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3 hrs ago | Business Journal

West Sacramento autism center adds medical treatment

Dr. Linda Copeland is a pediatrician and autism specialist working with the Center for Autism and Related Disorders in West Sacramento. Last week, the Center for Autism and Related Disorders - better known as CARD - announced a partnership with pediatrician Dr. Linda Copeland to offer both behavioral health therapy and medical treatment for children with autism at its West Sacramento center.

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Related Topix: Sacramento, CA, Medicine, West Sacramento, CA, Psychology, Science, UC Davis

7 hrs ago | WTOC-TV Savannah

Infant mortality attributed to unsafe sleep habits

Just three years ago, the infant mortality rate in Chatham County was approximately 30 percent higher than the rest of Georgia, and in 2012, 50 percent of those deaths were caused by overlay, bed sharing or mechanical suffocation. Doctors say these are all factors of an unsafe sleep environment.

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Related Topix: Chatham County, GA, Medicine

11 hrs ago | WNYC-AM New York

Smartphones, Speaking Up and Sexism

For one pediatrician, it took having her own child to really understand what her patients were going through. Dr. Jessica Franklin explains how she learned to trust her gut and be a better doctor, along with Hillary Frank , host of the WNYC podcast The Longest Shortest Time.

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Related Topix: Medicine

Tue Sep 16, 2014

Science Daily

New therapeutic target may prevent blindness in premature babies at risk of retinopathy

New research opens the possibility of developing new, more selective drugs to control the abnormal growth of blood vessels and prevent blindness including retinopathy of prematurity, a disorder that may result in retinal detachment due to abnormal blood vessel growth in the retina of the eye. According to a study conducted by pediatricians and researchers at Sainte-Justine University Hospital Research Center and Universite de Montreal published online in the prestigious medical journal Nature Medicine on September 14, 2014, the activation of a receptor that migrates to the nucleus of nerve cells in the retina promotes the growth of blood vessels.

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Related Topix: Canada, Medicine, Pharmacology

Tooele Transcript Bulletin

Aggressive virus may be spreading to area

An aggressive, uncommon respiratory infection that has hospitalized children across the Midwest may have also found its way to Tooele County. The virus, known to clinicians as Enterovirus D68, is not a new virus - it was first discovered in California in 1962 - but it is not considered a common virus among the U.S. population.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Common Cold, Health

CBS Atlanta

Fewer U.S. teens using illegal drugs and alcohol, report finds

Getting enough sleep each night may mean you're less likely to take time off from work due to illness, a new study suggests. Getting enough sleep each night may mean you're less likely to take time off from work due to illness, a new study suggests.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Medicine, Drug Addiction (Substance Abuse), Health

WELI-AM Hamden

The Doctor's Note Must Die

Another summer has passed, and with its passing the rites of autumn have begun. Verklempt parents, myself included, have put their children on school buses for the first time.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Kids, Family

SFGate

Cancer patient, doctor reunite after 3 decades

Her mother, Donna Maner Kiefer , has seen to it. She has made sure that for the 34-year span of Leslie's life, her daughter has acknowledged the roles of God, Boston Children's Hospital and Dr. James Middleton in overcoming what science would define as insurmountable odds.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Science / Technology

UpNorthLive.com

New clinic making it easier to get treatment

"I immediately rushed her to the pediatrician, says mother Tonya McGrew. "The pediatrician said it's definitely your kidney.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Kidney Cancer, Entertainment

KAUZ

Few students with asthma, allergies have school emergency plan

Too few students with asthma and food allergies have emergency plans in place at school, which can leave the schools inadequately prepared in a health crisis, a new survey finds. Getting enough sleep each night may mean you're less likely to take time off from work due to illness, a new study suggests.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Family, Kids

KELO-TV Sioux Falls

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Along with posting photos, videos, and stories, your uShare account lets you post Classified Ads, recipes on What's For Dinner, and Announcements. The issue of child abuse has been a hot topic over the past few days, but a pediatrician with Child's Voice says it's an important conversation to have anytime.

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Related Topix: Domestic Violence (Domestic Abuse), Law, Medicine

Mon Sep 15, 2014

FOX23

EV-D68 virus sees influx of concerned parents at doctors' offices

A virus that mainly targets children has been detected in the Capital Region. Pediatrician offices are seeing an influx of parents who are worried that they are seeing signs and symptoms of the virus in their children.

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Related Topix: Medicine

Health.com

Study Ties Multiple Births to Higher Costs, Complications

The researchers suggest that limiting embryo transfers for couples undergoing in vitro fertilization could ease some of that burden. Over the past 30 years, multiple births have increased in tandem with births to older mothers and use of assisted reproductive technology, noted the researchers from the University of New South Wales, Australia.

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Related Topix: Medicine, 9, Manhasset, NY

WTNH

Pediatricians promote a oeReach Out and Reada for early literacy

A prescription from the American Academy of Pediatrics is read to your kids! For the first time the AAP is promoting early literacy. The American Academy of Pediatrics is collaborating with the non-profit group "Reach Out and Read " raising awareness among parents about early language development.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Kids, Family

Jacksonville Daily News

Vidant Pediatrics welcomes new nurse practitioner

Nurse Practitioner Barbara A. Renchen has joined to the staff of Vidant Pediatrics-Kenansville.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC

KRVN-AM Lexington

Despite Warnings, Antibiotics Still Overprescribed in Kids

Microsoft Xbox head Phil Spencer announced deal to buy Mo... -- Despite warnings from public health experts that overprescribing antibiotics could lead to difficult-to-treat "superbugs," doctors are prescribing ant... - Despite warnings from public health experts that overprescribing antibiotics could lead to difficult-to-treat "superbugs," doctors are prescribing antibiotics to children about twice as often as they are actually needed, a new study found. Researchers at Seattle Children's Hospital examined past studies between 2001 and 2011 to see how doctors treated common childhood respiratory infections, conditions including sore throats, ear infections and sinusitis.

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Related Topix: Family, Kids, World News, South Africa, Microsoft Xbox, Video Games, Medicine, Sore Throat, Health, Infectious Diseases

KCTV5

To spank or not to spank, where do you draw the line?

Is it a time out? A lecture on actions and consequences? A firm squeeze on the arm when your toddler is acting out in the supermarket? Or a spanking after a full-on meltdown at home? Parental discipline is a divisive topic, and it was recently brought to the forefront by a study published this month in the journal Pediatrics that linked spanking to mental illness. When CNNhealth.com expert Dr. Jennifer Shu wrote an article on Monday summarizing the study's findings, our readers responded.

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Related Topix: Medicine

KXVO

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Pediatricians prescribe antibiotics about twice as often as they're actually needed for children with ear and throat infections, a new study indicates. Pediatricians prescribe antibiotics about twice as often as they're actually needed for children with ear and throat infections, a new study indicates.

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Related Topix: Health, ADHD

WTHR-TV Indianapolis

Walking, biking to work seems to have mental health benefits

Too few students with asthma and food allergies have emergency plans in place at school, which can leave the schools inadequately prepared in a health crisis, a new survey finds. Too few students with asthma and food allergies have emergency plans in place at school, which can leave the schools inadequately prepared in a health crisis, a new survey finds.

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KXVO

Small number of drugs behind kids' accidental poisonings

Pediatricians prescribe antibiotics about twice as often as they're actually needed for children with ear and throat infections, a new study indicates. Pediatricians prescribe antibiotics about twice as often as they're actually needed for children with ear and throat infections, a new study indicates.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Family, Kids, Medicine, ADHD, Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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