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USPSTF Advises Fluoride Dental Varnish for Young Children

Fluoride supplementation recommended for children 6 months and older if water supply does not contain enough fluoride

FDA Approves Emergency Use of Pfizer Vaccine for Those Aged 12 to 15

Vaccination side effects comparable to those seen in trial participants ages 16 to 25 years

Gene Therapy Promising for SCID Due to ADA Deficiency

High overall, event-free survival seen at 24 and 36 months for severe combined immunodeficiency due to ADA deficiency

USPSTF Advises Applying Fluoride Dental Varnish for Young Children

Fluoride supplementation recommended for children 6 months and older if water supply does not contain enough fluoride

Longitudinal CV Risk Inversely Linked to Cognitive Performance

Elevated systolic BP, high serum total cholesterol, obesity from childhood linked to worse midlife cognitive performance

Fauci Says Relaxed Indoor Masking Rules Could Be on the Way

Right now, the CDC says that even vaccinated people should still wear masks in indoor public spaces

App Could Analyze Eye-Gaze Patterns to ID Autism in Toddlers

Area under receiver operating characteristic curve for discriminating ASD from non-ASD was 0.90 using multiple gaze features

Neurodevelopmental Disabilities Described for Children Born Preterm

Children born at 24 to 26, 27 to 31, and 32 to 34 weeks have considerable rates of moderate/severe disabilities at age 5

Physicians Report Sharing Office Visit Notes Beneficial Overall

While time concerns declined after implementation, half of the clinicians reported being less candid in their documentation

Physician’s Briefing Weekly Coronavirus Roundup

Here is what the editors at Physician's Briefing chose as the most important COVID-19 developments for you and your practice for the week of...