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Female clinicians more likely to initiate vaccinations at acute visits

May 27, 2016

Recent research in the Journal of Adolescent Health found that, along with other clinical characteristics related to vaccination, female clinicians were more likely to administer vaccinations to adolescents during acute care visits.

“Because little is known about gender-related differences in delivery of adolescent preventive care, we examined the relationship between clinician, child, and guardian gender and receipt of HPV vaccine compared to Tdap and MCV4 vaccines, which are not associated with a sexually transmitted infection or gender-specific diseases,” Laura Johnson Faherty, MD, MPH, of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholars Program at the University of Pennsylvania, and colleagues wrote.

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AAP recommends full-time nurse in all schools

May 26, 2016
The AAP recently released a policy statement calling for a minimum of one full-time registered school nurse in every school across the United States. “As student…

AAFP, ACP, ACOG, AAP, CDC director call on Congress to approve Zika funding

May 26, 2016
Joining a growing call from medical organizations for Congress to quickly approve emergency funding for prevention and treatment of the Zika virus, CDC Director Tom
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Celiac disease not associated with depression in adolescents

May 26, 2016
SAN DIEGO — Celiac disease was not associated with major depressive disorder in adolescents, according to findings presented at Digestive Disease Week 2016…
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Neither financial nor educational programs improve vaccination rates

May 26, 2016
Recent study data showed that participating in a financial services program or virtual learning collaborative led to self-reports of increased vaccination rates…
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Facilitated Versus Self-guided Training of Non-ophthalmologists for Grading Pre-plus and Plus Disease Using Fundus Images for Retinopathy of Prematurity Screening

Journal of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus, May/June 2016, Volume 53 Issue 3
Retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) is an important cause of preventable blindness; barriers to screening necessitate…
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Operation Immunization 2016: Enhancing HPV Immunization

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Merck & Co. Inc.

During the last decade, several new vaccines, including the meningococcal conjugate (MCV4), tetanus, diphtheria…
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Increase in fireworks-related injuries among children spurs review of state laws

May 4, 2016
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