Inner-city achievers: who are they?
Infants exposed to cocaine in the uterus will not necessarily be psychologically damaged if they have a good home environment and good caregivers. This was the conclusion of a study of 150 four-year-old children who had been exposed to cocaine before birth. Thirty-two had an IQ of 90 or greater and 118 had an IQ below 90. Although the two groups did not differ on prenatal or birth characteristics, those with an IQ of 90 or greater had higher scores on tests that measured caregiver involvement and a positive home environment.
Publication Name: Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine
The Jones fracture
The Jones fracture is a transverse fracture at the base of the fifth metatarsal, distal to its styloid process. Sudden inversion of the foot is the most common cause. In contrast, avulsion fractures involve the styloid itself and are more likely to happen when extreme plantar flexion comes along with the inversion. Standard x-ray is usually sufficient to confirm the diagnosis. Bone displacement is usually minimal and a short-leg cast is adequate treatment. Complications are rare, the most common one being nonunion.
Publication Name: Physician Assistant
Embrace your inner Bridget Jones
Taking the fictional character 'Bridget Jones' as inspiration, 10 life "do's" are listed to help single thirtysomething women to take control of their lives. Personal narratives are presented to reinforce the recommended advice.
Publication Name: Glamour
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