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Interesting study .....

J Psychiatr Res. 2013 Jun;47(6):726-32. doi: 10.1016/j.jpsychires.2013.02.004. Epub 2013 Mar 14.
A 6-week randomized controlled trial with 4-week follow-up of acupuncture combined with paroxetine in patients with major depressive disorder.

Qu SS, Huang Y, Zhang ZJ, Chen JQ, Lin RY, Wang CQ, Li GL, Wong HK, Zhao CH, Pan JY, Guo SC, Zhang YC.

School of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Southern Medical University, 1023 Shatai Road, Guangzhou, Guangdong 510515, China.


Acupuncture possesses the antidepressant potential.


Does anyone have a good form-letter template for patients who have aged out of pediatric practices?

The article talks about how Google Glass can recognize patients using
facial recognition, but imagine this for a second.

Imagine having Goggle Glass on while examining a child. And as you talk,
Glass is filling in everything in the EMR.



> On Special Education
> School Leader Group Proposes Change to Special Education Due Process
> Posted: 22 Apr 2013 01:59 PM PDT
> Due process hearings are adversarial, expensive, and distracting, says the American Association of School Administrators, and the organization believes it has a fix: a new process that would bring in an outside consultant who would create an education plan for a student with disabilities that parents and a school would have to follow for a mutually agreed-upon period of time before any lawsuits were filed.
> In a new report, Rethinking t


FYI - really interesting implications.


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Hello. I am researching the standards at other facilities regarding
chlorahexadine bathing. Can you please help me with the questions

* Do you use chlorahexadine skin prep on pediatric patients
prior to surgery? If so, what age group?

* Do you use chlorahexadine skin care daily in your pediatric
population? If so, is this all your population or just PICU?


>From another listserve .....



According to American Medical News, physician autonomy is rapidly declining with only 36% of practicing physicians owning a private practice by the end of 2013.

List of Physician Concerns Regarding Independent Practice

The trend toward physicians-as-employees is confirmed by multiple studies and sources.


>From another listserve .....



Medicaid Matters for Kids month launched
Children's Hospital Association
The Association is focusing our Speak Now for Kids campaign on Medicaid, which covers more than 40 percent of children nationwide. We need your voice to ensure that Congress prioritizes the health care needs of children, and does not arbitrarily cut the program and harm kids