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Majority of US high school students get insufficient sleep

December 19, 2014

Less than 10% of US high school students reportedly obtain at least 9 hours of sleep nightly, according to data in Preventing Chronic Disease, suggesting the majority of high school students get insufficient sleep.

Charles E. Basch, PhD, a professor of health and education at Columbia University, and colleagues assessed data collected between 2007 and 2013 in four successive biennial samples from the Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System to determine sleep patterns among high school students.

Misplaced fear

December 18, 2014
When it comes to Ebola, the public is demonstrating its fear and paranoia with measures ranging from buying personal hazmat suits to excluding children from schools who…
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CDC's 10 most important public health challenges of 2014

December 18, 2014
In a year that has been fraught with public health crises, the CDC has had more than its share of important work to do. While 2014’s Ebola epidemic dominated…

DOJ indicts 14 involved with 2012 fungal meningitis outbreak

December 18, 2014
Fourteen people were indicted in connection with the 2012 fungal meningitis outbreak caused by contaminated vials of injectable steroids, according to the Department…
Health Care Legislative and Regulatory Update

New year, new code: How to get paid for chronic care management in 2015, part 1

December 18, 2014
From international law firm Arnold & Porter LLP comes a timely column that provides views on current regulatory and legislative topics that weigh on the minds of today’s…
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Eyelid Basal Cell Carcinoma in a Healthy Child

Journal of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus, Volume -2147483648
Online Only, December 12, 2014
Basal cell carcinoma is rare in children and usually is associated with genetic or immune predisposing factors. A…
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Allergy and Immunology

Keck School of Medicine of USC and Pediatric Annals

When is a cough more than just a cough? This is the challenge that faces every pediatric provider when confronted with…
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RIVUR: Antimicrobial prophylaxis associated with reduced risk for recurrence, comparable renal scarring

RIVUR: Antimicrobial prophylaxis associated with reduced risk for recurrence, comparable renal scarring

December 4, 2014
NEW YORK — Sarah Long, MD, section chief of Infectious Diseases at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children…
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