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Child, Adolescent, Health, Pediatrics, Electronic, Research, Internet

Electronic Version of Pediatrics Unveiled

The American Academy of Pediatrics today unveiled Pediatrics electronic pages, a new source of the latest pediatric research available through the internet.

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Child, Adolescent, Health, Pediatrics, Growth, Hormone

Warnings About Growth Hormone for Children

The American Academy of Pediatrics has released a new statement warning pediatricians to exercise caution when using growth hormones to treat children.

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Child, Adolescent, Health, Pediatrics, ear, Infection, Antibiotic, Injection

Shot Effective for Ear Infection Treatment

When treating ear infections, a single injection of an antibiotic is as effective as the traditional 10 days of oral treatment, according to a study in Pediatrics, the journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics.

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Coronary, Heart, Disease, Death, rate

Trends in heart disease ominous

Progress in reducing deaths from coronary heart disease is threatened by alarming increases in obesity, physical inactivity and cigarette smoking as well as the aging of the population,î stated Jan Breslow, M.D., president of the American Heart Association, in response to a U.S. Centers for Disease Controlís report, released today.

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Pcynogenol, Antioxidant, Vitamins, Supplements, pine, bark, Extract, Circulation, VASC

Pycnogenol Pine Bark Extract to Highlight Symposium

Pycnogenol, derived from the French maritime pine tree, is a powerful antioxidant which offers the body's vascular system protection from free radicals. Six leading researchers will present studies on Pycnogenol at a symposium during Natural Products Expo West in Anaheim, CA, March 6.

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Summertime, haze, Ozone, Pollutants, Asthma, Children, Tuberculosis

February Tips from American Thoracic Society Journals

February Tips from American Thoracic Society Journals: 1) Summertime Haze Worsens Asthma Attacks; 2) Prison Population At High Risk For Tuberculosis

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Estrogen, bone, Density

Continued estrogen use maintains bone density in elderly women

Women who begin estrogen therapy after age 60 can achieve similar bone mineral density (BMD) to women who started taking estrogen at menopause; however, once estrogen is stopped, the benefit disappears, according to an article in this week's issue of The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA).

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Malpractice

Communication skills and malpractice risk

There are specific communication behaviors that decrease or increase a primary care physician's risk of a malpractice lawsuit, according to an article in this week's issue of The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA).

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Education, Psychology, Grades, Personality, men, Dependency

Dependent Personality Linked to Higher GPA

Men with dependent personalities are more likely to have a significantly higher grade-point average than men with non-dependent personalities. That's according to research on the topic by Robert F. Bornstein, professor of psychology at Gettysburg College, PA.

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Coronary, Coronary Heart Disease, CHD, Heart Attack, Myocardial Infarction, MI

Treatment and Prevention Reducing Coronary Deaths in U.S.

Despite constant messages that diet and exercise can help to prevent coronary heart disease (CHD), advancements in the management of those who have already developed CHD are credited with most of the striking decline in coronary mortality from 1980 to 1990, according to an article in this week's issue of The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA).







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