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Misinformation, concerns regarding MiraLAX prevail despite lack of proof

Misinformation, concerns regarding MiraLAX prevail despite lack of proof
September 21, 2017

CHICAGO — The increasing news coverage of gastrointestinal conditions and their treatments have spurred the spread of misinformation, especially concerning the use of MiraLAX for treating constipation, according to a recent presentation at the AAP 2017 National Conference & Exhibition.

Concern about the use of MiraLAX began when a select group of parents noticed neuropsychiatric and behavioral changes, including aggression, tremors and obsessive-compulsive behaviors, in their children after use. They attribute these effects to a compound found within the drug: polyethylene glycol 3350 (PEG 3350).

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Epinephrine commonly administered by unlicensed school staff

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When managed properly, vegetarian diets for children a healthy option

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The potential benefits of a plant-based diet have become increasingly recognized in recent years. In addition to addressing individual health concerns and belief…

More Democrats than Republicans OK with how media covers science

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AMA urges Senate to reject Graham-Cassidy proposal

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The AMA recently sent a letter to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Minority Leader Charles Schumer strongly opposing the Graham-Cassidy legislation…
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Combined Surgery for Simultaneous Treatment of Congenital Ptosis and Coexisting Strabismus

Journal of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus, September/October 2017, Volume 54 Issue 5
To evaluate the clinical outcomes of single-stage surgery for treatment of patients with congenital ptosis and…
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Menstruation: September 2015

Keck School of Medicine of USC and Pediatric Annals

Menstruation is still considered a key developmental milestone, signaling not only passage into young adulthood but…
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American Association of Nurse Practitioners National Conference

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VIDEO: Vaccine significantly reduces risk for influenza-related death in children

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