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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 international headlines, the response to this crisis was only one mission the CDC undertook during the past year.

“CDC’s Ebola response is the largest global effort in the agency’s history, but we’re carrying out many other public health missions crucial to protecting American lives,” CDC Director Thomas R. Frieden, MD, MPH, said in a press release. “We’re taking action on a wide range of health threats.”

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…
Pam Factor-Litvak In the Journals

Prenatal exposure to household chemicals associated with lower child IQ

December 18, 2014
Children exposed to two common household chemicals, di-n-butyl phthalate and di-isobutyl phthalate, during pregnancy had significantly lower IQ scores than children…
Maternal exposure to fine particulate air pollution may increase autism risk In the Journals

Maternal exposure to fine particulate air pollution may increase autism risk

December 18, 2014
Findings from an ongoing study suggest that a mother’s exposure to particulate matter air pollution during pregnancy may be linked to the development of autism…
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Presumed Ocular Juvenile Xanthogranuloma and Biopsy-Proven Cutaneous Mastocytosis Occurring Sequentially in a Young Boy

Journal of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus, Volume -2147483648
Online Only, December 12, 2014
Juvenile xanthogranuloma is a benign non-Langerhans cell histiocytosis characterized by skin lesions that tend to be…
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Management of diarrhea in infants and children

Pediatric Perspectives on the Management of Diarrhea in Infants and Children

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Lupin Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

It is estimated that there are 1.2 million cases of giardiasis and 750,000 cases of cryptosporidiosis in the United…
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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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