Mayo Clinic: Privately insured patients to get priority over Medicaid, Medicare patients

Citing tighter profit margins, the chief executive of the Mayo Clinic recently told his employees that the prestigious health system will prioritize the care of privately insured patients over those on Medicare and Medicaid. That bold pronouncement by Dr. John…

School-based Influenza Clinics in Georgia and an Update on Egg Allergies and Influenza Vaccine Administration

Georgia AAP Communication September 26, 2016 School-based Influenza Clinics in Georgia and an Update on Egg Allergies and Influenza Vaccine Administration As has been the case for the past few years, schools throughout Georgia will be working with local county…

Guidance for Palivizumab Prophylaxis among Infants and Young Children at Increased Risk of Hospitalization for Respiratory Syncytial Virus Infection

Georgia AAP Communication September 19, 2016 Guidance for Palivizumab Prophylaxis among Infants and Young Children at Increased Risk of Hospitalization for Respiratory Syncytial Virus Infection September 19, 2016 There have been no changes in the recommendations for palivizumab prophylaxis among…

Flea-borne bacterial disease spreading wider in Texas

A sometimes fatal bacterial disease carried by fleas and lice appears to be spreading more often, and over a larger swath of territory in Texas than it did a decade ago, a new study suggests. The authors aren’t sure how…

This robot is perfectly designed to drill tiny tunnels in your skull

The world’s first robot-assisted cochlear implantation Imagine rolling into an operating room to find that your surgical team included a robot. While full-fledged robotic surgeons aren’t quite ready for the spotlight, automatons have already found a foothold in the surgical…

Let’s focus on the real environmental factors linked to autism

The publication of Andrew Wakefield’s notorious and now discredited research on autism and vaccines in 1998 triggered a surge of worry about vaccine safety. Since then, questions about a purported connection between autism and vaccines have been asked and definitively…