SCIENCE-BASED TIPS ON BUYING TOYS FOR KIDS

Christmas is around the corner. For those parents and caregivers who have not decided what toys to get your young children yet, I hope...

CHILD ABUSE CLIMBS AFTER FRIDAY REPORT CARDS, STUDY SAYS

Public school buses parked in Springfield, Ill. Child abuse increases the day after school report cards are released - but only when...

 
 
 

LATER HIGH SCHOOL START TIMES BOOST GRADES AND ATTENDANCE, NEW STUDY

Two years ago, schools officials in Seattle decided to listen to the health experts and start high school classes later in the morning...

MARC BENIOFF, LYNNE BENIOFF

A $15 million gift from philanthropists Marc and Lynne Benioff will go toward expanding mental health services at the Oakland children's...

 
 
 

3 NEWS CHILD ABUSE CLIMBS AFTER STUDENTS RECEIVE FRIDAY REPORT CARDS

Child abuse increases the day after school report cards are released - but only when kids get their grades on a Friday, a study in...

NEW COLUMBIA PEDIATRICS CHAIR SEEKS TO EXPAND ACCESS TO CARE: Q&A

Dr. Jordan Orange started in July as chair of pediatrics at Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons and pediatrician-in-chief...

 
 
 

PSYCHOSOCIAL FACTORS KEY IN PEDS CARE FOR SPECIAL-NEEDS KIDS

Pediatric providers need to be aware of the impact of psychosocial factors on the health and wellness of children and youth with special...

IS TALC POWDER SAFE? HERE'S WHAT WE KNOW

The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends against the use of baby talc powder as the fine particles can easily be inhaled, causing...

 
 
 

WHAT PARENTS SHOULD KNOW ABOUT THE NEW TEST FOR YOUR BREAST MILK

A new test developed by a working mom that touts its ability to analyze the nutritional value of your breast milk has the new moms...

MAJOR MEDICAL ORGANIZATION URGES DOCTORS TO INCREASE DEPRESSION SCREENING FOR PREGNANT WOMEN AND NEW MOMS

In a new policy statement, the American Academy of Pediatrics is urging doctors around the country to increase screening of women for...

 
 
 

FORMER WINNIPEG PEDIATRICIAN FOUND NOT GUILTY OF INCEST, INDECENT ASSAULT

Victor Chernick, a former Winnipeg pediatrician, has been found not guilty of incest, indecent assault, buggery and two counts of gross...

NATALIE JOSEPH, M.D., M.P.H., RECOGNIZED FOR CONTRIBUTIONS TO HPV VACCINATION

Natalie Joseph, MD, MPH, a pediatrician and adolescent medicine specialist at Boston Medical Center , has been named Massachusetts'...

 
 
 

PEDIATRICIANS MIGHT DROP MEDICAID PATIENTS BECAUSE OF KANCARE BILLING CHANGE

Missouri ranked sixth in the nation in percent of doctors taking all Medicare patients while Kansas ranked 48th in a recent survey...

DOCS SHOULD SCREEN FOR DEPRESSION DURING, AFTER PREGNANCY

Doctors should screen women for depression during and after pregnancy, the American Academy of Pediatrics says in an updated policy...

 
 
 

OLD SCHOOL TOYS VS. HIGH-TECH GIFTS: PEDIATRICIANS MAKE THEIR PICK - SAT, 15 DEC 2018 PST

Bust out the wooden blocks. Set out the toy train. Pediatricians prefer old-fashioned toys for small children than high-tech gadgets,...

THE CHECKUP: THE CASE FOR CREATIVE PLAY IN A DIGITAL AGE

All the excesses of my own childhood are, of course, available on eBay, priced for the vintage market. There are the accessories for...

 
 
 

WHICH FLU SHOT SHOULD YOU GET? HERE'S WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

My kids and I tried something different for our flu shots this year. Instead of making separate visits to my doctor and their pediatrician,...

CAMERON WELCOMES FIRST FULL-TIME PEDIATRICIAN TO STEUBEN COUNTY

The first ever full-time pediatrician to be based in Steuben County is joining Cameron Memorial Community Hospital's Cameron Pediatrics...

 
 
 

GRAYSON COUNTY AGRILIFE EXTENSION OFFERS SAFE SITTER COURSE FOR YOUNG TEENS

Grayson County AgriLife is a Registered Safe Sitter Teaching Site and offers the life and safety training program for young teens,...

THE ORCHID AND THE DANDELION: WHY SOME CHILDREN STRUGGLE AND HOW ALL CAN THRIVE

Are we the product of nature or nurture? W. Thomas Boyce writes of his research as a pediatrician, explaining how both genetic makeup...

 
 
 



Walnuts, Almonds Help Hearts in Type 2 Diabetes

Walnuts, Almonds Help Hearts in Type 2 Diabetes

Eating five or more weekly servings of nuts also appears to lower the risk of premature death from heart disease or any other cause by about one-third for people with type 2... Read more ...

Does chronic anxiety lead to Alzheimer's? New study links neuropsychiatric...

Does chronic anxiety lead to Alzheimer's? New study links neuropsychiatric symptoms with the disease

In a study of data gathered on 270 cognitively normal older adults between the ages of 62 and 90, called the Harvard Brain Aging Study, scientists from Brigham and Women's... Read more ...

This 30-Minute Workout Playlist Is SO Good - and Then Beyoncé Takes It to...

This 30-Minute Workout Playlist Is SO Good - and Then Beyoncé Takes It to Another Level

Thirty minutes. That's really all you need to get in a good workout and stay on top of your health goals. Yet some days even 30 minutes feels like a chore. But what if we told... Read more ...

Common Yeast Infection Pill Tied to Miscarriage

Common Yeast Infection Pill Tied to Miscarriage

Research suggests that use of the drug greatly raises a pregnant woman's odd for miscarriage, as well as the odds that her baby will have a heart defect. Read more ...

Cut out an hour of sitting every day to slash your heart disease risk by...

Cut out an hour of sitting every day to slash your heart disease risk by 25%, study says 

A new study from UC San Diego found that women who sat for uninterrupted long periods of time had a 52% higher risk than those who sat for the same amount of time but in short... Read more ...

Attack of the FAKE NEWS on your mind, your health and your safety

Attack of the FAKE NEWS on your mind, your health and your safety

Fake news is scripted, staged, planned, promoted, and never retracted after being revealed as such. Fake news appears in many forms, including on television, via social media... Read more ...

Children With Autism, Co-occurring ADHD Symptoms Lag in Key Measures of...

Children With Autism, Co-occurring ADHD Symptoms Lag in Key Measures of Independence, Says Study

Studies provide new insight into the challenges faced by children on the autism spectrum who exhibit symptoms of attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder . Read more ...

FDA warns Americans against ‘Dracula' transfusions of young blood

FDA warns Americans against ‘Dracula' transfusions of young blood

A number of clinics are already offering transfusions of young blood plasma with the promise it stops aging, but the procedure is unproven and done by 'bad actors, the FDA... Read more ...

Gene therapy in the womb could cure rare brain disorder that causes...

Gene therapy in the womb could cure rare brain disorder that causes seizures, memory loss

Using the gene-editing technology CRISPR, scientists at the University of North Carolina switched on a muted gene in mice embryos, which were then born with no trace of the... Read more ...

A naturally-occurring plant compound shows great potential for treating...

A naturally-occurring plant compound shows great potential for treating Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, and depression

Scientists have learned a lot about most of the body's organs over the years. The growing body of knowledge on the liver, heart, lungs and kidneys has enabled many people to... Read more ...