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Altered gait, biomechanics seen in patients with juvenile fibromyalgia

January 27, 2015

Patients with juvenile fibromyalgia showed alterations in walking patterns, greater knee weakness, lower bilateral hip abduction strength, reduced ankle dorsiflexion and other physical and psychosocial alterations compared with a group of healthy controls, according to researchers.

Study participants included 17 patients with juvenile fibromyalgia (FM) and no other rheumatic or untreated psychiatric conditions and 14 healthy control participants matched by age and sex.

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Most pro-marijuana tweets involved those aged younger than 25 years

January 26, 2015
Study findings published in the Journal of Adolescent Health indicate the majority of tweets about marijuana were sent and received by Twitter users aged younger than…
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Child's death linked to N. fowleri in treated tap water

January 26, 2015
A case of primary amebic meningoencephalitis that led to the death of a child in Louisiana was associated with culturable Naegleria fowleri in tap water from a treated…
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Majority of PCPs assigned high value to medical imaging

January 26, 2015
The majority of primary care physicians considered access to medical imaging to be essential to patient care, indicating that it aided in establishing earlier and more…

Chikungunya: 5 things you should know

January 25, 2015
The chikungunya virus became known worldwide following an epidemic that originated in Kenya during 2004. More recently, the Caribbean and Central and South America saw a…
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A 14-Year-Old Female with Difficulty Swallowing

Pediatric Annals, January 2015, Volume 44 Issue 1
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Pediatric Annals December 2014

Sports Medicine: December 2014

Keck School of Medicine of USC and Pediatric Annals

The past two decades have witnessed an amazing increase in the participation in competitive sports by children of all…
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Lessons every clinician should know about lymphadenopathy and lymphadenitis

December 5, 2014
NEW YORK — Mary Anne Jackson, MD, chief of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases section at Children’s Mercy…
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