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Sunday, May 3, 2015

Children's Health; Arduous journey to pediatric epileptic surgery ♦ Many young ACL surgery patients need second surgery later ♦ New evidence in favor of healthier kids' menu

Beyond chicken fingers and fries: New evidence in favor of healthier kids' menus New research is a first of its kind to look at ordering patterns and sales data following healthy menu changes. Researchers examined outcomes before and after the Silver Diner, a full-service family restaurant chain, made changes to its children's menu in order to make healthier items easier to choose.
Parents describe arduous journey to pediatric epileptic surgery when their child's disease becomes resistant to anti-seizure meds Now, parents share their arduous and “circuitous” journey to get referrals for pediatric epilepsy surgery once their child’s disease stops responding to anti-seizure medications.
Fresh whole blood reduces possible complications in pediatric heart surgery patients Using fresh whole blood from single donors is better than using component blood from multiple donors in pediatric heart surgery patients,  
Many young ACL surgery patients need second surgery later on Orthopedic surgeons are seeing an epidemic of anterior cruciate ligament injuries among young athletes, and a large number of patients who have surgery to reconstruct a torn ACL undergo a second knee operation later.
Teens who mix energy drinks with alcohol more likely to have alcohol use disorder Teens aged 15-17 years old who had ever mixed alcohol with energy drinks were four times more likely to meet the criteria for alcohol use disorder. The team looked at a sample of 3,342 adolescents and young adults aged 15-23 years old recruited across the U.S. They found that 9.7% of adolescents aged 15-17 years old had consumed an energy drink mixed with alcohol. Analyses showed that group to have greatly increased odds of not just binge drinking, but also clinically defined criteria for alcohol use disorder.

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