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Medical News Today: Pediatrics

  • What is the average length for a baby?
    Babies follow a predictable growth curve in their first year of life. In this article, we provide a month-by-month growth chart to help people track the continued growth of their baby. We also discuss what it means when a baby is above or below avera…
    - 2 days ago, 18 Mar 19, 3:00pm -
  • Meningitis rash: Pictures, symptoms, and test
    In its later stages, meningitis can cause distinct marks on the skin that look like a rash. In this article, we look at the symptoms of meningitis and pictures of the rash. We also discuss other possible causes of these marks.
    - 2 days ago, 18 Mar 19, 2:00pm -
  • Causes and how to relieve gas in a baby
    Gas is a natural part of a baby's daily life, but it can be painful for them. In this article, we look at what makes a baby gassy and how to help relieve their gas pains.
    - 2 days ago, 18 Mar 19, 8:00am -
  • What to know about heat rash in babies
    Babies are more likely to get heat rash than adults. In this article, we look at why babies get heat rash, different types of rash, and how a caregiver can prevent heat rash in a baby.
    - 6 days ago, 14 Mar 19, 2:00pm -
  • What to know about fever in babies
    Fever in a baby is a sign that their body is fighting off infection. In this article, we look at how to identify fever in a baby, common causes, and how to care for a baby with a fever.
    - 11 days ago, 8 Mar 19, 7:00pm -
  • What causes ear drainage?
    Ear drainage can occur for many reasons, including an ear infection, an earwax buildup, or an injury. Learn more about the types of ear drainage and their causes and treatments here.
    - 12 days ago, 8 Mar 19, 12:00pm -
  • What is aspiration?
    Aspiration can refer to a medical condition or a medical procedure. The procedure involves a doctor using a suction tube to remove fluid from a person’s body. Pulmonary aspiration is a condition that occurs when someone inhales a foreign material,…
    - 16 days ago, 4 Mar 19, 1:00pm -
  • Growing up in a green area may help support mental health
    A new study uncovers emerging evidence suggesting that growing up in close contact with nature may help us enjoy good mental health throughout adulthood.
    - 20 days ago, 28 Feb 19, 2:00am -
  • How to treat eye discharge in newborns
    Eye discharge or excessive eye watering in newborns often indicates a blocked tear duct. The blockage is usually harmless and tends to resolve on its own. However, if there is also redness, swelling, or tenderness in the eye area, this may signify an…
    - 20 days ago, 27 Feb 19, 5:00pm -
  • Ringworm in babies: Everything you need to know
    Ringworm is a fungal infection that causes a distinctive raised rash. Babies are particularly prone to ringworm because they are often in close contact with others. Learn more about ringworm in babies here.
    - 21 days ago, 27 Feb 19, 2:00am -

Medscape: Pediatrics

  • newMeasles and Vaccine Hesitancy: AAP Responds
    Dr Kyle Yasuda, AAP president, discusses the organization's response to anti-vaccine messages spreading on social media. Medscape Pediatrics
    - 13 hours ago, 19 Mar 19, 4:56pm -
  • Autism, Depression Tied to Prenatal Maternal Infection
    A study of more than 1.5 million children suggests those who had been exposed to maternal infection in utero are at significantly greater risk of developing autism or depression during their lifetime. Medscape Medical News
    - 2 days ago, 18 Mar 19, 8:57am -
  • Residency Match Day Is Largest in History
    A record 38,376 US and international applicants submitted program choices for 35,185 positions; 80% of applicants matched to PGY-1 positions, and 95% of PGY-1 positions were filled. Medscape Medical News
    - 5 days ago, 15 Mar 19, 5:04pm -
  • Perinatal Death Tripled in Home Compared With Hospital Births
    New Israeli study confirms prior evidence that giving birth outside of hospital increases the risks of a range of poor outcomes for baby, including perinatal mortality. Medscape Medical News
    - 5 days ago, 15 Mar 19, 2:54pm -
  • Febrile Infants: Bacterial, Viral, or Both?
    A study assesses the risk for serious bacterial infections in young febrile infants with and without viral infections. Medscape Pediatrics
    - 5 days ago, 15 Mar 19, 10:34am -
  • Physician Loneliness: Just Me and My EHR
    Physicians weigh in on the reasons why they think loneliness is more prevalent in their profession. Medscape Family Medicine
    - 6 days ago, 14 Mar 19, 10:19am -
  • Measles Cases Continue to Rise in US
    Measles outbreaks have been reported in six states, and confirmed cases have been reported in 12 others, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Medscape Medical News
    - 6 days ago, 14 Mar 19, 6:46am -
  • C-Peptide Test Should Be the Norm After Type 1 Diabetes
    Using a more convenient, cheaper C-peptide test a few years after diagnosis of type 1 diabetes can help pinpoint occasional patients who have been misdiagnosed. Medscape Medical News
    - 7 days ago, 13 Mar 19, 2:50pm -
  • Military Doctors in Crosshairs of a Budget Battle
    As part of Trump administration efforts to reduce the medical corps, the Department of Defense has drafted proposals to convert more than 17,000 medical positions into fighting and support positions. Kaiser Health News
    - 7 days ago, 13 Mar 19, 11:32am -

