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March 29, 2013

Healthnet News- Spring 2013

The Spring 2013 of Healthnet News is now available at http://library.uchc.edu/departm/hnet/hnews.html . This issue of the news has information about “Choosing Wisely” a campaign to help patients and their doctors avoid unneeded tests and select medical tests and treatments that are supported by medical research.
Twenty-five specialty medical societies designated more than 130 tests and therapies as questionable. These organizations represent more than 350,00 physicians. The tests and procedures they evaluated were for all ages.
Also in the newsletter is information on the use of complementary and alternative therapies used by children, information sources about complementary and alternative medicine, a description of a video to reassure children before hospital stays for cancer, new guidelines for treating children with diabetes, and reviews of new consumer health books. A new website for parents on infant mental health is also featured.

Posted by Jessica Kilham at March 29, 2013 09:11 AM

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