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Most pneumonia hospitalizations occur in children aged younger than 5 years

March 4, 2015

Seventy percent of pneumonia hospitalizations were among children aged younger than 5 years, according to study findings published in the New England Journal of Medicine.

“Pneumonia puts thousands of young children in the hospital each year at a cost in the U.S. of about $1 billion, not to mention suffering of kids and hardship for their families,” CDC Director Thomas R. Frieden, MD, MPH, said in a press release. “This groundbreaking study shows how badly we need faster, less expensive diagnostic tests for doctors to accurately diagnose the cause of pneumonia so they can effectively treat it.”

CMS releases 2015 Quality Measures Report

March 3, 2015
CMS released the 2015 National Impact Assessment of Quality Measures Report, demonstrating that the nation has made significant progress in improving the health care…
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Prevalence of teen dating violence associated with health risks

March 3, 2015
More than 20% of female students and 10% of male students experience some form of teen dating violence, according to findings from the 2013 National Youth Risk Behavior…
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Potential biomarker identified for neonatal sepsis in preterm infants

March 3, 2015
MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Leena Mithal, MD, pediatric infectious diseases fellow at Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, discusses new research…
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Traditional school day schedule benefits children with type 1 diabetes

March 3, 2015
HALIFAX, Nova Scotia — Children with type 1 diabetes who have a balanced school day schedule, which includes two 45-minute breaks, have worsening glycemic control…
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Common Pediatric Epilepsy Syndromes

Pediatric Annals, February 2015, Volume 44 Issue 2
Benign rolandic epilepsy (BRE), childhood idiopathic occipital epilepsy (CIOE), childhood absence epilepsy (CAE), and…
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Childhood Epilepsy: February 2015

Keck School of Medicine of USC and Pediatric Annals

It is rare indeed for any child with suspected seizures to present to a pediatric neurologist’s offi ce de novo…
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Armed conflict, poverty in low-income countries contribute to spread of neglected tropical diseases

Armed conflict, poverty in low-income countries contribute to spread of neglected tropical diseases

February 25, 2015
MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Peter J. Hotez, MD, PhD, founding dean of the National School for Tropical Medicine at Baylor…
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