AAP recommends limiting screen time for young children
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends parents develop healthy media habits for their families i.e. very limited screen time for young children, who learn best from people, not screens. In "Retro Toddler: More Than 100 Old-School Activities to Boost Development", Anne H. Zachry ..... read more
People with normal weight, but central obesity at greater risk of heart disease
Findings of a study presented April 20, 2018 at EuroPrevent 2018, a European Society of Cardiology congress in Ljubljana, Slovenia show that belly fat, even in people who are not otherwise overweight, is bad for the heart. Participants with a normal BMI .... read more
AAN guideline recommends starting MS drugs as early as possible
The American Academy of Neurology (AAN) has issued a new guideline on the treatment of multiple sclerosis (MS), which says that drugs to treat MS must be started as early as possible on rather than letting the disease run its course.
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Postpartum care should be an ongoing process, says ACOG
A revised Committee Opinion from the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) on April 23, 2018 re-emphasizes the importance of the "fourth trimester". ACOG has also recommended that postpartum care should be an ongoing process, rather than a single encounter and that all women have contact with their ob-gyns .... read more
Suspect acute aortic dissection with pulse or neurologic deficit and hypotension
A systematic review and meta-analysis published in the April 2018 issue of Academic Emergency Medicine suggests that presence of hypotension, pulse, or neurologic deficit - findings that have a high specificity and high positive likelihood ratio - should raise the suspicion for acute aortic dissection.
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Surgical resection after neoadjuvant therapy improves survival in localized pancreatic cancer
In highly selected patients with locally advanced pancreatic cancer, surgical resection after neoadjuvant therapy is feasible and associated with longer overall survival as reported in Annals of Surgery, online March 28, 2018...... read more