Passenger with measles may have exposed others at O’Hare airport

January 16, 2018
A passenger with an active case of measles may have exposed others to the highly contagious disease at O’Hare International Airport in Chicago…
At Issue

Pertussis vaccines and the next steps in development

Infectious Diseases in Children, January 2018
Infectious Diseases in Children asked C. Buddy Creech, MD, MPH, associate professor of pediatrics, division of pediatric infectious diseases, and
Cover Story

Pertussis increase attributed to waning vaccine immunity

Infectious Diseases in Children, January 2018
Since the 1940s, the diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis vaccine has been widely available to combat the transmission and development of pertussis…
In the Journals

Black parents underreport autism concerns in their children

January 16, 2018
Black parents mentioned significantly fewer autism concerns as well as fewer repetitive, restricted and social behavior concerns in their children…
In the Journals

Routine HIV screening at age 25 improves clinical outcomes

January 16, 2018
A one-time routine HIV screening at 25 years of age was cost-effective and led to better clinical outcomes among teenagers and young adults without…

New CBO report suggests reauthorizing CHIP is less expensive than alternatives

January 15, 2018
The bi-partisan Congressional Budget Office and Joint Committee on Taxation has issued a report that seemed to suggest extending the…

Collaborations between PCPs, community, needed to tackle obesity epidemic

January 15, 2018
Efforts to help patients who have overweight or obesity — which CDC data suggest affects nearly 40% of adults and 20% of children in the U.S…

FDA committee fails to recommend Linhaliq for chronic lung infection

January 12, 2018
Aradigm Corporation recently announced that the FDA’s Antimicrobial Drugs Advisory Committee did not recommend approval for Linhaliq to treat…
In the Journals

Maternal folic acid intake reduces risk for autistic traits in some children

January 12, 2018
Women who took an antiepileptic drug while pregnant had a five to eight times increased risk for having a child with autistic traits if they did not…

ACP ‘strongly opposes’ enforcing work requirements for Medicaid

January 11, 2018
ACP emphasized its strong opposition to restricting access to health care coverage through Medicaid based on employment status. The Trump…

FDA expands opioid safety warnings on cough, cold medications

January 11, 2018
The FDA is attempting to combat pediatric exposure to cough and cold medicines containing opioids by requiring changes to safety labeling on these…
In the Journals

Viral suppression in HIV–positive teens, young women in Africa far below UNAIDS target

January 11, 2018
The prevalence of viral load suppression was well below UNAIDS targets in adolescent girls and young women in seven African nations between 2015 and…

CDC highlights state-level progress against antibiotic resistance

January 10, 2018
The CDC used new data to highlight accomplishments made in several U.S. states to combat antibiotic resistance. Congress has appropriated $323…
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More than two-thirds of individuals who try smoking become daily smokers

January 10, 2018
Approximately 69% of individuals who ever tried a cigarette progressed — at least briefly —to daily smoking, according to a study…
In the Journals

Black children experience higher risk of mortality after surgery

January 10, 2018
Risk factors for mortality after surgery, including use of ventilation, oxygen support and wound infections, are more prevalent in black children…
In the Journals

Maternal acetaminophen use linked to language delay in girls

January 10, 2018
Girls born to women who used acetaminophen during the first 3 months of pregnancy were more likely to experience language delay at 30 months…

Expanding clinic huddles to other staff members reduces burnout, identifies IT issues

January 9, 2018
While the idea of huddles has been utilized in primary care among clinicians and medical assistants for some time, recent research suggests that…

HHS nominee calls lowering drug prices one of his ‘top priorities’

January 9, 2018
Alex Azar II, President Donald J. Trump’s nominee to be the administration's second HHS secretary acknowledged that “all drug prices are…
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US childhood mortality rates lag behind other wealthy nations

January 8, 2018
Although childhood mortality declined across wealthy countries during a 50-year period, mortality rates in the United States have been higher than 19…

Thousands of 7-Eleven customers in Utah possibly exposed to hepatitis A

January 8, 2018
The Salt Lake County Health Department has reported that an employee of a 7-Eleven store in West Jordan, Utah, may have exposed as many as 2,000…