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Physician's First Watch Archive

Medical news from NEJM Journal Watch

January 27, 2015

By Jenni Whalen

Edited by David G. Fairchild, MD, MPH, and Jaye Elizabeth Hefner, MD

Institutional childrearing is associated with alterations in neural white matter, according to a trial in JAMA Pediatrics. White matter abnormalities previously have been linked …

By Amy Orciari Herman

Edited by David G. Fairchild, MD, MPH, and Jaye Elizabeth Hefner, MD

Young and middle-aged adults with isolated systolic hypertension face increased long-term risks for coronary heart disease (CHD) and cardiovascular disease (CVD) mortality, according to a Journal of the American College …

By Kelly Young

Edited by David G. Fairchild, MD, MPH, and Jaye Elizabeth Hefner, MD

The CDC has released its 2015 schedule of child and adolescent immunizations. Some of the changes from 2014 include:

  • Certain children aged …

By The Editors

The FDA has approved the first generic version of the proton-pump inhibitor …

January 26, 2015

By Kelly Young

Edited by Susan Sadoughi, MD, and André Sofair, MD, MPH

The American Academy of Pediatrics has released new guidance on screening children for behavioral and emotional problems.

The guidance, published in Pediatrics, includes …

By Kelly Young

Edited by Susan Sadoughi, MD, and André Sofair, MD, MPH

The CDC is reminding physicians to make sure that all eligible patients are up to date on their measles, mumps, …

By Kristin J. Kelley

Edited by Susan Sadoughi, MD, and André Sofair, MD, MPH

The FDA has approved recombinant human parathyroid hormone (marketed as Natpara) to control low blood …

By Kelly Young

Edited by Susan Sadoughi, MD, and André Sofair, MD, MPH

The FDA has allowed marketing of a set of smartphone apps that will allow data …

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