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Mentors, video may improve primary care among children in poverty

May 1, 2016

BALTIMORE — Parent mentors and coaches, video and technology, and better implementation in schools could all be effective ways to improve health outcomes among children living in poverty that primary care providers can foster, according to data presented at the Pediatric Academic Societies Meeting.

Speaking during a symposium Sunday, the presenters noted the dire figures currently marking the realities of children in poverty — 4.8 million U.S. children, or about 6%, are uninsured. Of those uninsured children, 62% to 72 %, or about 3.5 million, are eligible for, but not enrolled in, Medicaid or CHIP. There are also racial disparities, with 5% of white children uninsured, compared with 8% among African American children and 12% among Latino children.

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Prolonged neonatal antibiotic therapy decreases yet remains associated with adverse outcomes

May 1, 2016
BALTIMORE — Although overall prolonged exposure to antibiotics decreased among extremely low birth weight patients over time, exposure varied significantly between…
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Adolescents with anxiety, depression more likely to exhibit HPV persistence

May 1, 2016
BALTIMORE — Stress and maladaptive coping mechanisms impacted HPV acquisition and persistence among girls and women, indicating a link between psychosocial…
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Most pediatricians do not use mental health clinicians to co-manage patients

May 1, 2016
BALTIMORE — The majority of general pediatricians did not use mental health professionals in the co-management of most of their patients with anxiety and…
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PCPs can assist LGBTQ adolescents in high-risk coming out to family

May 1, 2016
BALTIMORE — PCPs can play a “central role” in assisting adolescent LGBTQ patients when they decide to reveal their sexual or gender identity to family…
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