UTSA and Northwest Vista College aim to diversify teacher pipeline with new program
(University of Texas at San Antonio) The UTSA Academy for Teacher Excellence (ATE) and Northwest Vista College (NVC) have established the Latino-Teacher Academy Learning Community (Latino-TALC) project with $3.75 million in federal funding from the United States Department of Education through the Developing Hispanic-Serving Institutions Program. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - November 13, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Gregory Named American Academy of Nursing Fellow
Katherine Gregory, PhD, RN, FAAN, of Department of Nursing and Department of Pediatric Newborn Medicine, was inducted into 2018 class of American Academy of Nursing fellows for her outstanding contributions and achievements in nursing. (Source: BWH News)
Source: BWH News - November 13, 2018 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Enhance your Interdisciplinary and Team Science Skills
Reports abound from professional societies, the Academies, government agencies, and researchers calling attention to the fact that science is increasingly an inter-disciplinary, transdisciplinary, inter-institutional, and international endeavor. In short, science has become a “team sport.” There is a real and present need to better prepare scientists for success in this new collaborative environment. The American Institute of Biological Sciences is responding to this call with a new program for scientists, educators, and individuals who work with or participate in scientific teams. Team science is increasingl...
Source: Public Policy Reports - November 12, 2018 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

Short Takes
A new report by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM), entitled Learning through Citizen Science, has called for diversity in citizen science. "Citizen science project designers must grapple with issues of equity, diversity, power, and inclusion...They face these issues even if they do not set out to address diversity in their project and even when they are not consciously aware that these factors are at play in their project." The report recommends addressing inequities in education, opportunities, and resources to meet the learning demands of participants. Learn more at http://ww...
Source: Public Policy Reports - November 12, 2018 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

AAP Releases Policy on Effects of Armed Conflict on Children AAP Releases Policy on Effects of Armed Conflict on Children
Children living in conflict zones need protection from the harm they experience from the violence, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics'(AAP) first policy statement on the issue.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Government body to launch new advanced clinical practice academy
An “academy” is to be created in England to improve and standardise routes into advanced clinical practice (ACP) for nurses and other healthcare professionals. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - November 12, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

2018 RWJF Sports Award Winners Announced: Washington Nationals Youth Baseball Academy, The Sanneh Foundation and Soccer Without Borders
The Foundation honors the 2018 RWJF Sports Award winners for their approaches to using sports to create positive social change and healthier communities. (Source: RWJF - News Releases)
Source: RWJF - News Releases - November 12, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Tags: Public and Community Health Source Type: news

Some Activity Fine for Kids Recovering From Concussions, Docs Say
MONDAY, Nov. 12, 2018 -- Children and teens who suffer a sports-related concussion should reduce, but not eliminate, physical and mental activity in the days after their injury, an American Academy of Pediatrics report says. " Athletes absolutely... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - November 12, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Health Tip: Limit Fat, Sugar and Salt in Your Child's Diet
-- Childhood is the perfect time to start healthy eating habits, the American Academy of Pediatrics says. While children need fat in their diets to get the daily energy they need, too much fat can lead to health problems, especially if it's in the... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - November 12, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Primary care clinicians' willingness to care for transgender patients
(American Academy of Family Physicians) A new survey finds that most family medicine and general internal medicine clinicians are willing to provide routine care for transgender patients. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - November 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

New concussion recommendations for kids
(Washington University in St. Louis) The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has updated its concussion recommendations to support children and teens engaging in light physical activity and returning to school as they recover. The report, revised for the first time in eight years, also advises against complete removal of electronic devices. Mark Halstead, MD, an associate professor of pediatrics and of orthopedic surgery at Washington University School of Medicine, was the lead author of the AAP report. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Pregnant women favor urine testing for tobacco cessation; clinicians express concern
(American Academy of Family Physicians) Up to one-third of female smokers with Medicaid deny tobacco use during pregnancy. A new study finds that, despite reservations, low-income patients have a favorable view of using urine testing, with consent, to promote smoking cessation during pregnancy. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - November 12, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Insufficient sleep in children is associated with poor diet, obesity and more screen time
(American Academy of Sleep Medicine) A new study conducted among more than 177,000 students suggests that insufficient sleep duration is associated with an unhealthy lifestyle profile among children and adolescents. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

