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...

 
 
 



Research shows doctors avoid talking to elderly patients about their mental...

Research shows doctors avoid talking to elderly patients about their mental health and just throw meds at them instead

There is nothing easy about getting older. Limited mobility, cognitive decline and the death of loved ones can leave the elderly feeling depressed and lonely. Studies have... Read more ...

Stay Safe and Well from the Summer Heat

Stay Safe and Well from the Summer Heat

Summer Health Tips: While summer months are fun and exciting, it can also lead to a few seasonal health concerns like dehydration, sunburn, heat stroke, etc. So, stay safe and... Read more ...

Weighing Yourself Daily May Help Cut Holiday Weight Gain

Weighing Yourself Daily May Help Cut Holiday Weight Gain

Stepping on the scales every day may be the key to weight loss. Engaging in daily self-weighing can help prevent people from gaining extra weight during holidays, finds a new... Read more ...

Is Bipolar Disorder Linked to Parkinson's Disease?

Is Bipolar Disorder Linked to Parkinson's Disease?

People with bipolar disorder were nearly seven times as likely to develop Parkinson's disease as people who did not have bipolar disorder, stated new study. Read more ...

Early Antiretroviral Treatment may Preserve Key Immune Responses to HIV...

Early Antiretroviral Treatment may Preserve Key Immune Responses to HIV, Says Study

Limiting the amount of HIV virus the immune system encounters can stimulate much more potent CD8 T cell responses, leading to the development of long-term immune memory... Read more ...

Dog owners are suffering hand injuries because they're holding their leads wrong

Dog owners are suffering hand injuries because they're holding their leads wrong

A single hospital - Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust - treated 30 serious hand injuries caused by 'dog lead or collar misuse' in just one year, the British Society for... Read more ...

Doctors dismissed Spanish flu as being a 'minor infection' before the 1918...

Doctors dismissed Spanish flu as being a 'minor infection' before the 1918 pandemic

Research from Queen Mary University in London found doctors were seeing Spanish flu for years before it exploded into a pandemic which infected a third of the world's population. Read more ...

New Gene Variations for Type 2 Diabetes Found

New Gene Variations for Type 2 Diabetes Found

The genes identified in the study and the proteins they encode are potential targets for new diabetes medicines, and may help improve understanding and treatment of the... Read more ...

Does Sleep Quality Really Decline With Age?

Does Sleep Quality Really Decline With Age?

One of the most common complaints people have as they age is poor quality sleep. They get less sleep than younger people, and, despite what you may have heard, their sleep... Read more ...

62,000 pounds of beef recalled over E. coli concerns days before Memorial...

62,000 pounds of beef recalled over E. coli concerns days before Memorial Day weekend

The recall, issued on Wednesday, involves short ribs, brisket, ribeyes, and more. It comes days after a top hot dog vendor recalled 2,000 pounds of frankfurters after finding... Read more ...