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Dr. Beth Parker, seen here accepting an award from LBJ Medical Center earlier this year during the territory's Medical Symposium which brought the hospital, Department of Health and regional health professionals together to discuss the epidemic of NCDs.
Anyone with teenagers knows how hard it is to get them up by 6 or 7 a.m. for school.
Doctors are seeing a troubling trend as kids come into their clinics for back-to-school checkups.
Newborn jaundice: It's one of the last things a parent wants to deal with, but it's unfortunately a common condition in babies less than a week old.
In the model, a depression care manager is teamed with a primary care physician.
For years, Americans have seen proposals come and go on starting classes later for students in high schools and middle schools.
Dr. Claire McCarthy is a primary care pediatrician at Boston Children's Hospital, an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School, a senior editor for Harvard Health Publications, and an official spokesperson for the American Academy of Pediatrics.
The influential medical journal Pediatrics is calling the chronic lack of sleep among teenagers to be a health emergency, which experts say is contributing to mental health problems, obesity and car accidents due to drowsy driving.
America's adolescents are chronically sleep deprived. That's what the American Academy of Pediatrics is saying in a new policy statement it released online Aug. 25. "The research is clear that adolescents who get enough sleep have a reduced risk of being overweight or suffering depression, are less likely to be involved in automobile accidents and ... (more)
The American Academy of Pediatrics says we're starting school too early for teenagers to thrive.
In a first of its kind clinical trial, Debra Zand, Ph.D., and her team at Saint Louis University, will run an intervention program to help parents address and manage their children's challenging behaviors immediately after being diagnosed with autism .
The services provided at Cornerstone Pediatrics in Bellows Falls will merge with those at Just So Pediatrics and operate out of the latter's building starting Nov. 1, according to Brattleboro Memorial Hospital.
Local advocates of altering high school start times just got a national ally. The American Academy of Pediatrics issued a statement this month recommending no middle or high school in the U.S. begin earlier than 8:30 a.m. to better align with the natural sleeping patterns of teenagers.
Devin: IN "GOOD HEALTH," PARENTS STARTING THE PAINFUL PROCESS OF TRYING TO GET THE KIDS' SCHEDULES BACK ON TRACK.
All children should start using toothpaste with fluoride when their teeth appear, regardless of their risk level for cavities, according to new recommendations from the American Academy of Pediatrics .
In fact, parents interviewed between 2005 and 2010 were 24 percent less likely to spot a weight problem in their child than parents interviewed between 1988 and 1994, the researchers said.
Updated: Thu Aug 28, 2014 03:02 am
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