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‘Healthy Happy Meal’ bills could reduce children’s fat, sodium, caloric intake

August 31, 2015

A proposed NYC bill could reduce calories, sodium and calories from fat in children’s combination meals at fast food restaurant chains, according to recently published data. 

“While 54 calories at a given meal is a small reduction, smalls changes that affect a wide number of people can make a large impact. Passing the bill could be a step in the right direction, though no single policy can singlehandedly eliminate childhood obesity,” Brian Elbel, PhD, associate professor, department of population health at NYU Langone and NYU Wagner, said in a press release. 

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Factors affected variability in PF instability injuries among high school athletes

August 31, 2015
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Gay and bisexual teenage boys were unlikely to undergo HIV testing, according to research published in the Journal of Adolescent Health. “As one of the first…
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Presence of children in household increases likelihood of viral detection

August 28, 2015
Children living in households put each family member at greater risk for viral infection, according to results from the Utah Better Identification of Germs-Longitudinal…
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Differential Diagnosis of Linear Eruptions in Children

Pediatric Annals, August 2015, Volume 44 Issue 8
A 3-year-old girl presented with a linear eruption on her leg for 2 months. She was otherwise healthy and…
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Pediatric Fatty Liver

Case Challenges in Pediatric Fatty Liver: What to Look For and When to Refer

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Synageva BioPharma Corp.

Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is characterized by excess fat deposition in the liver due to causes other…
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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
SAN DIEGO — Sean O’Leary, MD, MPH, from the department of pediatrics at the University of Colorado…
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