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Nearly 2% of hospitalized kids get at least one antibiotic for noninfectious conditions

August 15, 2019
Findings published in the Journal of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society showed that nearly 2% of children admitted to 32 children’s…

AAP, AAFP, ACP, urge Trump administration to rescind final 'public charge' rule

August 13, 2019
The AAP has issued a press release urging the Trump administration to rescind a Department of Homeland Security proposal that could affect immigrant…
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How to answer patients’ questions about ‘rare, extremely serious’ meningococcus B

August 13, 2019
CDC data show that cases of meningococcal disease caused by serogroup B in the United States is at an all-time low — only 0.11 cases per…

USPSTF: Screen adults, but not children, for illicit drug use

August 13, 2019
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recently issued its first draft recommendation that specifically encouraged primary care clinicians to screen…
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Kids born to older parents less likely to have behavior problems

August 13, 2019
Children born to older parents are less likely to have externalizing behavior problems, according to a population-based cohort study that included…
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Physicians more likely to recommend antihistamines for respiratory infections in kids

August 12, 2019
There has been a sharp decline since 2008 in recommendations for cough and cold medicines for respiratory infections in children, but an increase in…
In the Journals

Text message intervention lowers STI rate among teens with PID

August 12, 2019
A text message-based intervention to improve self-management of pelvic inflammatory disease, or PID, among teens and young adults significantly…
In the Journals

Pediatricians less likely than non-pediatricians to prescribe antibiotics via telemedicine

August 8, 2019
Physicians were more likely to receive a five-star satisfaction rating on a direct-to-consumer, or DTC, telemedicine platform when they prescribed…
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5 questions patients may have about epinephrine shortage, how PCPs can answer

August 7, 2019
The last few weeks of summer can be an exceptionally difficult time to find an epinephrine auto-injector in some parts of the country, an allergist…
In the Journals

Phase 2 study shows Avycaz is safe, effective in kids with cUTIs

August 5, 2019
Children with complicated UTIs were safely and effectively treated with the combination antibiotic Avycaz compared with cefepime, according to…
In the Journals

Obamacare improves access to advanced practitioners

August 5, 2019
The proportion of appointments scheduled with nurse practitioners, physician assistants and similar advanced practitioners increased by more than 5%…
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Semen cryopreservation viable option for transgender patients, study shows

August 5, 2019
Semen cryopreservation is a viable method of fertility preservation for feminizing transgender individuals, according to findings published in…
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Sesame allergy may affect more than 1 million Americans

August 2, 2019
At least 1 million children and adults in the U.S. are likely affected by a current IgE-mediated sesame allergy, according to findings recently…
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1 in 17 children takes melatonin at least once a week

August 2, 2019
Findings of a cross-sectional study published in JAMA Pediatrics suggested that approximately 6% of children — or one in 17 — are given…
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EMR ‘happy hour’ improves efficiency, efficacy

August 1, 2019
Hour-long monthly sessions where health care professionals shared best electronic medical record practices with their peers — dubbed by the…
Breaking News

Trump administration to allow Canadian drugs to be imported

July 31, 2019
Trump administration officials recently unveiled the Safe Importation Action Plan, a two-pronged historic approach that they said provides the…
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Drug use within 3 days sufficient to identify substance abuse disorder in younger teens

July 30, 2019
Questions that assessed frequency of use of alcohol, cannabis and other illicit drugs correctly determined which adolescents had substance use…
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Generic version of Harvoni safe, effective HCV treatment for teens

July 29, 2019
Research published in the Journal of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society suggests that a generic version of ledipasvir-sofosbuvir —…
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Parents can improve teen condom use but do not delay sex

July 29, 2019
A meta-analysis of nearly 3 decades of research showed that parent-based interventions can increase condom use among teenage children but they do not…
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Q&A: Improving confidential health care for teens

July 24, 2019
With STDs on the rise in the United States, appropriate screening and treatment are crucial to curbing transmission. However, this can be difficult…