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Coalition helps Americas near elimination of river blindness

October 3, 2015

A coalition of organizations including the Carter Center, Pan American Health Organization/WHO, the CDC and Merck’s Mectizan Donation Program, are calling for the elimination of onchocerciasis, or river blindness, in the Western Hemisphere, according to a press release.

“Today, four of the six river blindness-endemic countries in the Americas have eliminated transmission of the disease, but I am not ready to celebrate until the task is complete,” former President Jimmy Carter, founder of The Carter Center, said in the release. “Now is not the time to be complacent. It is the time to increase our efforts.”

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Energy drink consumption associated with TBI in teens

October 2, 2015
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Theater program may improve social outcomes among children with autism

October 2, 2015
A 10-week, 40-hour, theater-based program significantly improved social ability among children with autism spectrum disorder, according to study findings in the Journal
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Screening tool identified mental health issues among adolescents presenting to ED

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An 11-item mental health screening tool successfully detected alcohol/drug abuse, traumatic exposure and maladaptive behavioral symptoms among adolescents and young…
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Fever after IVIG for Kawasaki disease not predictive of coronary artery abnormalities

October 2, 2015
Recent study data showed that fever prevalence after intravenous immunoglobulin treatment for Kawasaki disease did not reliably predict coronary artery abnormalities in…
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Monthly Periods—Are They Necessary?

Pediatric Annals, September 2015, Volume 44 Issue 9
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Pediatric Fatty Liver

Case Challenges in Pediatric Fatty Liver: What to Look For and When to Refer

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Synageva BioPharma Corp.

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VIDEO: Presenters discuss prosthetic management for children with fibular, tibial hemimelia

VIDEO: Presenters discuss prosthetic management for children with fibular, tibial hemimelia

May 15, 2015
CLEARWATER, FLA. — Amanda Brown, CPO, LPO, orthotist/prosthetist at Texas Rite Scottish Hospital for Children in…
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