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...

BLANCHFIELD ARMY COMMUNITY HOSPITAL HIRES DEVELOPMENTAL BEHAVIORAL PEDIATRICIAN

Blanchfield Army Community Hospital's primary care team recently hired against a much needed vacancy in an extremely difficult medical...

 
 
 

YWCA ANNOUNCES PLANS TO SELL BUILDING TO LOCAL DOCTOR, CONTINUE SERVICES ON NORTH STREET

The financially troubled YWCA in Batavia has reached an agreement to sell its building at 301 North St., Batavia, to Dr. Emily Fraser-Branche,...

WATERFRONT PROJECT STIRS UP CONTROVERSY IN WELLINGTON

A stretch of shoreline along Lake Wellington is generating a variety of ideas that hope to create a new town center for residents....

 
 
 

WHAT'S GOING AROUND: BREATHING ISSUES, STOMACH BUGS PERSIST

UPMC Pinnacle's Heritage Pediatrics reports there has been more coughs with wheezing this week. In many cases, these are due to viruses...

DEATH OF 7-YEAR-OLD GIRL IN DHS CUSTODY 'PREVENTABLE,' SAYS PEDIATRICS GROUP PRESIDENT

The head of the American Academy of Pediatrics has called the death of a 7-year-old Guatemalan girl in Department of Homeland Security...

 
 
 

STRESS FROM USING ELECTRONIC HEALTH RECORDS IS LINKED TO PHYSICIAN BURNOUT

While electronic health records improve communication and access to patient data, researchers found that stress from using EHRs is...

THE RECURRING DREAD OF A PARALYZING ILLNESS

In 2014, as summer transitioned into fall, many of Riley Bove's friends, colleagues, and family members came down with a particularly...

 
 
 

IT'S TIME TO MAKE A FEDERAL CASE OUT OF DALLAS' HOMELESS PROBLEM

Stable housing is a prescription for good health, but it's out of reach for many North Texas families, especially the poorest who are...

INAPPROPRIATE TOYS, VIDEO GAMES CAN BE HARMFUL

Parents and adults have a lot of options when selecting the appropriate toys and games to give while supporting children's development...

 
 
 

PEDIATRICIANS WANT PARENTS TO STOP GIVING DIGITAL TOYS

The point of play for very young children should be to foster warm, supportive interactions with caregivers and help kids develop early...

SLU RESEARCHERS EXPLORE HOW FETAL EXPOSURE TO INFLAMMATION CAN ALTER IMMUNITY IN NEWBORNS

Joyce Marie Koenig, M.D., professor of pediatrics and molecular microbiology & immunology at Saint Louis University, and a SLUCare...

 
 
 

GIFTS FOR YOUNG CHILDREN: EMPTY BOX BEATS TECH TOY

Skip the costly electronic games and flashy digital gizmos. Pediatricians say the best toys for tots are old-fashioned hands-on playthings...

CAPE GIRARDEAU CHURCH DONATES HANDMADE ITEMS TO BABIES IN NICU

Christ Evangelical Church's Mary Martha Crochet Club gave dozens of handmade stockings, headbands and sock caps to children at the...

 
 
 

TORONTO PEDIATRICIAN ACCUSES PROVINCE OF 'MISMANAGEMENT' AFTER RUNNING OUT OF FLU VACCINE

Dr. Jay Dahman, who works at the Downsview Pediatric Urgent Care Clinic, says the province isn't filling his vaccine orders properly...

CAFFEINE CAN HELP PREMATURE BABIES' BRAINS, SAYS STUDY

A father holds the hand of his prematurely born son in this file photo. A new study shows caffeine can help with the development of...

 
 
 

SMALLER HEADS RELATED TO OPIOID-RELATED NEONATAL ABSTINENCE SYNDROME

Chronic opioid use during pregnancy that causes neonatal abstinence syndrome is associated with smaller neonatal head circumference...

AUTISM, ADHD IN ONE CHILD TIED TO RAISED RISK IN SIBLINGS

Autism and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder are so closely linked that they not only run in families, but each increases the...

 
 
 

WHERE YOU CAN DONATE ALL YOUR UNUSED CHILDRENA S BOOKS

Like many parents, I'm using this pre-Christmas season to clear out my children's toys - this includes books. Three copies of "Goodnight...

THE CHECKUP: WHY IS CHILDREN'S MASTURBATION SUCH A SECRET?

I first came across the word, naturally, by reading ahead of my grade level; at age 10, I was ostentatiously reading my father's copy...

 
 
 



Obamacare Will 'Likely' Survive Judge's Ruling, Obama Tweets

Obamacare Will 'Likely' Survive Judge's Ruling, Obama Tweets

He reassures Americans as he reminds people to sign up for the health care program before the deadline. Read more ...

Squeezing in a Workout After Your Flu Shot Could Make the Vaccine More Effective

Squeezing in a Workout After Your Flu Shot Could Make the Vaccine More Effective

Just got your flu shot and wondering if it's safe to push through your usual workout? Your arm might be sore for a couple days, but that's no reason to avoid the gym. "There is... Read more ...

Bad back? Ayurvedic massage can reduce chronic lower back pain

Bad back? Ayurvedic massage can reduce chronic lower back pain

Many people try massage for relaxation and pain relief. In Ayurveda, massage and physical therapy have often been used to treat patients with chronic pain syndromes and... Read more ...

New evidence PROVES that air pollution affects the placenta of developing babies

New evidence PROVES that air pollution affects the placenta of developing babies

Women tend to be even more careful about their lifestyle and diet when they're pregnant, but there's one thing they might be forgetting. According to a study, even unborn... Read more ...

Priest Torments Mourners By Condemning Teen's Death By Suicide At His Funeral

Priest Torments Mourners By Condemning Teen's Death By Suicide At His Funeral

During 18-year-old Maison Hullibarger's funeral, a priest criticized him for dying by suicide When Jeff and Linda Hullibarger met with Father LaCuesta ahead of their son's... Read more ...

Study: PQQ may prevent and even reverse Alzheimer's

Study: PQQ may prevent and even reverse Alzheimer's

Alzheimer's disease may be one of the most fearsome health conditions common among the elderly. Imagine gradually losing your memory while your body weakens. But the risk of... Read more ...

Most Accurate Tool Yet to Predict Asthma in Kids: Study

Most Accurate Tool Yet to Predict Asthma in Kids: Study

Pediatric Asthma Risk Score will become the most common tool used to predict asthma in young children and help prevent the common airway disease from developing, reveals a new... Read more ...

How Allergies in Infants are Impacted by Diet During Pregnancy?

How Allergies in Infants are Impacted by Diet During Pregnancy?

In a longitudinal study of pregnant women across US, many of the women avoided certain allergenic foods to prevent food allergies in infants. Read more ...

BREAKING: Obamacare ruled unconstitutional by federal judge. era of forced...

BREAKING: Obamacare ruled unconstitutional by federal judge. era of forced government health insurance tyranny comes to an end

In a stunning ruling that's sending shock waves across the nation, a federal judge has ruled that Obamacare - the deceptively named “Affordable Care Act” - violates the United... Read more ...

New study explains why having a lower calorie intake is healthier for you

New study explains why having a lower calorie intake is healthier for you

A study from the University of Geneva backs the age-old knowledge that losing weight requires reducing your caloric intake. However, the researchers say it's not so your body... Read more ...