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7 hrs ago | Wall Street Journal

Teens and the Sex-Care Gap

Talking to teenagers about sex is tough-so tough that many pediatricians appear to be avoiding the topic all together. Health experts recommend that teens receive regular care relating to their sexual health, including screening and vaccination for sexually transmitted infections, but studies show that few pediatricians offer these services regularly.

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Related Topix: Human Sexuality, Medicine, Family, Teenagers, Vaccinations, Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Education Etc.

12 hrs ago | NJ.com

Enterovirus EV-D68 is rare version of common virus

Recently, many children in the the mid-section of the country have been affected by a rare strain of the Enterovirus. This strain of the Enterovirus - EV-D68 - is not a new virus, according to Kennedy University Hospital Chief of Infectious Diseases Dr. David Condoluci who is also chief patient safety and quality officer for Kennedy University Hospital.

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Related Topix: Infectious Diseases, Family, Kids, Common Cold, Health

16 hrs ago | Alabama Live

Young Huntsville man's bright future ravaged by disease, Alabama marijuana oil law denies relief

He began feeling run down last year and was diagnosed in January with ulcerative colitis , an excruciatingly painful intestinal disorder that produces so many ulcers in the colon that the body cannot properly absorb food. Shapira found a substance Cannabidiol , or CBD oil, that promises significant relief and possible healing of the lining of his colon.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Marijuana, Alabama Government, Alabama, Ulcerative Colitis, Health, Food and Drug Administration, Medicine

Sat Sep 13, 2014

Northwest Herald

McHenry County schools talk later start for sleep-deprived teens

Marlowe Middle School eighth-grader Ryan Olson leaves his Huntley home at 6:40 a.m. Friday to catch the school bus. Pediatricians are suggesting schools implement later start times for teens.

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Related Topix: McHenry County, IL, Family, Adolescents and Pre-Teens, Medicine, Huntley, IL, Education Etc.

Copenhagen Post

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More than half of Danish boys are showing signs of developing breasts a condition called gynecomastia as they enter puberty. Kurt Kristensen, a pediatrician at Aarhus University Hospital, said that parents often get upset when their sons begin to develop mammary glands.

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Related Topix: Medicine

Nepalnews.com

Pediatricians care for young patients of Operation PACANGEL-Nepal

More than an hour's drive along uneven, dirt roads outside the nearest major city is the rural village of Manahari, Nepal, where the Shree Rastriya Rotary Secondary School can be found. Hundreds of Nepalese people line up outside the gate of the compound, now a temporary a site for health services outreach as part of Operation Pacific Angel-Nepal.

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Related Topix: Medicine

Los Angeles Times

Measles is back: a mother's warning

I know that parents worry about whether vaccines are safe for their children. But they should also consider the dangers of not vaccinating, which is why I'm telling my family's story.

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Related Topix: Vaccinations, Health, Medicine, Family, Kids, Epidemic, Natural Disasters, Opinion

Switched

Helping Children in Hidden Rural Poverty

When many people hear child poverty in America , the first stereotype is an inner-city child and discussions about solutions to poverty often focus on concentrated poverty in urban areas. But in a nation where over 16 million children, more than one in five, are poor, the plain truth is that child poverty is pervasive and affects children everywhere although we know it affects urban, suburban, and rural children in some ways differently.

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Related Topix: Family, Kids, Life, Food, Nutrition, Vinton County, OH

Fri Sep 12, 2014

Science Daily

Sickle cell disease: Attempting to improve transition from child to adult care

Sickle cell disease had been considered a pediatric ailment since people with it generally didn't live to adulthood. Pediatricians report that 95% now live to their 20th birthday.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Genetics, Drugs

Foster's Daily Democrat

Pediatricians' Rx for schools: Later start times

Pediatricians have a new prescription for schools: later start times for teens. Delaying the start of the school day until at least 8:30 a.m. would help curb their lack of sleep, which has been linked with poor health, bad grades, car crashes and other problems, the American Academy of Pediatrics says in a new policy.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Education Etc.

