Teenage Boys Less Likely to Report Concussion Symptoms For Fear of Being Viewed as “Weak”

Male and female high school athletes have similar knowledge regarding the symptoms of a concussion, but a recent study suggests that male athletes are much less likely to report symptoms due to concerns of appearing “weak”.  The differences between male and female reporting were especially evident in male dominated sports.  In general, boys were anywhere […]

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Chronic Bullying Can Affect Long Term Health

A new study shows that childhood bullying can have adverse effects on health into adult life.  Bullying, which is a form of chronic social stress, may have lasting effects similar to other types of chronic physical or emotional stress because the body doesn’t have time to recover as it does with short term stressors.  Over […]

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New Government Regulations May Greatly Harm Children with Autism and Disabilities

Proposed changes to insurance regulations and the IDEA may greatly reduce and possibly eliminate vital medical and educational services which are currently provided to children with Autism and disabilities.  For the full story please see this link. http://www.healio.com/family-medicine/psychiatry/news/online/%7B806d1820-254d-4716-8b79-664171b1a0cf%7D/care-for-patients-with-autism-disabilities-faces-uncertain-future-under-trump-administration

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EpiPen Recall

There has been a recall of EpiPen and EpiPen Jr products in the U.S. There is a potential defect with some of the products that may prevent the injector from activating. Here are the steps you should take if your child has had an EpiPen or EpiPen Jr prescribed to them: STEP 1: Check the lot number on […]

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CDC Updated Gardasil 9 Schedule to require only 2 doses for children under 15 years old

Immunization Update Good News – CDC Updated Gardasil 9 Schedule to require only 2 doses for children under 15 years old. In October 2016, ACIP updated HPV vaccination recommendations regarding the dosing schedules. The CDC now recommends two doses of HPV vaccine six months apart for persons starting the vaccination series before their 15thbirthday. Three […]

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