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CDC: Coverage 94.7 Percent for Two Doses of MMR in 2018 to 2019

October 18, 2019. 12:00 PM CDT. 2.8 percent of kindergartners were not up to date with MMR vaccination and did not have exemption Read article


Maternal Lead Exposure Tied to Obesity Risk in Offspring

October 16, 2019 However, adequate maternal folate status appears to mitigate risk

Breast Reduction Surgery Improves Well-Being for Young Patients

October 16, 2019 Complications generally minor; most patients improved in physical and psychosocial well-being

2009-2015 Saw Breastfeeding Up for Most Races/Ethnicities

October 15, 2019 Disparities in breastfeeding rates increased between black, white infants from 2009-10 to 2014-15

Increase in Suicide Attempts Seen for Black Adolescents

October 15, 2019 Across all sex and racial/ethnic groups, linear decrease seen in self-reported suicidal ideation, suicide plans

Rates of Head, Neck Melanoma Up in North American Youth

October 15, 2019 Risk for head, neck melanoma higher for male sex, older age, non-Hispanic white ethnicity

Global Prevalence of Pediatric Hypertension About 4 Percent

October 11, 2019 Meta-analysis of 47 articles used to estimate pooled prevalence in the general pediatric population

Lumacaftor-Ivacaftor Aids Cystic Fibrosis in Real-World Setting

October 11, 2019 Improved lung function, increased BMI, reduced need for IV antibiotics seen after one year of therapy

Barriers to Timely Access to Pediatric Hearing Aids Identified

October 11, 2019 Severity of hearing loss lessens time from testing to ordering of hearing aids

Too Much, Too Little Weight Gain May Harm Twin Pregnancies

October 11, 2019 Study informs guidance for ranges of safe, unsafe weight gain in twin pregnancies

Racial, Ethnic Minorities Want to See Doctor Who Shares Their Culture

October 10, 2019 Minorities more likely to report difficulty seeing a culturally similar health care provider

Rate of Advancement of Feeding Volume Does Not Impact Survival

October 10, 2019 Very preterm or very low-birth-weight infants were randomly assigned to faster or slower increments

Diet Intervention Can Cut Depression Symptoms in Young Adults

October 10, 2019 Depression Anxiety and Stress Scale-21 depression subscale score reduced three months after intervention

Odds of Autism Up in Children With Congenital Heart Disease

October 10, 2019 Higher odds seen for specific lesions, including atrial, ventricular septal defects

2000 to 2015 Saw Increase in Medicare GME Payments

October 09, 2019 Increase mainly due to indirect payments, primarily inpatient costs rather than resident-to-bed ratio

Cost of Waste in U.S. Health System Estimated

October 08, 2019 Total annual costs of waste vary from $760 to $935 billion; estimated savings range from $191 to $282 billion