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Intervention improves immunization, preventive care among low-income families

July 3, 2015

The Developmental Understanding and Legal Collaboration for Everyone intervention was associated with accelerated access to concrete supports, improved rates for on-time vaccinations and preventive care and decreased ED use among low-income families of healthy newborn infants, according to study results.

As policy changes in health care have allowed for low-income families to gain access to health insurance, the health care system adapted to the challenge of meeting the specific needs of these families while achieving quality benchmarks for preventive care, according to background information provided in the study.

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Trauma-focused CBT effective among orphans, vulnerable children in low-, middle-income countries

July 3, 2015
Cognitive behavioral therapy that focused on trauma and stress-related symptoms was effective among orphans and vulnerable children in Lusaka, Zambia, according to a…
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Physician urges FDA not to lift restrictions on drug makers’ claims about their products

July 3, 2015
Drug regulations and a governing body to mandate them is a necessity for patients’ safety and health care providers’ peace-of-mind, according to a recently…
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Transfer from pediatric to adult care occurring later than recommended

July 3, 2015
The transfer from pediatric- to adult-focused primary care is occurring later than recommended — with gaps in care of more than 1 year, according to study results…
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Body temperature not an accurate indicator of serious bacterial infection

July 2, 2015
The accuracy of an infant’s temperature measured at presentation at the emergency department is not a reliable indicator for severe bacterial infection, according…
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Demystifying the Positive Antinuclear Antibody Test in Children: A Clinical Review

Pediatric Annals, June 2015, Volume 44 Issue 6
A 15-year-old girl presented with knee pain, associated with a positive antinuclear antibody (ANA). She denied joint…
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Pediatric Annals April 2015

Vaccines: April 2015

Keck School of Medicine of USC and Pediatric Annals

Vaccine refusal and hesitancy to vaccinatehas been a growing problem in the past 2-3decades. Perhaps victims of our…
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New mothers preferred to receive vaccine information from pediatrician vs. obstetrician

New mothers preferred to receive vaccine information from pediatrician vs. obstetrician

May 12, 2015
SAN DIEGO — Sean O’Leary, MD, MPH, from the department of pediatrics at the University of Colorado…
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