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AAP: Epinephrine Admin Training Needed in Many Schools

September 19, 2017. 12:00 PM EST. In 2015 to 2016, 2.7 percent reported that epinephrine was administered by unlicensed staff Read article

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AHA: Home BP Monitoring Down for Those Without Partners

September 18, 2017 Having, being aware of/treated for hypertension linked to increased frequency of home BP monitoring

AAP: Some Improvement in Child Passenger Safety Practices

September 18, 2017 Increase in rear facing infants from 84 to 91 percent during 2009 to 2015, but drop in booster seat use

AAP: Sliding on Lap Linked to Leg Fracture for Young Children

September 18, 2017 Percentage of injuries for children on lap of another person was higher for younger age groups

AAP: Cellphone Ownership Linked to Cyberbullying in Children

September 18, 2017 Cellphone owners in grades 3, 4 were significantly more likely to be victims of cyberbullying

AAP: Incidence of Golf Cart Accidents 0.36/100,000 Patients

September 15, 2017 Among children, median patient age is 11 years and median hospital length of stay is two days

AAP: Opioid Dependence/Abuse Public Health Issue for Children

September 15, 2017 ER visits for opioid dependence/abuse increased from 32,235 in 2008 to 49,626 in 2013

Exenatide Doesn’t Up Cardiovascular Risk in T2DM

September 14, 2017 Exenatide found to be non-inferior to placebo with respect to safety for patients with type 2 diabetes

Caffeine Tied to Lower Mortality in Women With Diabetes

September 14, 2017 Women who consumed caffeine from coffee had reduced risk of all-cause, cardiovascular deaths

BP, Heart Rate, Arterial Stiffness Up With E-Cigarettes

September 12, 2017 Significant increases seen in first 30 minutes after smoking electronic-cigarette containing nicotine

Addition of Exercise to Weight Loss Ups Mitochondrial Capacity

August 31, 2017 Improved mitochondrial respiratory capacity for older obese adults with weight loss + exercise

High Carb Intake Not Healthier for the Heart

August 30, 2017 High-carbohydrate diets common; more than half of study derived 70 percent of daily calories from carbs

Oxygen Doesn’t Reduce Mortality in Suspected Acute MI

August 29, 2017 Routine use of supplemental oxygen does not reduce one-year all-cause mortality versus ambient air

Coffee Consumption Linked to Improved Longevity

August 29, 2017 Four cups a day could reduce risk by 64 percent, researchers say

Incidence of Undiagnosed A-Fib May Be Substantial

August 28, 2017 In new study using insertable cardiac monitors, rate of AF detection was 40 percent at 30 months

APA: Medical Discrimination Based on Size Stresses Patients

August 03, 2017 Assuming weight is responsible for, related to presenting complaints can result in misdiagnosis