In the Journals

90% of teenaged intimate partner homicide victims are female

May 3, 2019
A recent study published in JAMA Pediatrics showed that adolescent females are disproportionately affected by intimate partner violence, or…
FDA News

FDA approves Dengvaxia for dengue prevention in children

May 2, 2019
The FDA approved Sanofi Pasteur’s vaccine Dengvaxia to prevent dengue disease caused by all four serotypes in children aged 9 through 16 years…
Meeting NewsVideo

VIDEO: Ascertaining patient’s social determinants takes some time

May 1, 2019
PHILADELPHIA – A physician should not feel that he or she has to expedite efforts to ferret out their entire patient panel’s social…
Feature

How to help patients with diabetes safely observe Ramadan

May 1, 2019
One of the most sacred traditions of Ramadan, the holiest month of the year for the world’s 1.6 billion Muslims, which begins May 6 and ends…

Title X gag rule banned nationwide, AMA declares ‘victory’

April 30, 2019
A federal district judge ruled that the Trump administration’s gag rule regarding physician- patient family planning discussions can be lifted…
Meeting News

Controlling your online reputation requires minimal time, effort

April 29, 2019
LOS ANGELES — Social media is a powerful tool that connects physicians with patients and other providers and offers a space for important…
Meeting NewsVideo

VIDEO: Sleep deprivation ‘epidemic’ has professional, health ramifications

April 29, 2019
PHILADELPHIA – The U.S. population is getting about 1.5 to 2 hours fewer sleep than it did about 40 years ago, a speaker at the American…
Meeting NewsVideo

VIDEO: Rising incidence of loneliness among physicians must be addressed

April 29, 2019
PHILADELPHIA – Physicians need to find time work through the feeling of loneliness they may have for their, and their patients’ sakes, a…
In the Journals

Number of child deaths cut in half since 1990

April 29, 2019
Child and adolescent deaths decreased by more than 50% since 1990, according to findings published in JAMA Pediatrics. Researchers said this progress…
In the Journals

Brief, 3-question screen identifies alcohol, cannabis use disorders in pediatric EDs

April 26, 2019
A screening tool for adolescents presenting to pediatric EDs can effectively identify those with alcohol and cannabis use disorders, according to…
In the Journals

CDC: Opioid prescribing guidelines ‘misimplemented’

April 24, 2019
The CDC Guidelines for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain are not consistently followed, putting patient health and safety at risk, according to a…
In the Journals

Almost 30% of boys from metropolitan areas having sex before age 13

April 24, 2019
Researchers reported that 28% of black male high school students in some U.S. metropolitan areas reported having sexual intercourse before age 13…

Federal judge issues temporary injunction regarding Title X gag rule

April 24, 2019
A federal judge issued a temporary injunction against the Trump administration’s Title X gag rule that indicated what physicians could and…
Cover Story

Nonmedical vaccine exemptions ‘violate’ a ‘fundamental right’ of children

Infectious Diseases in Children, April 2019
Thanks to a highly effective vaccination program in the United States, measles was declared eliminated in 2000. Since then, imported cases of measles…

Seqirus makes plans to transition to cell-based flu vaccine

April 23, 2019
Seqirus announced plans manufacture its influenza vaccine for the 2019-2020 season using an exclusively cell-based production process for the first…
In the Journals

Therapy dog visits ease anxiety in hospitalized children

April 22, 2019
Pet therapy significantly reduced anxiety in children during hospitalization, according to a recent quasi-experimental study published in the…
FDA News

FDA approves generic Narcan nasal spray

April 22, 2019
The FDA recently approved the first generic nasal spray of the opioid overdose antidote Narcan for use in a community setting without medical…
Meeting News

3 ways to reduce burnout

April 18, 2019
PHILADELPHIA — Data indicate that rates of physician burnout are declining, but it remains a significant issue for clinicians, a speaker at the…
Meeting NewsVideo

VIDEO: Transparency improves patient care, builds just culture

April 17, 2019
PHILADELPHIA — While strategies such as public reporting, transparency and using clinical decision support and electronic health records are…
In the Journals

Medicaid could save $2.6 billion if 1% of smokers quit

April 17, 2019
A slight reduction in absolute smoking prevalence in the United States would result in “substantial” Medicaid savings the following year…