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Diagnostic Criteria and Evaluation of Severe Combined Immunodeficiency in the Neonate

Pediatric Annals, July 2015, Volume 44 Issue 7
Severe combined immunodeficiency disorders (SCID) are a group of primary immunodeficiencies resulting from any one of a…
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Pediatric Hematology, Oncology, and Stem Cell Transplantation: July 2015

Keck School of Medicine of USC and Pediatric Annals

Hematology and oncology are areas where all pediatric trainees get exposure during residency. Yet, these few weeks in…
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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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