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Am Fam Physician. 2024;109(2):online

Is prescribing rest an appropriate treatment for children who are recovering from a concussion?

A meta-analysis based on 10 randomized controlled trials concluded that children who have experienced a concussion should not be placed on bed rest but may return to their previous activity level as allowed with monitoring for the development of new and worsening symptoms.

What is an important alarm feature in an ill returning traveler?

Urgently evaluate all febrile travelers for malaria if they have recently returned from a malarious area. Suspicion of Plasmodium falciparum malaria is a medical emergency.

Does maternal respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) vaccination safely reduce the likelihood of RSV in their newborns?

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