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New interventions needed to address parental vaccine hesitancy

New interventions needed to address parental vaccine hesitancy
April 27, 2015

SAN DIEGO — Walter A. Orenstein, MD, an Infectious Diseases in Children Editorial Board member, discusses potential intervention strategies to reduce parental vaccine refusal and hesitancy.

To increase effectiveness of physician vaccine recommendations, the National Vaccine Advisory Committee suggests implementing billing codes for counseling given during recommendations and calls for research funding to develop effective interventions that address vaccine hesitancy.

Receipt of indomethacin did not affect risk for bronchopulmonary dysplasia, death in preterm infants Meeting News Coverage

Receipt of indomethacin did not affect risk for bronchopulmonary dysplasia, death in preterm infants

April 27, 2015
SAN DIEGO — Prophylactic indomethacin did not reduce risk for bronchopulmonary dysplasia or death among extremely preterm infants, according to data presented at…
Medicare’s new payment system gives physicians two options Health Care Legislative and Regulatory Update

Medicare’s new payment system gives physicians two options

April 27, 2015
The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act, signed into law on April 16, will make major changes in Medicare payments for physician services. Things start out…
Update on evaluating rashes, eosinophilia in pediatric travelers Meeting News CoverageVideo

Update on evaluating rashes, eosinophilia in pediatric travelers

April 27, 2015
SAN DIEGO — Lawrence F. Eichenfield, MD, chief of pediatric and adolescent dermatology at Rady Children's Hospital-San Diego, discusses the evaluation and…
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Supportive family ties decrease risk for violence among adolescent males

April 27, 2015
SAN DIEGO — Adolescent males who reported having supportive family relationships were significantly less likely to be associated with violence, according to data…
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An 18-Year-Old with Recurrent Fever, Night Sweats, and Lymphadenopathy

Pediatric Annals, April 2015, Volume 44 Issue 4
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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: Effectiveness of inactivated vs. live flu vaccine currently unclear

VIDEO: Effectiveness of inactivated vs. live flu vaccine currently unclear

April 24, 2015
BETHESDA, Md. — Richard K. Zimmerman, MD, of the University of Pittsburgh, explains the results of his study…
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