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The Pew Charitable Trusts: Children

  • Pew Commends Maine for Authorizing Dental Hygiene Therapists
    The Pew Charitable Trusts today commended the Maine legislature and governor for authorizing midlevel dental practitioners. These providers, who function similarly to a nurse practitioner or physician’s assistant on a medical team, allow dentists a…
    - 29 Apr 14, 9:05am -
  • Is Your State a Winner When It Comes to Federal Support for Oral Health?
    Twenty-one states received cooperative agreement grants and technical assistance from the CDC. States can save money by using these funds to operate programs that prevent cavities and promote oral health.
    - 9 Apr 14, 12:43pm -
  • Testimony of the Pew Children’s Dental Campaign Regarding Fiscal Year 2015 Appropriations
    The Pew children’s dental campaign submitted this written testimony on funding priorities for federal fiscal year 2015.
    - 4 Apr 14, 12:25pm -
  • Expanding the Dental Team
    Expanding the Dental Team looks at two private dental practices that employ dental therapists to increase access to dental care for underserved populations.
    - 12 Feb 14, 10:55am -
  • Fluoridation By the Numbers
    In 2012, 74.6% of the U.S. population on public water systems, or a total of 210,655,401 people, had access to fluoridated water, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. See how your state ranks in terms of access to fluoridated…
    - 4 Feb 14, 3:20pm -
  • Star Tribune: Health Beat: Dental Therapists Have CEO Smiling
    On Saturday, December 14, the Minneapolis Star-Tribune (MN) published a story about how dental therapists have helped a community health clinic in Minnesota provide dental services to low-income people and lower costs. The story noted Pew’s involve…
    - 14 Dec 13, 3:10pm -
  • Community College Daily: A Plan to Provide Affordable Dental Care
    On Thursday, November 21, the Community College Times published an article about how community colleges can help increase access to care by developing educational programs for midlevel dental providers. The story cited Pew’s 2013 “Growing the Den…
    - 21 Nov 13, 3:15pm -
  • Growing the Dental Workforce
    This report examines how community colleges and workforce investment boards can help to expand the dental team and improve access to care for millions of Americans. It also offers guidance on how these institutions can cultivate support and leverage…
    - 21 Nov 13, 10:45am -
  • CNN: Dental Crisis Could Create 'State of Decay'
    Obamacare expands access to health insurance for tens of millions of people come January 1. Dental care for adults, however, is not included, and experts say we've got a potential oral health care crisis coming.
    - 9 Oct 13, 1:20pm -
  • Tampa Bay Times: Brooksville City Council Votes to Restore Fluoride to Water Supply
    The Brooksville City Council's 4-1 decision to resume fluoridation reversed a unanimous vote two years ago to end the city's 25-year-old fluoride program, a vote that came as the city attempted to balance its budget.
    - 8 Oct 13, 10:40am -

Tots to Teens Nutrition

  • The five most absurd fad diets

    The five most absurd fad diets

    You have been gorging on just about everything that you could get your hands on for time immemorial. And one fine day, you realize that your clothes no longer fit. … Read More "The five most absurd fad diets"
    - 3 May 18, 4:05am -
  • Lose weight without a depriving diet

