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Sunday, June 28, 2015

Children's Health: Solutions to fight pediatric asthma ♦ Children with asthma likely born in area with high air pollution ♦ Daily bathing of pediatric patients with antiseptic cuts bloodstream infection

New strategies, solutions to fight pediatric asthma Low flu vaccination rates, medication compliance and limited access to primary care providers have contributed to the high pediatric asthma rates in California. This new study details several issues affecting asthma care and offers a number of public policy strategies that could help remedy these shortcomings.
Children with asthma likely born in area with high air pollution Children who develop asthma in Toronto are more likely to have been born in a neighborhood that has a high level of traffic-related air pollution.
Daily bathing of pediatric patients with antiseptic cuts bloodstream infections by 59 percent Daily bathing of pediatric patients with disposable cloths containing 2 percent chlorhexidine gluconate reduced central line-associated bloodstream infections by 59 percent and saved approximately $300,000 in one hospital over a six-month period, according to a new study
Pet care can help improve adolescents' Type 1 diabetes management, Pediatric diabetes researchers found that incorporating routine pet care into a child's diabetes self-care plan can significantly improve monitoring of the disease, resulting in lower blood glucose levels

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