Here's The Latest in Health Care:
• Restrictive diets imposed on children by parents can be a source of tension during the holidays. For example, little Johnny rejecting great aunt Millie's special family dish due to dietary preferences may bring forth disharmony in epic proportions. Dietitians urge parents to consult a professional before embarking on a new diet for their child in order to properly assess nutritional requirements, discuss their child's motivations and screen for any underlying eating disorders. Read More
• What are some of the most heavily used ICD-10 diagnosis codes in November? It's no surprise that "W29.0XXA - Contact with powered kitchen appliance, initial encounter" is on that list but who knew there was even a code for "Problems in relationship with the in-laws (Z63.1)" or even better, "Pecked by turkey (W61.43XA)"? We hope that this Thanksgiving, you don't find yourself face-to-face with an ominous beak! Read More
• This Thursday, President Obama will pardon the final turkey of his Presidency. This long-cherished White House tradition dates back to 1947. While only one of the two birds will go home with the title of National Thanksgiving Turkey, these two lucky turkeys will safely make their way to their new home at Virginia Tech's Animal and Poultry Sciences Department. Read More
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