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CDC estimates 30% of antibiotic prescriptions in US unnecessary

CDC estimates 30% of antibiotic prescriptions in US unnecessary
May 4, 2016

Approximately one in three antibiotics prescribed in outpatient settings in the United States are unnecessary, according to recent data published in JAMA.

The CDC reported that the majority of these misused antibiotics are prescribed for viral respiratory conditions such as common colds, bronchitis, sinus and ear infections.

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Antibiotics overused among neonates at lower risk for early-onset sepsis

May 4, 2016
BALTIMORE — Prolonged antibiotic therapy continued to be administered to extremely preterm infants, including those with significantly lower risk for early-onset…
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Benefits of breastfeeding very preterm infants seen in first month

May 4, 2016
BALTIMORE — A daily fluid intake that is at least 50% breast milk during the first month had a positive relationship with total brain tissue and cortical surface…
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CDC: ADHD treatment rates for young children do not reflect AAP-recommended guidelines

May 4, 2016
Recent findings from the CDC indicated medication was more common than psychological services for treatment of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder in children aged…
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Family financial assets tied to child health, independent of income

May 4, 2016
BALTIMORE — PCPs should be mindful that economic stability, independent of income, which often gives an incomplete picture as it does not account for debt and cost…
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Charles Dickens and Barnaby Rudge: The First Description of Williams Syndrome?

Pediatric Annals, February 2016, Volume 45 Issue 2
Williams syndrome, a disorder caused by a genetic deletion and characterized by moderate intellectual disability with…
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Sudden Cardiac Death in Children and Adolescents: December 2015

Keck School of Medicine of USC and Pediatric Annals

In any busy primary care pediatric practice issues such as chest pain, syncope, palpitations, and arrhythmias…
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VIDEO: Flublok demonstrates superior efficacy over IIV

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