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First Ebola case diagnosed in US

September 30, 2014

The CDC today confirmed that a Texas man who recently returned from West Africa was diagnosed in the United States with Ebola virus.

The unidentified patient left Liberia on Sept. 19 and returned to the US the next day. He developed symptoms 4 to 5 days later and presented to a Dallas hospital on Sept. 28. Texas health officials sent samples from the patient to the CDC in Atlanta, where it was confirmed through PCR analysis that the patient was infected with the disease. The patient has been placed in isolation, and health authorities have identified and will monitor everyone who might have come into contact with the patient while he was infectious, according to CDC director Thomas Frieden, MD, MPH.

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Medical societies express concern as CMS publishes first wave of payment data

September 30, 2014
CMS has come under criticism today for the release of its first batch of Open Payments System data. According to some medical societies, the data are inaccurate and…

NIH, FDA win award for meningitis vaccine licensing deal

September 30, 2014
The technology transfer of a low-cost meningitis vaccine earned the NIH and FDA an award for the year’s most outstanding intellectual property licensing deal…

Spread of EV-D68 may be linked to neurologic illness cases

September 30, 2014
The CDC or state public health laboratories have confirmed 443 people from 40 states and the District of Columbia with respiratory illness caused by enterovirus D68…
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Screening for Hormonal, Monogenic, and Syndromic Disorders in Obese Infants and Children

Pediatric Annals, September 2014, Volume 43 Issue 9
The prevalence of pediatric obesity in the United States is nearly 17%. Most cases are “exogenous”…
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Childhood Obesity

Keck School of Medicine of USC and Pediatric Annals

Pediatricians in practice during the past 20 years saw it coming and felt powerless to stop it. At first it was a…
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Experts debate PANDAS diagnosis in children

September 18, 2014
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Margaret K. Hostetter, MD, the B. K. Rachford professor and chair of department of…
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