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Commentary: Pediatricians Can Lay Out Evidence To Allay Fears Over HPV Vaccine – Michael T. Brady, MD, FAAP

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Dr. Brady

Recent media attention has some adolescents and parents wondering whether the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine is safe and effective. The discussions that have prompted all of this chatter are not based on available evidence. Unfortunately, a lack of validity does not prevent rapid transmission of rumors and innuendo, especially on television and the Internet.



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Data Snapshot: The Role of Public Programs in Children’s Health Care Coverage in the District of Columbia

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Is Your Practice Ready for ICD-10 Conversion?

The industry-wide conversion to ICD-10 goes live on October 1st, 2014. Is your practice fully prepared? The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has a wealth of resources available to assist you with the conversion.

Attached are CMS articles including “Testing Your Practice’s ICD-10 Systems: First Steps,” “Conducting an ICD-10 Impact Assessment,” and “ICD-10 Tips for Small Practices,” as well as a comprehensive list of ICD-10 resources that you can reference for more information on the conversion.

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What’s the Latest with the Flu?: Information from the American Academy of Pediatrics

Flu activity (http://www.cdc.gov/flu/weekly/summary.htm) remains elevated overall in the United States, though some parts of the country are seeing flu activity decline. It’s likely that flu season will continue for another couple of months. The predominant virus for this season remains 2009 H1N1. A total of 40 influenza-associated pediatric deaths for the 2013-2014 season have been reported to date.

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