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Patients served by the beleaguered Veterans Affairs health system may have wider access to private care

Congress Approves Bill Expanding Private Care for VA Patients

New bill would open up access to private doctors for veterans
Vitamin D sustained supplementation is associated with reduced recurrent wheezing among black infants born preterm

Vitamin D Supplement Tied to Less Wheezing in Black Preemies

Reduced risk of recurrent wheezing at 12 months' adjusted age for black infants born preterm
Recommendations for managing postpartum pain have been developed and published in a Committee Opinion online May 17 in Obstetrics & Gynecology.

Recommendations Developed for Managing Postpartum Pain

Impact of medications on mother-infant dyad should be considered, as many women breastfeed
Pediatricians are joining the call for action to prevent firearm deaths and injuries

AAP: Congress Urged to Act to Prevent Firearm Deaths

Following latest shooting, pediatricians join call for action to be taken to address firearm deaths, injury
Pediatricians should advocate for life support training for children

Pediatricians Should Advocate for Life Support Training

Pediatricians should advocate for age-appropriate life support training as part of school curriculum
Providers engaging parents hesitant about human papillomavirus vaccination and addressing their concerns can lead to same-day vaccinations

Addressing Parents’ HPV Vaccine Hesitancy Ups Vaccination Rates

More adolescents receive HPV vaccination same day with physician engagement versus acquiescence
Offspring born to mothers with rheumatoid arthritis who are exposed to tumor necrosis factor α inhibitors in the gestational period do not have a significantly increased risk of serious infections

TNFi Exposure In Utero Does Not Up Serious Infection Risk

No increased risk of serious infection among RA offspring versus non-TNFi exposed or control
For childhood suicide

Age-Related Racial Disparity Examined in Childhood Suicide

Significantly higher incidence of suicide for black children aged 5 to 12; lower rate for black teens
Overall

CDC: No Change in Level of Uninsured in U.S. in 2017

Five percent of children uninsured in 2017, 41.3 and 55.0 percent had public and private coverage
From 2000 through 2011 there was an increase in pediatric attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder medication exposures reported to U.S. poison control centers

Increase in Pediatric ADHD Meds Exposures from 2000 to 2011

Intentional meds exposure most often reported among teens, accounting for half of teen exposure