A hub for respiratory care commissioning
The Primary Care Respiratory Academy Commissioning Platform aims to offer the tools and resources you need to optimise respiratory outcomes in your population. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - November 12, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

American Academy of Pediatrics, Nov. 2-6
The American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference and Exhibition The annual meeting of the American Academy of Pediatrics was held from Nov. 2 to 6 in Orlando, Florida, and attracted approximately 12,000 participants from around the world,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - November 9, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Arab-American Frontiers Symposium Held in Kuwait City
The sixth Arab-American Frontiers Symposium of Science, Engineering, and Medicine was held earlier this week in Kuwait City in partnership with the Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Sciences (KFAS). The symposium brought together over 100 young researchers from the U.S. and 12 Arab countries to discuss cutting-edge advances in big data, water systems, microbiome, air quality, and next generation buildings and infrastructure. More information on the Arab-American Frontiers program and symposia can be found here. (Source: News from the National Academies)
Source: News from the National Academies - November 9, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: news

How to produce fluorescent nanoparticles for medical applications in a nuclear reactor
(Institute of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry of the Czech Academy of Sciences (IOCB Prague)) Scientists from IOCB Prague and IMC have developed a revolutionary method for the easy and inexpensive production of irradiated nanodiamonds and other nanomaterials suitable for use in highly sensitive diagnostics of diseases, including various types of cancer. Their article was recently published in Nature Communications. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 9, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Cells to Society: $3.4 Million in Grants / New FAANs / Research News
This study explores survivors’ perspectives on secondary prevention of campus sexual assault and effective strategies for intervention.     Read more   Mental Health ...
Source: Johns Hopkins University and Health Systems Archive - November 9, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

New Guidelines for Early-Stage Melanoma Treatment
The American Academy of Dermatology published new clinical practice guidelines with recommendations for the treatment of primary cutaneous melanoma. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - November 9, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Leah Lawrence Source Type: news

Visioneering Tech touts NaturalVue contact lens pediatric myopia study
Visioneering Technologies Inc yesterday released results from a pediatric study of its NaturalView multifocal contact lens intended to treat myopia, touting Results from the trial were presented by study lead Dr. Thomas Aller of the UC Berkeley School of Optometry at the American Academy of Optometry Conference in San Antonio this week. In the trial, investigators examined changes in vision and eye shape in myopic children wearing the NaturalVue multifocal contacts, with 24 children completing a six-month follow up and 19 completing 12 months. The average age in the study was 10.8 years old, the Atlanta-based company said....
Source: Mass Device - November 8, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Clinical Trials Optical/Ophthalmic Visioneering Technologies Source Type: news

How do peptides penetrate cells? Two sides of the same coin
(Institute of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry of the Czech Academy of Sciences (IOCB Prague)) The research team of Pavel Jungwirth from IOCB Prague has discovered a previously unknown mechanism by which short peptides are able to penetrate cells and, in principle, could serve as carriers of drug molecules. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - November 8, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Academy Warns of Danger in Proposed SAFE Vehicles Rule
In a recent letter to the Environmental Protection Agency, the AAFP called for the preservation of current emission, efficiency and technology standards. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - November 7, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Health Tip: Use Petroleum Jelly to Protect Your Skin
-- The skin is the largest organ in the human body. And petroleum jelly is an inexpensive, readily available way to help protect it. The American Academy of Dermatology suggests: Apply petroleum jelly to damp skin, including lips and... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - November 7, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Intramedullary Nailing of Periarticular Fractures Intramedullary Nailing of Periarticular Fractures
What are the advantages of intramedullary nailing in the management of periarticular fractures of the lower extremity? How does it compare with plate fixation?Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Orthopaedics Journal Article Source Type: news

Hancock: we will create a National Academy for Social Prescribing
A National Academy for Social Prescribing will help GPs and frontline staff share expertise, the health and social care secretary has said.  Speaking at a Kind’s Fund event on social prescribing in London today, Matt Hancock said that social prescribing is‘fundamental to prevention’.  The academy will be a‘research base’ for social prescribing and will set out its benefits across the world, Mr Hancock said. Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - November 6, 2018 Category: Practice Management Authors: Angela Sharda Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Latest News Source Type: news

Spanking could be harmful in the long term, U.S. pediatricians say
Studies have associated physical punishment in childhood with increased aggression and brain changes in young adulthood, the American Academy of Pediatrics says. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - November 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Families often share potentially dangerous antibiotics: study
(Reuters Health) - A substantial proportion of parents confessed to giving their children antibiotics that had been prescribed for someone else, according to survey results presented by U.S. researchers at the American Academy of Pediatrics conference in Orlando, Florida. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

