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Routine vaccination rates increased, remained stable in 2013

August 29, 2014
Vaccination coverage for all routinely recommended childhood vaccines increased or remained stable in 2013, according to study findings in MMWR
In the Journals

CDC: E-cigarette use tripled among adolescents since 2011

August 28, 2014
More than 250,000 adolescents who had never smoked conventional cigarettes used electronic cigarettes in 2013, according to recent study findings…
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Telephone interventions increased healthy sexual behaviors in teens

August 27, 2014
Brief telephone counseling sustained long-term impact from an STI and HIV intervention program from the CDC among black adolescent girls, according…
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AAP: Insufficient sleep among adolescents a public health issue

August 27, 2014
Recent data show the potential role of later school times as a means to reduce adolescent sleepiness, according to a technical report published in…

The top ten items to read regarding concussions

August 25, 2014
Spine Surgery Today has highlighted 10 important stories to keep your practice up-to-date regarding concussions.
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Adolescent strength appears tied to body weight

August 25, 2014
Increasing adolescent body weight was negatively associated with measures of strength such as body weight exercises and positively associated with…

The top ten items to read regarding pediatric and adolescent sports medicine

August 21, 2014
Orthopedics Today has highlighted ten important stories to keep your practice up-to-date regarding sports medicine issues in younger patients.  
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Changing focus of HPV vaccine discussion could increase immunization rates

August 21, 2014
Missed opportunities for HPV vaccination are related to parents’ and physicians’ assumptions about the timing of vaccination relative to…
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Emphasis on child’s direct benefit increased parents’ intent to vaccinate with MMR

August 18, 2014
Parents’ intentions to vaccinate their infants with the measles-mumps-rubella vaccine increased if their physician emphasized benefits directly…

Allergy action plans part of back-to-school in allergists' offices

August 14, 2014
Allergists’ offices are often busy in August as children prepare to go back to school, according to information from the American College of…