Medical Daily

Having A Baby? Best And Worst States For Childbirth Far Apart In Cost, Convenience

The Green Mountain State consistently fell in the top three in cost, mortality rate, and access to pediatricians. Where did yours fall? The United States already boasts the highest childbirth costs in the world.

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Related Topix: Medicine

Medical News Today

Bullied children 'at higher risk of night terrors, nightmares, sleepwalking'

Past studies have suggested that being bullied in childhood can increase the risk of anxiety, depression and mental health issues. Now, a new study claims that children who are bullied between the ages of 8 and 10 are more likely to experience sleepwalking, night terrors or nightmares at the age of 12. Children who are bullied between the ages of 8-10 are more likely to experience night terrors, nightmares or sleepwalking at age 12, a new study suggests.

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Related Topix: Medicine

WWLP

Virus affecting childrena s breathing is resurfacing

A virus that has been dormant for the last few autumn seasons is resurfacing and causing an outbreak, especially among children. Enterovirus 68 is a strain of virus that causes severe respiratory illnesses for children, especially children who have asthma and other lung conditions.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Springfield, MA, West Springfield, MA, Hampden County, MA

Medical News Today

Racial/ethnic differences in child abuse explained by poverty, not bias

The journal is published by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, a part of Wolters Kluwer Health. States with a higher proportion of minority children living in poverty also have greater racial/ethnic disparities in child abuse and neglect, according to the new research by Paul Lanier, PhD, of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and colleagues.

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Related Topix: Domestic Violence (Domestic Abuse), Law, Medicine, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, North Carolina, Health

Business Journal

N.C. is the 10th worst place to have a baby

North Carolina is the 10th worst place to have a baby, based on factors such as budgetary impact, access to health care and overall baby-friendliness. Using data such as delivery costs, infant death rate, number of obstetricians and pediatricians, and child care centers per capita, financial website WalletHub ranked all 50 states and the District of Columbia, and North Carolina's overall is 42. Rebecca Troyer manages the day-to-day process of delivering the daily digital content and the weekly print edition.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Troy, NC

KGNS-TV Laredo

When is your child too sick to go to school?

"School attendance is critical to learning as a development and to the extent that we can keep kids in school i think we should", said pediatrician Dr. Patricia Flanagan. "But...." It's the "but" that has many parents wondering when they're kids are sick enough to keep at home.

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Related Topix: Kids, Family, Medicine

Thu Sep 11, 2014

InteliHealth

learning disabilities

Every child has some difficulty in school at one time or another, but usually it's nothing to worry about. Sometimes, though, it can be a sign of a learning disability.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Psychiatry, Health, ADHD

Business Journal

Enterovirus may not be in Oregon but health officials are on the lookout

Dr. Csaba Mera , a pediatrician and Regence's executive medical director, said the virus will likely reach Oregon "because we're a very mobile society and the virus spreads by droplets and touching," Mera said. Many of the children who have been stricken are in Illinois and Missouri.

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Xinhuanet

China faces shortage of pediatricians

China is facing a critical shortage of pediatric medical resources, according to a press conference held by the National Health and Family Planning Commission on Thursday. The number of hospital beds for pediatrics accounts for 5.6 percent of the total, while pediatricians make up 3.8 percent of all medical practitioners, according to the NHFPC's 2013 statistics.

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Related Topix: Medicine, World News, China, Asia

JD Supra

Six "Simple" Steps to Private Practice

In an age when doctors are running for the hills away from private practice, a great friend of mine, Dr. Yohan Park, is a successful, young pediatrician who is running a busy and lucrative private, solo pediatric practice in an affluent community of Bayside, Queens for the past 7 years. Dr. Park's office sees one thousand young, successful but very demanding and nervous parents of today's generation who have entrusted their precious little ones from age 0-17 to Dr. Park's care.

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