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Family discussions may reduce risky tanning behaviors among adolescent girls

Family discussions may reduce risky tanning behaviors among adolescent girls
May 30, 2016

Read the Perspective from Sherry L. Pagoto, PhD

Recent research in the Journal of Adolescent Health identified opportunities to enhance risk awareness and reduce risky tanning behaviors during mother and daughter discussions.

“Mother/daughter dyads reported gaining knowledge about tanning risks from a combination of health education and personal and family experiences,” Jennifer L. Hay, PhD, at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, and colleagues wrote. “Results emphasize the value of educational interventions designed to raise melanoma-related risk awareness and suggest the potential benefit of improving knowledge maintenance and family engagement through information sharing.”

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Eliminating out-of-pocket costs increases PCP visits, reduces ED use

May 27, 2016
Elimination of out-of-pocket expense for children’s primary care visits increased usage of primary care providers and decreased usage of emergency medicine…
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Female clinicians more likely to initiate vaccinations at acute visits

May 27, 2016
Recent research in the Journal of Adolescent Health found that, along with other clinical characteristics related to vaccination, female clinicians were more likely to…
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AAP recommends full-time nurse in all schools

May 26, 2016
The AAP recently released a policy statement calling for a minimum of one full-time registered school nurse in every school across the United States. “As student…

AAFP, ACP, ACOG, AAP, CDC director call on Congress to approve Zika funding

May 26, 2016
Joining a growing call from medical organizations for Congress to quickly approve emergency funding for prevention and treatment of the Zika virus, CDC Director Tom
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A New Surgical Treatment Option for Chronic Total Oculomotor Nerve Palsy: A Modified Technique for Medial Transposition of Split Lateral Rectus Muscle

Journal of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus, May/June 2016, Volume 53 Issue 3
To describe a new surgical modified procedure in patients with chronic total oculomotor nerve palsy and to evaluate the…
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Pediatric Hematology, Oncology, and Stem Cell Transplantation: July 2015

Keck School of Medicine of USC and Pediatric Annals

Hematology and oncology are areas where all pediatric trainees get exposure during residency. Yet, these few weeks in…
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