The number of babies prescribed acid suppression drugs such as H2 blockers and PPIs grew 8-fold during 2002 to 2009, but fewer than 10% received any diagnostic testing for GERD (Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease). Some pediatricians are growing concerned that the “epidemic” of infant GERDcases is actually due to over-diagnosis, especially since clinical trials show acid blockers work no better than a placebo and can actually lead to short term and long term side effects. The FDA has not approved PPIs for treatment of GERD in children younger than one year.
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I like the images of the real babies to help attract readers to the infographic. The colors are all typical colors that people associate with babies. I like that the information is displayed creatively with nice graphs and images.
The information is helpful and brings awareness to a subject that many parents may not have an understanding of. I think the statistics helps support the idea of this infographic.
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