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Children of immunizing parents three times more likely to receive seasonal influenza vaccine

May 17, 2017

Children whose parents had received an influenza vaccine are 2.77 times more likely to be immunized against seasonal influenza and were more likely to be compliant with other recommended immunizations, including HPV, according to recent study findings.

“Most parents voluntarily follow the recommended childhood immunization schedule, although a substantial minority of parents are vaccine hesitant and likely to miss [at least] one recommended immunization,” Steve G. Robison, MPH, and Andrew W. Osborn, MBA, from the Oregon Immunization Program at the Oregon Health Division, wrote. “Parental vaccine hesitancy is a common and well-recognized factor in incomplete childhood immunizations.”

Shared reading in infancy significantly improved later literacy, language outcomes

May 11, 2017
Language and literacy outcomes in children are greatly impacted by the inclusion of shared reading in early infancy and toddlerhood, with effects sustained for up to 4
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Saliva biomarkers may help predict concussion symptom duration in children

May 9, 2017
Analyzing saliva for changes in the micro-ribonucleic acid levels served as a prognostic indicator of symptom duration among children following a concussion, according
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Norovirus outbreak reported in three Sacramento County schools

May 5, 2017
Officials from the Elverta Joint Elementary School District in Sacramento County, California have closed three schools this week due to 38 cases of norovirus among…
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The Pediatrician’s Role in Community Advocacy for Childhood Obesity Prevention

Pediatric Annals, September 2014, Volume 43 Issue 9
As childhood obesity rates continue to rise, increasing numbers of pediatric providers are advocating for healthier…
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Dermatology: A Morphologic Approach to Differential Diagnosis: August 2015

Keck School of Medicine of USC and Pediatric Annals

Most primary care pediatricians will agree that on any given day they evaluate a fair number of dermatology concerns…
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American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology Annual Meeting

American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology Annual Meeting

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ID Week: Perspective on polio eradication

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Children of immunizing parents three times more likely to receive seasonal influenza vaccine

May 17, 2017
Children whose parents had received an influenza vaccine are 2.77 times more likely to be immunized against seasonal influenza and were more likely…

Shared reading in infancy significantly improved later literacy, language outcomes

May 11, 2017
Language and literacy outcomes in children are greatly impacted by the inclusion of shared reading in early infancy and toddlerhood, with effects

Meeting NewsPerspective

Saliva biomarkers may help predict concussion symptom duration in children

May 9, 2017
Analyzing saliva for changes in the micro-ribonucleic acid levels served as a prognostic indicator of symptom duration among children following a

Breaking NewsPerspective

Norovirus outbreak reported in three Sacramento County schools

May 5, 2017
Officials from the Elverta Joint Elementary School District in Sacramento County, California have closed three schools this week due to 38 cases of…

In the Journals

Vaccine advocacy program effective in reducing parental vaccine hesitancy

April 25, 2017
A community-based intervention using parent advocacy was successful in promoting vaccine-positive attitudes over the course of 3 years in Washington…

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AASM: Delaying school start time benefits student health

April 21, 2017
Communities should implement start times of 8:30 a.m. or later for middle school and high schools to optimize daytime alertness, reduce tardiness and…

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Unreliable food access linked to poor behavior, learning in kindergarten

April 14, 2017
Inadequate access to food in early childhood was correlated with negative social-emotional and cognitive outcomes among children in kindergarten

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Synthetic cannabinoid use linked to risk behaviors in teenagers

April 13, 2017
Teenage synthetic cannabinoid users exhibited a higher prevalence of health risk behaviors, including those detrimental to sexual health, than…

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Bystander intervention program reduced sexual violence among high-school students

March 28, 2017
Sexual violence and other forms of interpersonal violence perpetration were drastically reduced among Kentucky high schools following the

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AAP, public health organizations call for FDA ban of all flavored tobacco products

March 23, 2017
Five health care organizations have urged the FDA to prohibit all candy- and fruit-flavored tobacco products, including e-cigarettes, cigars and…

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