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When Sex Development Goes Awry: Is It a Girl or a Boy?

Standards of care are ever evolving, but now front-line pediatricians from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine have assembled the latest data about the varied causes of DSD, complete with clinical vignettes and appropriate management plans.

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Soccer Ball Heading May Commonly Cause Concussion Symptoms

Frequent soccer ball heading is a common and under recognized cause of concussion symptoms, according to a study of amateur players led by Albert Einstein College of Medicine researchers. The findings run counter to earlier soccer studies suggesting concussion injuries mainly result from inadvertent head impacts, such as collisions with other players or a goalpost. The study was published online today in Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.

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Understanding the Genetics of Human Height

A large-scale international study involving more than 300 researchers, published today in Nature, heralds the discovery of 83 genetic variations controlling human height. To discover the 83 genetic variations, the research team measured the presence of 250,000 genetic variations in the study’s 700,000 participants – an enormous job. This study paves the way for precision medicine.

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Temple Launches Center of Excellence to Address Opioid Use in Pregnancy

Temple/Wedge Center of Excellence Funded by $500,000 State Grant

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Researchers Decode Rare Form of Adrenal Gland Genetic Disorder Linked to Gender Ambiguity

Postnatal screening and treatment may prevent females from being raised as males.

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Bacteria in the Cervix May Be Key to Understanding Premature Birth

Depending on the specific type, bacteria in a woman’s vagina and cervix may increase the risk of premature birth or protect against it, according to new research from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. Results of the study provide groundbreaking information that the authors suggest could help physicians learn how to prevent preterm birth, either by eliminating the “bad” bacteria, or increasing the “protective” bacteria.

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Vanderbilt Program That Pairs Dying Patients with Volunteers Is Expanding

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Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s Vigil Volunteers (V3) program — which pairs volunteers with dying patients who either have no known family or friends, or whose family and friends are unable to be with them — is expanding in 2017.

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App Helps C-Section Patients Reduce Length of Hospital Stay After Delivery

Women who used a smartphone app as part of a Perioperative Surgical Home (PSH) program were released from the hospital sooner after delivering their babies via cesarean section, according to a study presented at the American Society of Anesthesiologists PRACTICE MANAGEMENT 2017 meeting.

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Should Hypothyroidism in Pregnancy Be Treated?

When a woman becomes pregnant, many changes occur in her body. One of those changes is in the levels of various hormones produced by the body.

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New Guidelines Promote More Family Engagement in Intensive Care Units

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Having a loved one go through a critical illness is a stressful and traumatic experience that may have lasting effects months after the patient is discharged from the intensive care unit (ICU). To improve the well-being of both patients and family during this vulnerable time, a set of new guidelines has been released, providing physicians with evidence-based strategies to optimize outcomes for the critically ill and those at their bedside.

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Video Game Ratings Work, if You Use Them

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Critics have questioned the effectiveness of video game ratings, but new Iowa State University research finds children spend less time playing violent video games when their parents use the rating system to guide purchases and set rules for video game play.

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New RTI International Program to Offer Free Elective Genetic Testing for North Carolina Newborns

A new program offering free elective genetic testing for newborns, developed at RTI International, will become available to North Carolina parents starting in 2018, thanks to a grant from the National Institutes of Health.

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Immigration Fears Among Latinos Can Impact Baby Size at Birth

With deportation and discrimination fears currently on the minds of many in the United States, a University of Michigan study shows that the stress from an historic immigration raid is associated with Latina mothers delivering babies with lower birth weights, and sometimes early.

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Consumer-Use Baby Monitors Have Little Proven Benefit for Healthy Infants

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It sounds simple and harmless—an electronic sensor attached to a baby’s sock that monitors vital signs and alerts parents on their smart phones if, for instance, an infant’s oxygen saturation level drops. But pediatric experts argue that such devices may cause undue alarm to parents, with no evidence of medical benefits, especially to healthy babies.

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Engaging Fathers in Parenting Intervention Improves Outcomes for Both Kids and Fathers

A parenting program where fathers engage with their children through reading was found to boost the fathers’ parenting skills while also improving the preschoolers’ school readiness and behavior, finds a study led by NYU’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development.

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Tips From UH Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital Dr. Sara Lee for Teaching Kids Healthy Ways to Use New Media

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Daughter’s Hearing Loss Inspired JTC Alumni Parent to Help More Children in Need

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Learning of her daughter’s hearing loss set this mother on a journey half way across the globe to John Tracy Clinic to receive help for her child. Her experiences inspired her to help change the way treatment is handled in her home country of India.

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Embargoed AJPH Research: Minimum Wage, Maternity Leave, Food Insecurity

In this month’s release, find new embargoed research about: impact of minimum wage on teen birth rates; trends in parental leave rates over 22-year period; and food insecurity and cardiovascular-related health outcomes among American Indians.

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Number of Women Who Take Maternity Leave Has Stalled

The number of U.S. women taking maternity leave has not changed in 22 years despite factors that suggest it should be increasing, a new study found. During the same time, the number of fathers taking paternity leave more than tripled.

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Children’s Menus Still Laden with Fat, Sodium, and Calories Despite Industry Pledges

Despite a 2011 pledge among United States chain restaurants to improve the nutritional value of children’s menu options, a new study finds no significant improvements have been made to cut calories, saturated fat, or sodium. The study is the first to look at trends in the nutrient content of kids’ meals among national restaurant chains since the National Restaurant Association launched the voluntary Kids LiveWell program in 2011. The study is published this week in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine.







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