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Policy Guides Medical Marijuana Use at Pediatric Hospital

Eighty percent of pediatric patients seen by MMJ consultative service had an oncologic diagnosis

Patterns Changing for Heart Disorder Hospitalizations in Canada

Rates up for acquired valvular heart disease, vascular cognitive impairment, and congenital heart disease

Drop Seen in Rate of Sports and Recreation-Related TBI in Children

2012 to 2018 saw decrease in SSR TBI ED visits for children, mainly due to drop in contact sports-linked TBI

Spectrum of Neurological Disorders Linked to SARS-CoV-2

Neurological manifestations include inflammatory CNS syndromes, encephalopathies, ischemic stroke

Serum Neurofilament Light May Help Assess Concussion, TBI

NfL shows promise as serum biomarker for traumatic brain injury, sports-related concussion

Electronic Health Records Fail to Detect Many Medication Errors

Though broadly used in U.S. hospitals, EHRs fail to detect up to one-third of medication errors

Huntington Disease Brain Changes ID’d 24 Years Before Symptoms

Authors say this might represent the optimal time to treat Huntington disease with emerging drugs

Complementary, Alternative Medicine Use Increasing for MS

Ninefold increase observed in likelihood of patients speaking to their neurologist about CAM use

Acute Ischemic Stroke Risk Higher With COVID-19 Than Influenza

Higher risk remains even when adjusting for demographic and clinical features

Most Primary Care Providers Screening Toddlers for Autism

Some disparities seen in screening, but screen-positive children diagnosed at younger age