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Adolescents see improved mental health after bariatric surgery

August 3, 2015

Following bariatric surgery, most teens with severe obesity experience improved mental health; however, one in five continues to experience symptoms of depression, according to recent study findings published in Obesity.

“Most young people felt significantly better 2 years after surgery,” Kajsa Järvholm, a PhD student at Lund University in Sweden, said in a press release. “On average, they felt like most other adolescents, so their mental health had been normalized.”

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P1 type 1 genotype, MLVA type 4/5/7/2 predominate CAP cases

August 3, 2015
Among patients hospitalized with community-acquired pneumonia, the P1 type 1 genotype and MLVA type 4/5/7/2 were the most prevalent, but the proportion of these types…

BLOG: Patient financing also can be used as a marketing tool

August 3, 2015
I speak with health care practices on a regular basis. During these conversations, physicians usually ask a range of questions to help determine whether they should…
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Stool samples offer noninvasive diagnostics for parechovirus in children

August 3, 2015
The use of noninvasive PCR-based human parechovirus diagnostics from stool samples of pediatric patients improved the accuracy of hospital-based central nervous system…
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Polio vaccination programs face challenges in high-conflict areas

August 3, 2015
The path to polio eradication, especially in high-conflict areas such as Pakistan and Nigeria, is blocked by operational challenges, limited disease awareness and…
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Ophthalmological Findings of Turkish Children With Muscular Dystrophies

Journal of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus
Online Advanced Release, July 16, 2015
To present the results of ophthalmological examinations in children with muscular dystrophies and highlight the…
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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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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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