AAFP's Influence Clearly Visible in CMS' 2019 MPFS Final Rule
CMS'2019 Medicare physician fee schedule final rule incorporates several key recommendations the Academy provided earlier this year in its comments to the agency. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - November 6, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Emotional vulnerabilities shape complex behavioral arrangement of toddlers with ASD
(Elsevier) At the time when autism spectrum disorder (ASD) can be first reliably diagnosed, toddlers affected by ASD are already displaying emotional vulnerabilities potentially foreshadowing the emergence of co-morbid affective and behavioral conditions highly prevalent in older children, reports a study published in the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (JAACAP). (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - November 6, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Tropical mountain species in the crosshairs of climate change
(Cornell University) Lack of varied seasons and temperatures in tropical mountains have led to species that are highly adapted to their narrow niches, creating the right conditions for new species to arise in these areas, according to a new study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Still, the same traits that make tropical mountains among the most biodiverse ecosystems on Earth also make the species that live there more vulnerable to rapid climate changes, the study finds. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - November 6, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Spanking Harms Children, According to the American Academy of Pediatrics
Parents should not spank their children, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) said Monday, in an updated policy statement on the effects of corporal punishment. Spanking as a form of discipline in young children leads to increased aggression and does not go very far in teaching responsibility and self-control, the AAP says, also noting the harmful effects of verbal abuse. The policy statement, which will be presented at the AAP’s 2018 National Conference & Exhibition, details that the use of corporal punishment can have a negative effect on the relationship between a parent and a child. “Experiencing co...
Source: TIME: Health - November 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Mahita Gajanan Tags: Uncategorized health onetime Parenting Source Type: news

Pediatricians Strengthen Stance Against Spanking Children
By Jacqueline Howard, CNN (CNN) — The American Academy of Pediatrics has hardened its stance against spanking children as a form of parental discipline. In a new policy statement, published in the journal Pediatrics on Monday, the pediatricians’ group recommends that adults caring for children use “healthy forms of discipline” — such as positive reinforcement of appropriate behaviors, setting limits and setting expectations — and not use spanking, hitting, slapping, threatening, insulting, humiliating or shaming. The policy statement updates guidance published in 1998 ...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - November 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: News Boston News Health CNN Parenting Spanking Tufts Medical Center Source Type: news

Don't spank: Pediatricians warn parents of long-term harms
In an updated policy released Monday, the American Academy of Pediatrics says that can include aggression, brain changes, substance abuse and suicidal behavior in adulthood. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pediatricians strengthen stance against spanking kids
The American Academy of Pediatricians recommends that adults caring for children use "healthy forms of discipline". (Source: PsycPORT.com)
Source: PsycPORT.com - November 5, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Pediatricians Renew Call to Abandon Spanking
Striking, yelling at or shaming children can elevate stress hormones and lead to changes in the brain's structure, new research confirms. Harsh verbal abuse is also linked to mental health problems in preteens and teens, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - November 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'Alarming ’ number of people save, share antibiotics
If you have unused antibiotics sitting in your medicine cabinet, you ’re not alone. A study by the American Academy of Pediatrics has found an “alarming” number of parents save leftover antibiotics and give them to others. It’s concerning to doctors because prescription diversion, as it’s referred to by the study’s authors, is the type of misuse that can lead to antibiotic resistance. Of close to 500 U.S. parents surveyed, about 48 percent admitted to keeping unused antibiotics instead… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - November 5, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Caitlin Mullen Source Type: news

Spanking Is Ineffective and Harmful to Children, Pediatricians Group Says
The latest research shows spanking does not teach children right from wrong and can have long-lasting, damaging effects. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - November 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: CHRISTINA CARON Tags: Corporal Punishment Children and Childhood American Academy of Pediatrics Parenting Spanking Source Type: news

Spanking Is Ineffective and Harmful to Children, Pediatricians ’ Group Says
The latest research shows spanking does not teach children right from wrong and can have long-lasting, damaging effects. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - November 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: CHRISTINA CARON Tags: Corporal Punishment Children and Childhood American Academy of Pediatrics Parenting Spanking Source Type: news

