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1 hr ago | PhysOrg Weblog

Neonatal vitamin K refusal tied to nonimmunization

While neonatal vitamin K refusal is rare, parents who refuse vitamin K are less likely to immunize their child, according to a study published online Aug. 18 in Pediatrics .


Related Topix: Medicine

6 hrs ago | ABC News

School Year Set to Kick Off With Relaxed Lice Policies

According to the CDC, there are 6 to 12 million head lice infestations a year among young children in the U.S. each year.


Related Topix: Lice, Medicine, Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Education Etc., Family, Kids

Wed Aug 20, 2014

PhysOrg Weblog

Teen sleeplessness piles on risk for obesity

Teenagers who don't get enough sleep may wake up to worse consequences than nodding off during chemistry class.


Related Topix: Family, Teenagers, Medicine, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Columbia University

Chicago Parent

More stories ...

Bedtime can cause much stress and frustration for so many parents of toddlers. These pediatrician-recommended tips can help the process along.


Related Topix: Medicine

The Florida Times-Union

Variety of treatment options available for sinusitis sufferers

In the southeast, where there is higher humidity and more allergens, people can be more susceptible to chronic sinus problems.


Related Topix: Medicine

Medical Daily

Breastfeeding Cuts Mothers' Depression Risk, But Failed Attempts Raise It Even Higher

New mothers can significantly reduce their risk for depression by breastfeeding their babies, but a new study finds this decline is offset by an even greater uptick when mothers try to breastfeed and fail.


Related Topix: Medicine, Nutrition

WIOD-AM Miramar

Food Allergy Concerns An Important Part Of...

J.J. Levenstein, pediatrician and president/co-founder of MD Moms says food allergies are becoming more common, but, despite the belief that 25 percent of children have a severe one, it's actually more like 4 percent.


Related Topix: Medicine, Kids, Family

Medical News

Illinois took federal Medicaid money it couldn't repay, audit says

Elsewhere, an auditor in Louisiana questions data the governor's office has provided on the outlook of the state's Medicaid privatization efforts, and Florida pediatricians could soon see higher Medicaid payments.


Related Topix: Law, Healthcare Law, Health, Medicaid, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, US Politics, Bobby Jindal, Louisiana, Louisiana Government, Florida Government, Florida, Medicine

Tue Aug 19, 2014


Electroporation: Past and Future of Catheter Ablation [Editorials]

From the Division of Cardiovascular Diseases, Department of Internal Medicine and Department of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine , Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN.


Related Topix: Medicine, Mayo Clinic Rochester, Hospital Administration, Healthcare Industry

The Island Packet

Test the teachers for possible exposure

Is there something wrong with testing those who may have been exposed to the Ebola virus in order to put concerned parents and their children at ease? As a pediatrician who saw many infectious diseases both in civilian and military situations, I am very unhappy with the current attitude of the Beaufort County School District.


Related Topix: Medicine, Infectious Diseases, Education Etc.


From 3 to 18, healthy back-to-school advice

This story is sponsored by University of Utah Health Care , we want to keep your heart pumping and your life long.


Related Topix: University of Utah, Family, Kids, Medicine, South Jordan, UT, Adolescents and Pre-Teens

Scientific American

More Parents Nixing Anti-Bleeding Shots for Their Newborns

A tiny percentage of parents have always declined the shot but the numbers are growing, according to a new study.


Related Topix: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Medical News Today

Childhood disability rates highest recorded, children's hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC finds

The percentage of children with disabilities due to neurodevelopmental or mental health conditions continues to rise, particularly among children in more socially advantaged households, according to a Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC analysis that appears in Pediatrics .


Related Topix: Medicine, Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, Hospital Administration, Healthcare Industry, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The Hill

Pediatricians want to childproof e-cig refills

A group of pediatricians and other health officials are calling for childproof packaging on liquid nicotine containers used to refill electronic cigarettes.


Related Topix: Medicine, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Bill Nelson

Mon Aug 18, 2014

Florida pediatricians could see relief from low Medicaid payments

Dr. Bruce Eisenberg, a pediatrician, looks at Jordan Ellison, a patient in his office on Miami Beach.


Related Topix: Medicaid, Health, Florida, Florida Government, Medicine, Dentistry

Detroit News

Detroit area nurses deliver help to new mothers

Nurse Kim Bracy, left, and client ChaunTia Murray weigh son Christian, 4 months old, on a scale.


Related Topix: Michigan, Medicine

Door Reminder


Ah, back-to-school. The yearly ritual is just a few weeks away. In preparation for the big "first day," parents are rounding up mounds of school Remember health when planning for back-to-school Ah, back-to-school.


Related Topix: Vaccinations, Health, Medicine, Chickenpox


Shots Fight Cervical-Cancer Virus 8 Years

A vaccine appears to protect against human papillomavirus for 8 years, a new study finds.


Related Topix: Vaccinations, Health, HPV, Medicine


Doctors ID new ways to get more kids vaccinated

Doctors are still struggling to find effective ways to convince wary parents of the importance of vaccinating their infant children.


Related Topix: Vaccinations, Health, Family, Kids, Epidemic, Natural Disasters, Medicine, Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


Disabilities on the rise among kids in U.S.

Disabilities among U.S. children have increased slightly, with a bigger rise in mental and developmental problems in those from wealthier families, a 10-year analysis found.


Related Topix: Family, Kids