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Poh Tin Tan

A pediatrician with over 30 years of experience in the government and private practice in a developing country. Passion for helping people learn medical issues through media, radio and now the internet so they are empowered to make better health care choices. Involved in the training of medical... Full Bio
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Parents Can Detect, Contribute to, or be Affected by Critical Events During a Child's... by Poh Tin Tan Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy From ISMP Medication Safety Alert!® Acute Care EditionPosted: 09/23/2011; ISMP Medication Safety Alert © 2011 Institute for Safe Medication PracticesProblemToday, parents ar ... Read on »
Infant Cataracts: Screening in Primary Care by Poh Tin Tan Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy From CHOP Expert CommentaryMonte D. Mills, MDPosted: 09/26/2011Director of the Division of Ophthalmology at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Infant cataracts are rare. A ... Read on »
New Method of Scoliosis Assessment by Poh Tin Tan Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy From SpinePreliminary Results Using Computerized PhotogrammetryRozilene Maria Cota Aroeira, MSc; Jefferson Soares Leal, MD; Antônio Eustáquio de Melo Pertence, PhDPosted: 09 ... Read on »
Allergic to Antihistamines---really! by Poh Tin Tan Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Gregory Lawton, MD, Pediatrics, Sep 27, 2011 During the first recess on the first day in the first year of the first school (approximately 80,000 BC), an impressively hirs ... Read on »
Low-Dose Intradermal Flu Vaccine Effective as Intramuscular by Poh Tin Tan Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy From Medscape Medical NewsDaniel M. Keller, PhDOctober 24, 2011 (Boston, Massachusetts) — Injecting a lower dose of 2010/11 trivalent influenza vaccine (TIV) intradermally w ... Read on »
Do Not Give Flu Vaccine by Jet Injection, FDA Says by Poh Tin Tan Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy From Medscape Medical News > Alerts, Approvals and Safety Changes > Medscape Alerts Robert Lowes October 24, 2011 — Clinicians should not administer influenza vaccines wi ... Read on »
BABIES AND TODDLERS SHOULD LEARN FROM PLAY, NOT SCREENS by Poh Tin Tan Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy News Release from the American Academy of Pediatrics.BABIES AND TODDLERS SHOULD LEARN FROM PLAY, NOT SCREENSOctober 18BOSTON - The temptation to rely on media screens to ent ... Read on »
Tdap Vaccine for Pregnant Women by Poh Tin Tan Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy News Release from the American Academy of Pediatrics. BABIES AND TODDLERS SHOULD LEARN FROM PLAY, NOT SCREENS October 18 BOSTON - The temptation to rely on media screens ... Read on »
Acne Vulgaris Treatment & Management by Poh Tin Tan Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy James Fulton Jr, MD, PhD; Chief Editor: Dirk M Elston, MD more...Medical CareTreatment should be directed toward the known pathogenic factors involved in acne. These inclu ... Read on »
Kids' Urinary Infections Usually Not a Kidney Risk by Poh Tin Tan Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy From Reuters Health InformationBy Amy NortonNEW YORK (Reuters Health) Oct 12 - Most children with recurrent urinary tract infections (UTIs) are not at increased risk of chro ... Read on »
Easy 2-Step Screening Tool Detects Underage Drinking by Poh Tin Tan Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy From Medscape Medical News > PsychiatryYael WaknineOctober 14, 2011 — A new tool to screen children and teenagers for alcohol was introduced today by the National Institutes ... Read on »
Cell Phones and Brain Tumors: No Link, But Is Study Flawed? by Poh Tin Tan Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy From Medscape Medical News > Oncology Roxanne Nelson October 21, 2011 — The latest study on cancer and cell phones — the largest to date — has found no evidence of an ove ... Read on »
Most Shy Children Do Not Suffer From Social Phobia by Poh Tin Tan Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy James Fulton Jr, MD, PhD; Chief Editor: Dirk M Elston, MD more... Medical Care Treatment should be directed toward the known pathogenic factors involved in acne. These ... Read on »
Kids and Heat: Making Exercise Safe by Poh Tin Tan Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy From Medscape PediatricsAn Expert Interview With Michael F. Bergeron, PhDLaurie Scudder, DNP, NP; Michael F. Bergeron, PhDEditor's Note:The American Academy of Pediatrics (A ... Read on »
Contrasting Views on Treatment of Children Dying From Cancer by Poh Tin Tan Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy From Medscape Medical News > Oncology Roxanne Nelson October 19, 2011 — Despite significant improvements in cure rates, childhood cancer can follow an unpredictable cours ... Read on »
Pediatric UTI: Putting the Guidelines Into Practice by Poh Tin Tan Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy From Medscape PediatricsAn Expert Interview With S. Maria Finnell, MDLaurie Scudder, DNP, PNP; S. Maria Finnell, MD, MS10/05/2011Editor's Note:The American Academy of Pediat ... Read on »
Infants Likelier to Get HIV If Mother Infected Through Sex by Poh Tin Tan Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy From Medscape Pediatrics An Expert Interview With Michael F. Bergeron, PhD Laurie Scudder, DNP, NP; Michael F. Bergeron, PhD Editor's Note: The American Academy of Pedia ... Read on »
CDC: National HPV Vaccine Programs Yet to Spread in Americas by Poh Tin Tan Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy From Medscape Medical NewsEmma Hitt, PhDOctober 14, 2011 — Human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine is being used as part of national or regional immunization programs in only 4 o ... Read on »
New ADHD Guidelines Updated to Include Broader Age Range by Poh Tin Tan Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy From Medscape Medical News Emma Hitt, PhD October 14, 2011 — Human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine is being used as part of national or regional immunization programs in onl ... Read on »
Food Allergies in Kids More Common Than Thought by Poh Tin Tan Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy From WebMD Health NewsBrenda GoodmanJune 20, 2011 — The largest study ever to track childhood food allergies in the U.S. shows that they may be more common and more dangerou ... Read on »