Pediatricians strengthen stance against spanking kids
The American Academy of Pediatrics has hardened its stance against spanking children as a form of parental discipline. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - November 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pediatricians Renew Call to Abandon Spanking
MONDAY, Nov. 5, 2018 -- The American Academy of Pediatrics is strengthening its recommendation to ban spanking and other forms of corporal punishment, citing new research that says that type of discipline can affect normal brain development. Harsh... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - November 5, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Resiliency in NICU parents may be linked to lower depression and anxiety
(Children's National Health System) Parents of vulnerable newborns in neonatal intensive care units (NICUs) who feel less resilient may experience more symptoms of psychological distress, including depression and anxiety. A snapshot from an ongoing cross-sectional study exploring this relationship was presented during the American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference& Exhibition. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - November 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

What is the Dutch Protocol for Gender Dysphoria?
Discussion Terminology related to gender∂has changed over time and with newer more specific terminology developing more consensus. Also terminology used by patients to describe themselves or their situation may be different than below. “Gender – denotes the public (and usually legally recognized) lived role as boy or girl, man or woman. Biological factors combined with social and psychological factors contribute to gender development.” Gender is not dichotomous and other terms such as third gender, agender or gender queer reflect this. “Assigned gender – refers to a person’s initi...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - November 5, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

American Academy of Ophthalmology, Oct. 27-30
The 122nd Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Ophthalmology The annual meeting of the American Academy of Ophthalmology was held from Oct. 27 to 30 in Chicago and attracted approximately 6,000 participants from around the world, including... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - November 2, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

AAP: Parents Frequently Save Leftover Antibiotics
FRIDAY, Nov. 2, 2018 -- Almost half of parents report saving leftover antibiotics, and almost three-quarters of these parents subsequently divert the antibiotics, according to a study presented at the annual meeting of the American Academy of... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - November 2, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Superheroes and villains: Who's more violent?
Superheroes nearly always save the day, but the methods they use might not be as heroic as people think, according to research presented at the American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference and Exhibition on Friday. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - November 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Teresa Woodruff elected to National Academy of Medicine
Grantee Teresa Woodruff, Ph.D., was elected to the National Academy of Medicine for achievements that include the invention of EVATAR. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - November 2, 2018 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

Nithya Sunder on talking to teens about sexual consent
Nithya Sunder, MDRecently, the idea of consent has been in the news and can be very confusing for teens. It is also a topic that both parents and teens find difficult or uncomfortable to discuss. It is natural for teens to be curious about their bodies, sex, and sexuality so parents should be prepared to talk about sex to help their children make informed decisions. It is absolutely fine to discuss abstinence and encourage teens to wait to be sexually active until they are in a relationship with respect, commitment and love, but parents still need to be ready to answer teens'questions. The American Academy of Pediatrics (A...
Source: Pediatric Health Associates - November 1, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Tags: Changes at PHA Healthy Habits Safety Source Type: news

Dr. Nithya Sunder on talking to teens about sexual consent
Nithya Sunder, MDRecently, the idea of consent has been in the news and can be very confusing for teens. It is also a topic that both parents and teens find difficult or uncomfortable to discuss. It is natural for teens to be curious about their bodies, sex, and sexuality so parents should be prepared to talk about sex to help their children make informed decisions. It is absolutely fine to discuss abstinence and encourage teens to wait to be sexually active until they are in a relationship with respect, commitment and love, but parents still need to be ready to answer teens'questions. The American Academy of Pediatrics (A...
Source: Pediatric Health Associates - November 1, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Tags: Changes at PHA Healthy Habits Safety Source Type: news

'Citizen Science' Can Support Both Learning and Research Goals, Says New Report
Scientific research that involves nonscientists contributing to research processes– also known as‘citizen science’– supports participants’ learning, engages the public in science, contributes to community scientific literacy, and can serve as a valuable tool to facilitate larger scale research, says a new report from the National Academies. If one of the goals of a citizen science project is to advance learning, designers should plan for it by defining intended learning outcomes and using evidence-based strategies to reach those outcomes. Read More (Source: News from the National Academies)
Source: News from the National Academies - November 1, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: news

Updated Guidelines Released for Emergency Care of Children
THURSDAY, Nov. 1, 2018 -- The American Academy of Pediatrics, American College of Emergency Physicians, and Emergency Nurses Association have released updated guidelines for emergency care of injured and critically ill children. The guidelines were... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - November 1, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news