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Pertussis incidence highest among infants younger than 2 months

Pertussis incidence highest among infants younger than 2 months
April 27, 2017

ATLANTA — Research presented at the 2017 Epidemic Intelligence Service Conference demonstrates that the age group most severely affected by pertussis are infants younger than 2 months of age, comprising 38.7% of all pertussis cases between 2000 and 2015.

Researchers also suggest that although pediatric pertussis cases resulting in hospitalization and death have declined, there is a possibility that this is caused by a higher rate of reporting in non-severe cases.

Trump advocates for sexual assault prevention

April 27, 2017
President Donald J. Trump recently deemed April as National Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month, committing to fight and raise awareness about sexual abuse…
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Haiti still prone to cholera despite improved water sources

April 27, 2017
ATLANTA — More than 6 years after a 7.0-magnitude earthquake set the stage for a cholera outbreak in Haiti, people in the resource-poor West Indies nation are…
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Obesity, central obesity increase precocious puberty risk

April 27, 2017
The risk for precocious puberty may be increased with childhood obesity and/or central obesity; the risk is more pronounced in girls than boys, according to findings…
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Influenza-related death most common in children younger than 2 years

April 27, 2017
ATLANTA — The highest mortality rate regarding influenza-related pediatric death occurs most frequently in children younger than 2 years of age, with minimal
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Validating Health Literacy and Numeracy Measures in Minority Groups

HLRP: Health Literacy Research and Practice, Spring 2017, Volume 1 Issue 2
Validation studies of existing health literacy or numeracy tools among racial/ethnic minorities are limited. This study…
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HPV Immunization: Ensuring Your Patients Do Not Slip through the Cracks

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Merck & Co., Inc.

Vaccination rates for the human papillomavirus (HPV) continue to be below those of other vaccines recommended for…
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American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology Annual Meeting

American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology Annual Meeting

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VIDEO: Practitioners should define 3 values patients recognize about the practice

March 1, 2017
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