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Analysis shows large racial disparities in mental health care for children, young adults

Analysis shows large racial disparities in mental health care for children, young adults
August 24, 2016

Mental health care visits were significantly lower among black and Hispanic children and young adults, compared with their white peers, according to recent findings.

“It has become increasingly clear that minorities are overrepresented in the criminal justice system and underrepresented in the receipt of mental health care. We need to look closely at how equitably our health care institutions are serving all segments of society,” Lyndonna Marrast, MD, MPH, of Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine, Hempstead, New York, said in a press release.

FDA News

ImPACT computerized tests for postconcussion assessments gain FDA marketing OK

August 24, 2016
The FDA recently approved the marketing of a pair of medical devices, including one intended for pediatric patients, designed to assess cognitive functioning after head…

PCPs should be aware of potential psoriasis risks, treatment options

August 23, 2016
Psoriasis can be visually, physically, and emotionally jarring for those with the disease. According to the National Psoriasis Foundation, approximately 7.5 million…

Local Zika transmission within Florida extends to Pinellas County

August 23, 2016
The Florida Department of Health is investigating a new locally transmitted Zika virus case in Pinellas County, and it reported more contained activity within the…
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ADHD, conduct disorder common in students who misuse stimulants

August 23, 2016
College students who misused prescription stimulants were more likely to have attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, conduct disorder, substance use disorder and…
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Intravitreal Bevacizumab for Zone II Retinopathy of Prematurity

Journal of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus
Online Advanced Release, August 18, 2016
To evaluate the treatment outcomes of intravitreal bevacizumab injections as monotherapy in type 1 retinopathy of…
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CME

Pediatric Hematology, Oncology, and Stem Cell Transplantation: July 2015

Keck School of Medicine of USC and Pediatric Annals

Hematology and oncology are areas where all pediatric trainees get exposure during residency. Yet, these few weeks in…
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