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Non-Drug Options Provide Seizure Relief in Children

December 04, 2017. 7:00 PM CST. And, slow initiation of the ketogenic diet shows good outcomes in children with epilepsy Read article

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IDSA: Surgical Site Infections Up With Reported Penicillin Allergy

October 09, 2017 Increased risk of SSI was mediated by patients' receipt of alternative perioperative antibiotic

IDSA: Small Drop in MMR Vaccination Rate Would Be Costly

October 06, 2017 A minor decline in vaccination levels among children would have large public health, economic effects

AAP: Epinephrine Admin Training Needed in Many Schools

September 19, 2017 In 2015 to 2016, 2.7 percent reported that epinephrine was administered by unlicensed staff

AAP: Few Doctors Provide Firearm Injury Prevention Info in ER

September 19, 2017 Barriers include political restraint, lack of physician awareness, and legal constraints

AHA: Target Organ Damage From HTN Also Seen in Teenagers

September 18, 2017 Sixteen percent of teenagers had left ventricular hypertrophy with SBP below the 95th percentile

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

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

Obesity Prevalence Has Doubled in More Than 70 Countries

June 12, 2017 From 1980 to 2015 there was a continuous increase in obesity prevalence in most other countries

APSS: Weekend Sleep Changes Adversely Affect Health Outcomes

June 07, 2017 For every hour of shifted sleep, an associated 11.1 percent increase in risk of diagnosed heart disease

Overweight Boys at Greater Risk of Colon Cancer in Adulthood

May 22, 2017 But study also found that losing weight lowered those odds