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2013-09-28 23:02:57

Progressive Dental Marketing will be attending the American Association of Periodontal Meeting (AAP) in Philadelphia to help periodontists learn about the power of combining direct-to-patient

Wavering Doctoral Advice Leads To Fewer Circumcisions
2013-08-22 12:32:30

A new report from the National Center for Health Statistics found the rate of hospital circumcisions has declined over the past 30 years, due largely to a wavering debate between healthcare professionals.

2013-03-16 23:00:07

Human rights attorney J. Steven Svoboda and pediatrician Robert S. Van Howe, M.D.

Pediatric Group Cautions Against Antibiotic Use In Children's Ear Infections
2013-02-25 06:54:12

Millions of children are treated with antibiotics for ear infections each year in the US. In fact, an ear infection is one of the most common reasons kids end up going to a doctor and receiving antibiotics.

Pediatric Group Says Recess Just As Important As Math, Reading
2012-12-31 08:30:45

Ask a school full of children what their favorite part of the school day is and many will say recess. And while some education experts might feel recess is taking away from other important academic activities, at least one group is supporting play time at school.

Pediatric Group Recommends Advance Prescriptions For Emergency Contraception For All Teenage Girls
2012-11-26 10:59:23

Current federal policy bans the sale of over-the-counter birth control pills to girls under 17, and often young girls do not have immediate access to emergency contraceptives when they need them.

Cheerleader Safety Guidelines Issued
2012-10-23 08:41:09

What started as a way to lead audience members in cheers at football games, cheerleading has evolved into a competitive, year-round sport.


Word of the Day
fleuron
  • an ornament or knob in the shape of a flower
  • In architecture, a floral ornament; specifically, the large conventional flower usually placed in the center of the abacus of a Corinthian capital or classic ceiling-caisson; also, the floreated termination of a Gothic finial.
[ "The word 'fleuron' comes from French."]