    Lose weight without a depriving diet

      Just when you thought that the day was going to be a great one, you pass by an eatery and the aroma of freshly baked pizza wafts through the … Read More "Lose weight without a depriving diet"
    - 12 Apr 18, 3:56am -
  • Staying motivated through your weight loss plan

    Staying motivated through your weight loss plan

    The biggest challenge in following a weight loss plan lies in being motivated enough to stick to it. Sometimes people start on a high note but lose motivation midway. It … Read More "Staying motivated through your weight loss plan"
    - 31 Mar 18, 4:03am -

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    WebMD: Your Children's Health

    • newUsing Pre-Ejaculation Sperm May Help Infertile Men

      Using Pre-Ejaculation Sperm May Help Infertile Men

      The study shows that on its path from the testicles to ejaculation, sperm DNA can suffer major damage. Researchers said it may be possible to use sperm taken directly from the testicles to fertilize eggs so that infertile men can have children.
      - 11 hours ago, 19 Mar 19, 7:04pm -
    • newCan Some Kids Outgrow Autism?

      Can Some Kids Outgrow Autism?

      Doctors have known for decades that a small number of young children diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder seem to outgrow it. The vast majority continue to face challenges and need support, said lead researcher Dr. Lisa Shulman.
      - 12 hours ago, 19 Mar 19, 5:58pm -
    • newThird of Uninsured Skimp on Meds to Save Money

      Third of Uninsured Skimp on Meds to Save Money

      Nearly 1 in 5 of those prescribed drugs asked their doctors for less expensive options. The rate was highest -- 40 percent -- among people without insurance, CNN reported.
      - 13 hours ago, 19 Mar 19, 4:35pm -
    • newStudy: OK to Stop Aspirin 3 Months After Stent

      Study: OK to Stop Aspirin 3 Months After Stent

      Patients who get drug-eluting stents to open a blocked artery can stop taking aspirin after just three months, instead of the typical full year, and lower their risk of bleeding, a new study suggests.
      - 15 hours ago, 19 Mar 19, 2:41pm -
    • newNew Facial Bone Might Someday Be Grown From a Rib

      New Facial Bone Might Someday Be Grown From a Rib

      The achievement is the latest by the U.S. Armed Forces Institute of Regenerative Medicine. Its aim is to take advantage of the body's natural healing powers to improve head/face reconstruction, the researchers said.
      - 16 hours ago, 19 Mar 19, 1:44pm -
    • newCDC: 40% with HIV Cause 80% of New Infections

      CDC: 40% with HIV Cause 80% of New Infections

      A new government program hopes to address the urgent needs by getting more people tested for HIV and boosting treatment rates.
      - 17 hours ago, 19 Mar 19, 1:27pm -
    • EPA's Methylene Chloride Ban Excludes Workers

      EPA's Methylene Chloride Ban Excludes Workers

      The EPA says it will issue a rule that bans the sale of methylene chloride to consumers, but allows for its continued use in commercial products.
      - 1 day ago, 18 Mar 19, 6:34pm -
    • Early Food Exposure May Cut Baby's Allergy Risk

      Early Food Exposure May Cut Baby's Allergy Risk

      Although experts had advised parents in the past to avoid highly allergenic foods early in their child’s life, more recent research has suggested that early exposure to these foods might be a better option.
      - 2 days ago, 18 Mar 19, 5:33pm -
    • Rx Fish Oil Cuts Heart Dangers in Statin Takers

      Rx Fish Oil Cuts Heart Dangers in Statin Takers

      The study suggests that the prescription fish oil pill, not to be confused with over-the-counter supplements, reduces the lifetime risk of dying from heart disease; having a non-fatal heart attack or stroke; or needing heart surgery or hospitalizati…
      - 2 days ago, 18 Mar 19, 5:01pm -
    • More Teens, Kids Seeking Mental Health Care in ERs

      More Teens, Kids Seeking Mental Health Care in ERs

      Between 2011 and 2015 alone, there was a 28 percent jump in psychiatric visits among Americans between the ages of 6 and 24.
      - 2 days ago, 18 Mar 19, 3:55pm -
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