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7 hrs ago | Wall Street Journal
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.
12 hrs ago | NJ.com
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Updated: Sun Sep 14, 2014 02:10 pm
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