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2008 to 2016 Saw Decline in Primary Care Visits for Children

Increases seen in visits to other acute care venues and to specialists during the same period

Six Active Ingredients of Sunscreen Systemically Absorbed

Plasma concentrations exceeded 0.5 ng/mL for all six active ingredients with sunscreen application

Mental Health Outcomes No Better for Teens Undergoing RYGB

Self-esteem improved after five years in surgical group, but no improvement seen in overall mood

Dasatinib Tops Imatinib for Ph+ Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia

Four-year cumulative risk of any relapse lower for dasatinib in the context of intensive chemotherapy

New Guidance Issued for Care of Children With Williams Syndrome

Children with WS should be evaluated by a pediatric cardiologist, undergo psychoeducational evaluation

ACP: Medicare for All Needed to Fix ‘Ill’ U.S. Health Care System

American College of Physicians has endorsed two proposals being discussed by Democratic presidential candidates

Acute Flaccid Myelitis Features Differ in Peak, Nonpeak Years

Patients with AFM onset in peak years are younger, more often positive for enterovirus, rhinovirus RNA

Level of Antibiotic Prescribing High for Children in Tennessee

Nearly 25 percent of overall, broad-spectrum antibiotic prescriptions written by 1.7 percent of providers

Cesarean Rates No Higher for Diabetes Patients Induced in 38th Week

But compared with expectant management, induction at 38 weeks tied to certain neonatal adverse outcomes

Single-Payer System Would Likely Save Money

Largest savings predicted to come from simplified billing and lower drug costs