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Pediatric immunization records improving with varying data quality

November 22, 2017

Data on children who received at least two immunizations recorded in immunization information systems within the United States has increased from 90% to 94%, nearly meeting the Healthy People 2020 goal of 95% coverage.

“In 2016, 55 jurisdictions in 49 states and six cities in the United States used immunization information systems to collect and manage immunization data and support vaccination providers and immunization programs,” Neil Murthy, MD, from the Epidemic Intelligence Service at the CDC, and colleagues wrote. “To monitor progress toward achieving [immunization information systems (IIS)] program goals, CDC surveys jurisdictions through an annual self-administered IIS Annual Report.”

CDC: Raw milk contaminated with dangerous bacteria sold in four states

November 21, 2017
The CDC issued another warning about raw milk, saying people who consumed products from a company called Udder Milk should see their doctor because of potential…

Teen alcohol, drug dependence linked to poor life outcomes in adulthood

November 21, 2017
Teenagers who are dependent on alcohol and marijuana are significantly less likely to attain life goals such as academic success and the achievement of full-time…

ACP: Improving health care price transparency ‘vital’

November 21, 2017
Increasing access to meaningful information, including price, cost and quality data on health care services, can aid in efforts to improve health care price transparency…
Eye on ID

Cholera: A disease with unending epidemics

Infectious Disease News, November 2017
Donald Kaye, MD, MACP
According to WHO, Vibrio cholerae causes 1.3 to 4 million infections and 21,000 to 143,000 deaths worldwide each year. The disease incidence and severity…
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Preliminary Study of the Differences in Optic Nerve Head Hemoglobin Measures Between Patients With and Without Childhood Glaucoma

Journal of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus, November/December 2017, Volume 54 Issue 6
To evaluate the effectiveness of quantifying color changes in the optic nerve head in retinal photographs of patients…
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Unusual Diagnoses: Part 2: March 2015

Keck School of Medicine of USC and Pediatric Annals

It was once said that the task of the generalist is the most difficult of all. “In a sea of normal children, the…
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American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference & Exhibition

American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference & Exhibition

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VIDEO: Telehealth, virtual assistants may help reduce administrative burdens of allergy practice

October 29, 2017
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