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Deliberate self-poisoning during adolescence a significant predictor of suicide

April 27, 2015

SAN DIEGO — Results from a population-based study presented at the Pediatric Academic Societies Annual Meeting indicated that presentation to the hospital for deliberate self-poisoning significantly increased adolescent risk for suicide.

Yaron Finkelstein, MD, of the Hospital for Sick Children, University of Toronto, and colleagues used multiple provincial health care databases to identify adolescents who presented to an Ontario hospital after a first self-poisoning episode from 2001 to 2011. The study cohort consisted of 23,167 patients, aged 15 to 18 years, who had self-poisoned and 1,158,350 age-matched controls. Researchers followed patients for a median of 7.7 years after hospitalization.

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Transparency key to increasing vaccination rates

April 27, 2015
BETHESDA, Md. — Providing safe immunization programs and reporting them accurately and transparently to the public can be vital to improving vaccination rates…
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Act III for meaningful use — The EHR incentive program Stage 3 proposed rule

April 27, 2015
CMS issued its Stage 3 Meaningful Use Proposed Rule on March 30 (Proposed Rule). Stage 3 is expected to be the final stage of the Electronic Health Record (EHR)…
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Watching one hour of TV per day increases risk for obesity by 50%

April 26, 2015
SAN DIEGO — Children who watched at least one hour of television per day were significantly more likely to be overweight vs. children who watched 30 minutes or…
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E-cigarette use on the rise among teen smokers, non-smokers

April 26, 2015
SAN DIEGO — Results from a national study indicate that electronic cigarette use has significantly increased among adolescents in the last two years, regardless of…
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Immunizations Save Lives!

Pediatric Annals, April 2015, Volume 44 Issue 4
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Management of Pediatric Conjunctivitis and Otitis/Conjunctivitis Syndrome

Management of Pediatric Conjunctivitis and Otitis/Conjunctivitis Syndrome

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Alcon Research, LTD.

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VIDEO: New data on vaccines and vaccination at ACVR 2015

VIDEO: New data on vaccines and vaccination at ACVR 2015

April 20, 2015
BETHESDA, Md. — Bruce G. Gellin, MD, MPH, the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Health and director of the…
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