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Survey of Neonatologists' Attitudes Toward Limiting Life-sustaining Treatments in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

451 surveys were analyzed. Across clinical scenarios and as general ethical concepts, withdrawal of mechanical ventilation in severely affected patients was most accepted by respondents...
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Newborn Screening for Critical Congenital Heart Disease: Potential Roles of Birth Defects Surveillance Programs — United States, 2010–2011

In September 2011, the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) approved the Secretary’s Advisory Committee on Heritable Disorders in Newborns and Children (SACHDNC) 2010 recommendation that all newborns be screened for critical congenital heart disease (CCHD)...
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My Baltic Cruise

I have always considered a cruise nothing more than spending good money and valuable time aimlessly on a boat eating and sleeping.
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Estimated global mortality associated with the first 12 months of 2009 pandemic influenza A H1N1 virus circulation: a modelling study

18 500 laboratory-confirmed deaths caused by the 2009 pandemic influenza A H1N1 were reported worldwide for the period April, 2009, to August, 2010.
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Sore Throats Mostly Viral, Not Strep

The majority of throat infections are viral and should not be treated with antibiotics, according to new guidelines from the Infectious Diseases Society of America.
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American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Circumcision Policy Statement

Male circumcision is a common procedure, generally performed during the newborn period in the United States. In 2007, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) formed a multidisciplinary task force of AAP members and other stakeholders to evaluate the recent evidence on male circumcision and update the Academy’s 1999 recommendations in this area.
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How Doctors Die

Years ago, Charlie, a highly respected orthopedist and a mentor of mine, found a lump in his stomach. He had a surgeon explore the area, and the diagnosis was pancreatic cancer.
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Who's meant to be teaching us?

The harassed registrar looks up expectantly from her bleep. “We don't know”, three of us chime at once; we know the drill, we've spoken these lines many times. “It just says on our timetable ‘ward teaching’.
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