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STD, pregnancy prevention

STD, pregnancy prevention

CDC: Only half of sex education programs fully cover STD, pregnancy prevention The Los Angeles Times (12/9, Kaplan) reports that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released a new report, which found that “American high schools got generally good marks for their teaching of topics related to sex education, but there are still many areas in […]

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Average individual mandate penalty rising

Average individual mandate penalty rising

Average individual mandate penalty rising to $969 per household, analysis finds The New York Times (12/9, A23, Goodnough, Subscription Publication) reports that Americans who go without health insurance in 2016 “despite having the option of buying health coverage through an Affordable Care Act marketplace will owe an average tax penalty of $969 per household, a new analysis has found.” […]

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Sedentary young adults who watch too much TV may experience midlife cognitive issues

Sedentary young adults who watch too much TV may experience midlife cognitive issues

USA Today (12/3, Painter) reports that a study published online Dec. 2 in JAMA Psychiatry suggests that “young adults who watch a lot of TV and engage in very little exercise” may encounter problems with thinking in middle age. For the study, researchers “followed more than 3,000 people, starting at an average age of 25 and ending when […]

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3 factors contribute to infants’ overall SIDS risk

3 factors contribute to infants’ overall SIDS risk

Having a natural predisposition to sudden infant death syndrome, sleeping environment and being in a critical period of development are the factors that contribute to an infant’s overall risk of SIDS, according to a study in Pediatrics. Researchers analyzed the rates of SIDS in the US between 1983 and 2012 and found a 38% decline […]

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Sugar-free drinks, candy may lead to dental erosion, study finds

Sugar-free drinks, candy may lead to dental erosion, study finds

The Washington Post (12/1, Cha) “To Your Health” reports that researchers from the Melbourne University’s Oral Health Cooperative Research Centre “tested a wide range of sugar-free soft drinks, sports drinks and sweets and found that many of them can be just as harmful to teeth as their sugared counterparts due to their chemical composition.” Researchers found that […]

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Better fitness in young adulthood may be linked to lower likelihood of dying in middle age

Better fitness in young adulthood may be linked to lower likelihood of dying in middle age

ABC World News (11/30, story 9, 0:15, Muir) reported that research suggests that “spending one extra minute on the treadmill starting at the age of 18 translates to a 12 percent decrease in heart problems later during middle age.” NBC News (12/1, Fox) reports on its website that the study, published in JAMA Internal Medicine, suggests that “people who […]

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Flu virus migration tracked yearly before developing vaccine

Flu virus migration tracked yearly before developing vaccine

The NPR (11/27, Bichell) “Shots” blog reported that the flu virus “does an annual migration across the world, hitting the Southern Hemisphere during its winter, the Northern Hemisphere right about now, and hanging out in the tropics in between — especially in parts of Asia.” The article discusses the process that scientists and virus experts go through […]

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CRIB BUMPER DANGERS

CRIB BUMPER DANGERS

Study shows increasing number of infant deaths attributed to crib bumpers An analysis of data from the Consumer Product Safety Commission and the National Center for the Review and Prevention of Child Deaths found that 77 infant deaths in the US from 1985 to 2012 were attributed to crib bumpers, and deaths related to the […]

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Women who experience PMS may be more likely to develop hypertension later in life

Women who experience PMS may be more likely to develop hypertension later in life

Newsweek (11/25, Firger) reports that researchpublished in the American Journal of Epidemiology suggests that “women who experience premenstrual syndrome (PMS) may be more likely to develop hypertension…later in life.” Investigators “found women who reported significant PMS symptoms—such as mood swings, lethargy, food cravings and breast tenderness—were as much as 40 percent more likely to develop high blood […]

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Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving

The Physicians and staff at Pawleys Pediatrics and Adult Medicine would like to wish our patients and community a Happy Thanksgiving. In Observation of the Thanksgiving Holliday we will be closed Thursday 11/26/15 and Friday 11/27/15. We will reopen Saturday 11/28/15 for urgent care only. Click here