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Children showed greater blood lead levels after switch to Flint River water

July 29, 2016

Read the Perspective from Helen J. Binns, MD, MPD

Recent data published in MMWR showed that young children living in Flint, Michigan, had higher blood lead levels after the city switched to water sourced from the Flint River.

“This crisis was entirely preventable, and a startling reminder of the critical need to eliminate all sources of lead from our children’s environment,” Patrick Breysse, PhD, director of the CDC’s National Center for Environmental Health, said in a press release. “CDC is committed to continued support for the people of Flint through our Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention program and efforts to raise awareness and promote action to address the critical public health issue in communities across the country.”

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ART for mothers eradicates HIV transmission risk in breast-fed infants

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ACOG emphasizes hospital use for birth safety, expands home birth contraindications

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Delaying pregnancy by 9 to 24 months reduces incidence of prenatal Zika virus infections

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Be forewarned: Infectious diseases coming to a practice near you

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The only place to hear the latest on huge shifts in the world of pediatric medicine and infectious diseases, and to learn first about what to expect in the coming year
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Original Article

Effects of Head-Mounted Display on the Oculomotor System and Refractive Error in Normal Adolescents

Journal of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus, July/August 2016, Volume 53 Issue 4
To investigate the clinical effects of head-mounted display on the refractive error and oculomotor system in normal…
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Keck School of Medicine of USC and Pediatric Annals

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PAS 2016

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VIDEO: Scott B. Halstead, MD, discusses Zika history

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