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Emergency coordinators improve pediatric readiness of EDs

April 21, 2015

Recent study findings suggest improvements have been made in the pediatric readiness of EDs across the United States, and the addition of pediatric emergency care coordinators has played an important role in these improvements.

“The importance for EDs to maintain a state of readiness to care for children cannot be overemphasized because day-to-day readiness affects disaster planning and response and patient safety,” Marianne Gausche-Hill, MD, of the department of emergency medicine at Harbour-University of California, Los Angeles, Medical Center, and colleagues wrote.

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ACP proposes e-cigarette regulations

April 20, 2015
As e-cigarettes are becoming more popular but data of their effects are limited, the American College of Physicians proposed regulations concerning the use of electronic…

Australia ends religious exemption benefits for vaccinations

April 20, 2015
Effective January 1, Australia will end immunization exemption for families receiving childcare benefits under the grounds of religious belief, according to a press…
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Health care costs, outpatient visits increase in severe asthma patients

April 20, 2015
Patients with severe asthma taking Xolair, high-intensity corticosteroids, or high-dose inhaled corticosteroids experienced annual increases in health care expenses…
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VIDEO: New data on vaccines and vaccination at ACVR 2015

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BETHESDA, Md. — Bruce G. Gellin, MD, MPH, the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Health and director of the National Vaccine Program Office at the U.S. Department…
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Assessment and Treatment of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder: Part 2

Pediatric Annals, April 2015, Volume 44 Issue 4
Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is the most common neurobehavioral disorder of childhood. In part 1 of…
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Pediatric Annals April 2015

Vaccines: April 2015

Keck School of Medicine of USC and Pediatric Annals

Vaccine refusal and hesitancy to vaccinatehas been a growing problem in the past 2-3decades. Perhaps victims of our…
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VIDEO: Too soon to encourage vaccination in US by withholding state assistance

VIDEO: Too soon to encourage vaccination in US by withholding state assistance

April 15, 2015
BETHESDA, Md. — Walter A. Orenstein, MD, professor of medicine and associate director of the Emory Vaccine Center at…
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