Top stories in health and medicine this morning, January 31, 2012

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1. Epidural Plus Fever During Labor Put Baby at Risk. A temperature spike during labor with epidural analgesia may indicate serious risks for the baby in an otherwise low-risk delivery.

2. Child Safety Takes a Back Seat During Carpooling. Parents who generally have their children use booster seats in the car are not consistent in their use of booster seats when carpooling.

3. Stopping Steroids Safe After Kidney Transplant. Patients who stopped taking the immunosuppressant prednisone soon after a kidney transplant avoided steroid-related side effects without putting their new organs at risk.

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