Pediatrics

CME: Examining Medication-Related Pediatric ED Visits | Feature

A study has found that about one of every 12 ED visits by pediatric patients is medication related. These patients are more likely to be admitted to hospitals and have a longer length of stay than other patients, but many of these visits are preventable.

Trump & The Unlacing of the Affordable Care Act | Feature

Harvard analysts ponder changes across the American and global landscapes.

More than 3 million children under 5 years old will die from infectious diseases next year | Feature

The “Small Steps for Big Change” report, commissioned by The Global Hygiene Council (GHC) is published today, highlighting the alarming burden of preventable infectious diseases in children

Using a patient’s own words, computer automatically identifies suicidal behavior | Feature

Using a person’s spoken or written words, new computer tools can identify with great accuracy whether that person is suicidal, mentally ill but not suicidal, or neither.

Twenty Percent of Children with Celiac Disease Do Not Heal on a Gluten-Free Diet | Feature

Even after a year on a gluten-free diet, nearly 20% of children with celiac disease continue to have intestinal abnormalities (enteropathy) on repeat biopsies, reports a study

5 Steps to Maintaining an Online Reputation | Feature

The author of this article is Manish Kumar Chauhan, a digital marketing manager at myPracticeReputation.

E-Prescribing Increases Medication Adherence | Feature

Electronic prescribing (e-prescribing) decreases prescription errors and enhances coordination between physician and pharmacist, but what has remained unclear is how it affects patient behavior. Now a new

Conference Highlights: Anesthesiology 2016 for Surgeons | Feature

New research was presented at Anesthesiology 2016, the annual meeting of the American Society of Anesthesiologists, from October 22 to 26 in Chicago. The features below highlight some of the studies presented at the conference.

Examining Medication-Related Pediatric ED Visits | Feature

A study has found that about one of every 12 ED visits by pediatric patients is medication related. These patients are more likely to be admitted to hospitals and have a longer length of stay than other patients, but many of these visits are preventable.

ADHD diagnosis puts girls at much higher risk for other mental health problems | Feature

Girls with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder are at higher risk than girls without ADHD for multiple mental disorders that often lead to cascading problems such as abusive

CDC: More Kindergartners Getting MMR Vax | Feature

Median coverage neared 95% for vaccines required for kindergarten entry, with some notable increases in MMR coverage versus a year ago, CDC researchers found. Estimates for median

Vaccinating babies without vaccinating babies | Feature

Scientists have long understood that mother’s milk provides immune protection against some infectious agents through the transfer of antibodies, a process referred to as “passive immunity.” A

Looking for Work/Life Balance | Feature

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Widening the Scope of Practice | Medical Blog

Dr. Pelzman discusses the challenge of involving nurses and other healthcare professionals into the current scope of practice so they can do more of what they love.

Historical Milestone with Measles in the Americas | Medical Blog

Measles transmission had been considered interrupted in the Region since 2002, when the last endemic case was reported in the Americas. After a 22-year effort, where does

Should Your Practice Consider Telehealth? | Feature

Investors are pouring money into digital health companies, with $5.8 billion invested in 2015 alone, according to CBInsights. Of the several subcategories of digital health, telehealth continues

There Is No Such Thing as Too Much TV in This Doctor’s Office: A Different Approach to Patient Engagement | Feature

A recent Accenture report found that patients in the United States are increasingly accessing their electronic health records (EHRs), with rates rising from 27% in 2014 to

Capture the Critical Driver of Your Practice’s Financial Success: Physician Time | Feature

Pop Quiz: What were you doing during the financial presentation at your last board meeting?

Strategies for Physician Succession & Retirement | Feature

Due to the busy nature of many medical practices, planning for future events like physician succession or retirement often takes a back seat to other pressing priorities.

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