Pediatric Career and Resource Center

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Pediatrics Salary and Employment Statistics

The 2017 LocumTenens.com Primary Care Salary Survey annual reports are now available! Results from the annual LocumTenens.com Primary Care salary survey highlight annual average primary care physician salaries. Respondent demographics including region of practice, board certification, and time frame for making next job change are also covered in detail in the full salary survey report.

Children unknowingly at fault for spread of whooping cough

Source: Michigan News

A new study is revealing that the resurgence of whooping cough in the United States is due to infant exposure from other children ages 5 to 20. These children often times do not know they are carrying the disease and unknowingly pass it along to infants they encounter. The group of adults with natural immunity to the disease has gotten smaller, also contributing to the resurgence. Health officials encourage all children to get the series of whooping cough shots to help protect infants, especially if they have infant siblings.

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New appendicitis calculator can help determine risk

Source: ACEP Now

Children’s Minnesota researchers teamed up with researchers from HealthPartners Institute to develop a new pediatric appendicitis calculator for appendicitis diagnoses. The test is called Pediatric Appendicitis Risk Calculator (pARC) and uses age, sex, duration of pain, pain migration, guarding, tenderness in the lower right quadrant and the absolute neutrophil count. Researchers believe the test will give pediatricians and other physicians outside of the hospital the ability to determine risk of appendicitis.

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