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12 min ago | Sun-Star

Breastfeeding - rockstar' visits Davao

THEY say that "it takes a village to raise a child." Indeed, the same rings true for mothers for it takes a village to help a mom rear her young.


Related Topix: Medicine, Non-Profit, Nursing

4 hrs ago | PhysOrg Weblog

Is the HPV vaccine necessary?

As the school year starts in full swing many parents wonder if their child should receive the HPV vaccine, which is recommended for girls ages 11-26 and boys 11-21.


Related Topix: HPV, Health, Vaccinations, Medicine

9 hrs ago | The Baltimore Sun

Howard health dept. first in Maryland to launch breast feeding awareness campaign

The Howard County Health Department became the first department in Maryland this week to launch an awareness campaign about the role of fathers in the breastfeeding of newborns.


Related Topix: Howard County, MD, Columbia, MD

12 hrs ago | UB Reporter

Reflections on a Career

"All you have to do is have a good relationship with your patient. Focus on what's going on in their lives," Jack T. Coyne, MD '85, clinical associate professor of pediatrics, advised medical students during the inaugural program of UB's Center for Medical Humanities.


Related Topix: Saint Louis University, Kids

Thu Aug 28, 2014

The Jewish News Weekly

seniors | Students at SFSU's institute for older adults thrive on learning for its own sake

After retiring as a pediatrician at 65, Bertram Koel returned to school to earn a master's degree in public health.


Related Topix: Medicine, us Travel, Travel, Los Angeles, CA, UC Davis, North America Travel, Russia Travel, Europe Travel, San Francisco, Russia Travel, San Francisco Travel


Doctors see spike in cases of common childhood virus

Johnson County doctors said they're seeing an overwhelming number of patients being treated for the childhood virus known as hand, foot and mouth disease.


Related Topix: Medicine, Kids, Family

Detroit Free Press

Study: Today's parents less able to spot obesity in their kids

Parents have become less able to realize when their child is overweight or obese, a new study finds.


Related Topix: Family, Kids, Medicine, Southern University, Georgia Southern University, Life, Food, Nutrition, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

CBS Local

Pediatricians' Rx For Schools: Later Start Times

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.


Related Topix: Medicine, Education Etc.

Lebanon Democrat

When to take your child to the emergency room

Sometimes it's hard to tell what to do when a child gets sick at night or on weekends.


Related Topix: Vanderbilt University, Mount Juliet, TN


Cut screen time before sleep to prepare for school: pediatrician

It doesn't sound like it would be part of a bedtime routine, but for many teenagers, staring at screens is how they fall asleep.


Related Topix: Medicine, Family, Teenagers, Kids

Wed Aug 27, 2014

Samoa News

A doctor with heart targets...

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.


Related Topix: Medicine, Epidemic, Natural Disasters, Oceania, American Samoa, World News, Cleveland, OH

San Jose Mercury News

Mercury News editorial: Teen-agers will perform better with later school start times

Anyone with teenagers knows how hard it is to get them up by 6 or 7 a.m. for school.


Related Topix: Family, Teenagers, Medicine, Education Etc., Kids, Opinion, Science / Technology

Valley News Live

Healthier Me: Pediatricians Say They're Seeing a Concerning Trend in Children

Doctors are seeing a troubling trend as kids come into their clinics for back-to-school checkups.


Related Topix: Medicine, Family, Kids, Life, Food, Nutrition

R & D

Smartphone app can detect newborn jaundice in minutes

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.


Related Topix: Medicine, Science, Computer Science


Team-Based Care Best for Depressed Teens

In the model, a depression care manager is teamed with a primary care physician.


Related Topix: Depression, Health, Medicine

WTHR-TV Indianapolis

Study shows drop in painkiller overdoses since legalizing medical marijuana

Overweight Americans with risk factors for heart disease should be offered "intensive" counseling on diet and exercise, according to new guidelines released this week.


Related Topix: Marijuana, Kids, Family, Medicine

Tue Aug 26, 2014

Early risers: Later school starts would have many consequences

For years, Americans have seen proposals come and go on starting classes later for students in high schools and middle schools.


Related Topix: Medicine, Family, Adolescents and Pre-Teens, Teenagers, Education Etc., Opinion

The Best Back-to-School Plan for Teens: A Later Start Time

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.


Related Topix: Medicine, Parenting, Family, Education Etc.

The Washington Post

Pediatricians call for teenagers to get more sleep

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.


Related Topix: Medicine, Family, Teenagers, Virginia, Education

WHSV-TV Harrisonburg

Your Teen Needs More Sleep: AAP Recommends Later Start Times

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)


Related Topix: Medicine, Standardized Testing, Education, Education Etc., Lynchburg, VA