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  • Energy Drinks
    Energy drinks linked to poison risk in young kids
    Although the dangers of energy drinks to adults and teens have been widely reported, a new study reveals that 40 percent of calls to U.S. poison control centers involved children under the age of 6. The study, presented Nov. 16 at the American...
  • Laundry Detergent Pods
    Laundry detergent pods pose a serious poisoning hazard to young children
    More than 17,000 children were exposed to the highly concentrated liquid detergent found in laundry detergent pods in 2012 and 2013, according to a study published today in Pediatrics. Children exposed to the pods suffer vomiting, choking,...
  • Chicago pediatricians: Now making house calls
    Chicago pediatricians: Now making house calls
    Ever wish a pediatrician could magically appear in your living room each time your kids got sick? Look no further than Weissbluth Pediatrics, a general pediatric practice located in the heart of Chicago.Weissbluth Pediatrics, or "WP" as...
  • Shriners brings ‘Love to the Rescue’ in 2014 Rose Parade, wins Volunteers Trophy
    Shriners brings ‘Love to the Rescue’ in 2014 Rose Parade, wins Volunteers Trophy
    With a fluffy teddy bear of light and dark beau mums and fuzzy paws of natural dry cordon puffs, rose-bordered hearts and riders nestled on a bed of roses and carnations, Shriners Hospitals for Children won the Tournament Volunteers Trophy in the...
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    Childhood obesity prevention programs significantly lower blood pressure
    Greater reductions found in programs with diet and physical activityChildhood obesity is foremost risk for high blood pressure in children. Obese children quadruple their risk and overweight children double their risk of developing high blood...
  • violent video games
    Violent video games teach children aggressive thought and behavior patterns
    Children’s thought and behavior patterns are influenced by the video games they repeatedly play, according to an Iowa State University study. The study, published March 24 in the journal Pediatrics, found that playing violent video games led...
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    Obesity linked to lower academic performance in tween girls
    Girls obese at age 11, 13 and 16 linked to adverse impact on gradesAccording to the CDC, childhood obesity has more than doubled in children and quadrupled in adolescents in the past 30 years. In 2012, more than one third of children and...
  • Use of complementary and alternative medicine prevalent in children with autism
    Use of complementary and alternative medicine prevalent in children with autism
    A study published today in the Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics indicates that the use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) is common in children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD).CAM treatments include,...
  • liver disease
    Liver Transplant Survival Rates Lower in Minority than White Pediatric Patients
    Novel research reveals racial and socioeconomic disparities among pediatric liver transplant patients. Findings published in Liver Transplantation, a journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases and the International Liver...
  • flu shot
    It’s flu shot time, especially for kids
    A new policy statement released by the American Academy of Pediatrics urges moms and dads to act early this year in protecting their children from the flu. The severity of the flu varies from year to year and because of this, it is extremely...
  • Children's vaccinations
    Don’t delay children’s 2013-2014 flu shots
    The Academy of Pediatrics is urging parents to get their children vaccinated against influenza as soon as possible this fall. The recommendation was published Sept. 2 in the journal Pediatrics.This year, a new quadrivalent influenza vaccine, which...
  • JAMA reports worse outcomes, less care for DNR patients
    Does DNR mean death?
    What, exactly, does a "do-not-resuscitate" (DNR) order mean? What about when it is applied to a child? A chilling article published as an original investigation in the August 26, 2013, issue of JAMA Pediatrics indicates that for many...
  • Pediatricians report that Hispanics experience delayed autism diagnosis
    Pediatricians report that Hispanic children experience delayed autism diagnosis
    A study published Monday in the journal Pediatrics reports on a survey of pediatricians that indicates that Hispanics may experience delay in diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Doctors cited that while children of Hispanic descent are...
  • grants
    Teaching Health Centers awarded Affordable Care Act funds
    Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius today announced $12 million in Affordable Care Act funding to support primary care residency programs in 32 Teaching Health Centers across the nation. Funding will help train more than...
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    Arterial stiffness caused by elevated bp in childhood
    Elevated bp linked to high pulse wave velocity in adulthoodThe ability of childhood elevated blood pressure (BP) to predict high pulse wave velocity (PWV), a surrogate marker for cardiovascular disease, in adulthood has not been reported,...