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Study Shows Simply Listening To Teens May Help Them Better Control Type 1 Diabetes

A new study by a team at the BD Diabetes Center at Atlantic Health System’s Goryeb Children’s Hospital headed by Harold Starkman, MD, director of pediatric endocrinology, foun...
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Certain Strains Of Bacteria Associated With Diabetic Wounds That Do Not Heal

Whether a wound—such as a diabetic foot ulcer—heals or progresses to a worse outcome, including infection or even amputation, may depend on the microbiome within that wound. A...
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The Medical Minute: The Importance Of Safely Disposing Of Opioids

Cleaning out your medicine cabinet is about more than having a tidy bathroom. In an age of opioid addiction, it can also prevent leftover medications from getting into the wro...
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Critical Errors In Inhaler Technique Common In Children With Asthma

In the first study to evaluate inhaler technique in children hospitalized for asthma -- the group at highest risk for complications and death from asthma -- researchers found ...
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Major Study Finds One In Five Children Have Mental Health Problems

One in five Ontario children and youth suffer from a mental disorder, but less than one-third have had contact with a mental health care provider, says the Ontario Child Healt...
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You Can’t Exercise If You Have Asthma – And Other Myths You Should Know

May is Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month – the perfect time to bust some asthma myths that have been around for many years. “Asthma is a serious condition that affects more ...
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Fact Not Fiction: Measles Vaccine Is Safe, Effective And Lifesaving

Regional and local measles outbreaks have hit communities across the country in 2019, with 555 cases reported so far this year by the Centers for Disease Control and Preventio...
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Large Federal Program Aimed At Providing Better Health Care Underfunds Primary Care

Despite a mandate to help patients make better-informed health care decisions, a ten-year research program established under the Affordable Care Act has funded a relatively sm...
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World Hemophilia Day 2019

On April 17, 2019, the global bleeding disorders community and the World Federation of Hemophilia (WFH) will come together to celebrate World Hemophilia Day. World Hemophilia ...
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Parkinson's Foundation Issues First Patient-Centered Research Agenda For Women Living With Parkinson's

Recognizing long-standing gender disparities in Parkinson's research and care, the Parkinson's Foundation Women and Parkinson's Initiative has created the first patient-center...
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Newly Released Data Indicates Certified PAs Poised To Meet Current And Future Health Care Demands

For the sixth consecutive year, the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) has published the Statistical Report of Certified Physician Assistants...
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Medscape's Ninth Annual Physician Compensation Report Shows Wider Gender Pay Gap As Administrative Burden Grows

The gender gap in physician compensation grew this past year, with male physicians earning 25% more than women (up from 18% in 2018), according to the results of the 2019 Meds...
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Autism Rate Rises 43 Percent In New Jersey, Rutgers Study Finds

A new report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which uses research by Rutgers University, shows a significant increase in the percentage of 4-year-old childre...
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Mental Health Needs Of Children, Youth On The Rise

Over the last several years, providers saw a marked increase in mental health diagnoses, use of psychiatric medications, and outpatient care for mental health conditions among...
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The Value Of Vaccinations: Separating Facts From Myths

One of the greatest medical breakthroughs of modern civilization — vaccinations — has become increasingly controversial in recent years. Parents are urged to give their child...
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New Study Finds Millions Of Children Worldwide Develop Asthma Each Year Due To Traffic-Related Air Pollution

About 4 million children worldwide develop asthma each year because of inhaling nitrogen dioxide air pollution, according to a study published today by researchers at the Geor...
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Child Vaccination Levels Falling Short In Large Parts Of Africa

A study by the University of Southampton shows that several low-and middle-income countries, especially in Africa, need more effective child vaccination strategies to eliminat...
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Is Maternal Vaccination Safe During Breastfeeding?

In light of the continuing anti-vaccination movement, a provocative new article provides a comprehensive overview of the potential risks of vaccinating breastfeeding women. Th...
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New Technique To Test For Viral Infections

A team of Colorado State University researchers has developed technology that can detect extremely small amounts of antibodies in a person's blood. Antibodies develop to infec...
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Most Adults Dying Prematurely Of Natural Causes Did Not Seek Medical Help, Report Reveals

About two-thirds of the adults dying prematurely from natural causes did not seek medical help within the 30 days preceding their death, reported forensic researchers from The...
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High Rate Of Sex Before Age 13 Among Boys From Metropolitan Areas

Using information from two national surveys, researchers from Johns Hopkins Medicine and the Guttmacher Institute have found that in some metropolitan areas, more than a quart...
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Research Shows A Simple Test Can Diagnose Deadly Global Illnesses

Here is a glimpse into the future of global public health: a credit-card sized piece of paper is dunked into a liquid sample at a health clinic in a developing nation, quickly...
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Novel Tool Gauges Rural, Older Adults’ Knowledge Of Alzheimer’s

Many older adults live in ethnically diverse rural settings where they face a higher burden of developing Alzheimer’s disease (AD) as well as delayed detection due to health i...
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Study Of Multiple Sclerosis Patients Shows 18 Percent Misdiagnosed

A recent study found that nearly 18% of patients diagnosed with multiple sclerosis before being referred to two major Los Angeles medical centers for treatment actually had be...
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Pediatric Telemedicine Visits May Increase Antibiotic Overprescribing

Children with acute respiratory infections were prescribed antibiotics more often during direct-to-consumer telemedicine visits than during in-person primary care appointments...
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