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Pet ownership may improve diabetes self-care in adolescents

Pet ownership may improve diabetes self-care in adolescents
June 30, 2015

Pet ownership can have a beneficial effect on adolescents with type 1 diabetes, with younger children in particular having improved glycemic control after several months spent caring for a pet fish, according to research in The Diabetes Educator.

In a pilot program designed to test behavioral intervention in adolescents with type 1 diabetes, researchers found the structured care of a pet fish helped to improve HbA1c levels by providing activity-based cues to better perform diabetes self-care behaviors.

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Classroom airborne endotoxin levels lead to increased asthma symptoms

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BLOG: Time is right to make a major impact on the prevention of youth sports injuries

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Surgical Treatment of V-pattern Exotropia in Crouzon Syndrome

Journal of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus
Online Advanced Release, June 15, 2015
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Pediatric Annals March 2015

Unusual Diagnoses: Part 2: March 2015

Keck School of Medicine of USC and Pediatric Annals

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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
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