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36 min ago | Medical News Today

Newborn jaundice detected in minutes by new smartphone app

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: University of Washington, Medicine, Science, Computer Science

4 hrs ago | The Hastings Tribune

Longtime Hastings doctor battles ALS

A longtime pediatrician and community leader in Hastings is not letting the devastating effects of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis stop him from continuing his life's work in service to others.


Related Topix: Hastings, NE, Medicine, Boys Town, NE, Omaha, NE

4 hrs ago | Go Local

GoLocalWorcester | News | Science Says Central MA School Days Starting Too Early for Teens

A recent policy statement by the American Academy of Pediatrics is recommending that all middle and high schools should reevaluate school start times, pushing them back to 8:30 am or later.


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

Fri Aug 29, 2014

Deseret News

Why Zzz's get degrees: The case for later school start times

Sleep deprivation has become so prevalent around the nation that many think an extra hour or two of sleep will improve grades.


Related Topix: Sleep, Medicine, Health, Standardized Testing, Education

Wall St. Cheat Sheet

Why Doctors Want Your Teenager to Start School Later

Anyone who has gone to school in the U.S. public school system can attest that waking up to make it to school by 7 to 7:30 a.m. is the worst feeling.


Related Topix: Medicine

KMOV-TV Saint Louis

Doctors in St. Louis concerned about respiratory virus in children

Doctors in St. Louis told News 4 they are seeing an increase in the number of children suffering from a virus that causes them to have trouble breathing.


Related Topix: Medicine, Strep Throat, Health


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

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

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

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