By Jimena A. Blandon, MD
Examining data from the National Health and Nutrition Exam Survey tells physicians a great deal about childhood obesity and risk factors for high blood pressure.
Uncertainty about the human papillomavirus vaccine is high, according to a study presented at the American Association for Cancer Research's Conference on the Science of Cancer Health Disparities in Racial/Ethnic Minorities and the Medically Underserved, held from Dec. 6 to 9 in Atlanta.
Early puberty and deviant behavior of friends may increase the risk of problem behaviors in young adolescent girls, according to research published online Dec. 9 in Pediatrics.
A practical approach may be used to offer mind-body regulation training to medical students, according to research published in the Fall issue of the Annals of Behavioral Science and Medical Education.
By Jackie Syrop
A new report from the Institute of Medicine (IOM) calls for a national surveillance program that will help create enough data on concussions in young athletes to counter the lack of information on the phenomenon, as well as resist what the agency calls “a culture of resistance” pervading youth sports.
The final hospital outpatient and ambulatory surgical center (ASC) payment rule will give hospitals and ASCs the ability to lower costs, according to a report from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).
Sustained elimination of measles, rubella, and congenital rubella syndrome has continued through 2011 in the United States, with most of the few cases seen linked to importation, according to a study published online Dec. 5 in JAMA Pediatrics.
Concerns surround implementation of the Medicare Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program, according to a policy brief published online Nov. 12 in Health Affairs.
Fewer than half of adolescents with psychiatric disorders receive any form of service, according to a study published online Nov. 15 in Psychiatric Services. The study also found that black youth are less likely to get specialty mental health, general medical services for mental disorders.
Initiation of health care reform in Massachusetts correlated with a reduction in intensive care unit (ICU) patients without insurance but did not significantly change ICU use or mortality among ICU patients.