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Immunocompromised child’s exposure to chicken pox underscores importance of herd immunity

Health Headlines Commentary for June 30, 2017

Source: Why this mom is blaming anti-vaxxers for her daughter’s hospitalization Reference: Please watch this John Oliver Last Week Tonight video from the past week about vaccinations. It addresses the comments at the end of the article.

Sad commentary when teens now must know signs and symptoms of opioid overdose as prom night nears

Health Headlines Commentary for June 14, 2017

Source: Ottawa teens warned to watch for ‘the nod’ as prom, festival season nears  

How does heat stroke occur?

Health Headlines Commentary for June 13, 2017

Source: Man in critical condition after suffering heat stroke in Vanier

Observational study linking NSAIDs and increased heart attack risk has design flaws

Health Headlines Commentary for May 10, 2017

Source: Heart attack risks from common painkillers may start early, study finds Reference: Bally M, Dendukuri N, Rich B, et al. Risk of acute myocardial infarction with NSAIDs in real world use: bayesian meta-analysis of individual patient data. BMJ. Published online May 9 2017 Analysis: Ibuprofen linked […]

New opioid prescribing rules will hep physicians reduce opioid use.

Health Headlines Commentary for May 8, 2017

Source: New prescribing guidelines look to cut use of opioids Reference: Guideline for opioid therapy and chronic noncancer pain

Improving access to suboxone to treat opioid addiction

Health Headlines Commentary for May 2, 2017

Source: Parent of drug-addicted teen pushes for easier access to Suboxone

Kid projectiles = multiple kids on a trampoline + shifting “ground”

Health Headlines Commentary for April 27, 2017 [display_podcas  

Sunday House Call, #609, April 16, 2017: The prostate cancer screening gamble: USPSTF updates recommendations

Sunday House Call, #609, April 16, 2017: The prostate cancer screening gamble: USPSTF updates recommendations Topics today include: An excellent review of the US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) update on prostate cancer screening with a great graphic to outline the issues. Your calls about blood pressure medication, osteoporosis medication choices and is drinking Ensure when […]

Reaping the rewards of fake science anti-vaxxers; Measles outbreaks in Europe and Mumps in Canada

Health Headlines Commentary for April 11, 2017

Source: Mumps outbreak could climb as high as 600 cases before waning Measles in Europe: Romania and Italy hit hardest  

Kid’s inactivity negatively influences bone development

Health Headlines Commentary for March 24, 2017

Source: ‘Couch potato’ youth missing out on crucial bone development, new study finds Reference: Physical Activity, Sedentary Time, and Bone Strength From Childhood to Early Adulthood: A Mixed Longitudinal HR-pQCT study

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