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March 2017

Human Trafficking: How many victims have you treated?
Human Trafficking: How many victims have you treated? 1024 575 Abbie Roth

Data shows that health care providers may be coming into contact with victims and those at risk with more frequency than expected. How many victims have you treated? The answer is probably higher than you think. According to a report published in the Annals of Health Law, 88 percent of sex trafficking survivors reported contact with…

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U.S. Poison Control Centers Receive 32 Calls a Day About Pediatric Exposures to Prescription Opioids
U.S. Poison Control Centers Receive 32 Calls a Day About Pediatric Exposures to Prescription Opioids 150 150 Tracy Mehan, MA

Researchers call for changes to prescribing practices and increased education about safe storage at home. A new study published online today by Pediatrics and conducted by the Center for Injury Research and Policy and the Central Ohio Poison Center at Nationwide Children’s Hospital found that there were more than 188,000 calls to U.S. Poison Control Centers for…

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Teens With Asthma: A High School Diploma Does Not Equal Readiness for Self-Management
Teens With Asthma: A High School Diploma Does Not Equal Readiness for Self-Management 150 150 David Stukus, MD

Poorly controlled asthma takes a toll on numerous aspects of health and life. Asthma is the leading pediatric chronic health condition, affecting approximately 10 percent of children and adolescents. Uncontrolled asthma can lead to acute exacerbations and need for emergency department visits or hospitalizations. A frequently unrecognized toll of poorly controlled asthma is the impact…

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Changes to Medicaid: The Health of 30 Million Children at Risk
Changes to Medicaid: The Health of 30 Million Children at Risk 150 150 Steve Allen, MD

If we care about children in our city, in our state and in our country, we must care about what happens to Medicaid. Medicaid is critical to the health of our children. That is why those of us in pediatrics are so concerned about the recently proposed American Health Care Act. The proposal, in effect,…

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Mechanism of Bacterial Adhesion to Platelets Revealed
Mechanism of Bacterial Adhesion to Platelets Revealed 150 150 Tiasha Letostak, PhD

Researchers investigate a key protein required to bind two distinct receptors on the bacteria Streptococcus oralis involved in infective endocarditis. Infective endocarditis (IE) is an infection of the endocardium, usually of the valves, and is caused by infectious agents that are typically bacterial. Understanding how these bacterial infections occur is important to the prevention, treatment…

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