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Medical News Today: Pediatrics

  • Treatment and home remedies for pinworms
    A pinworm infection is a common worm infection in children and those living in close quarters. If a person believes that they have a pinworm infection, it is best to seek medical attention initially. A person can then also try a variety of home remed…
    - 4 days ago, 11 Aug 18, 11:00am -
  • Can gripe water or gas drops treat colic?
    A baby with colic can cause distress for caregivers, and many turn to home remedies to soothe a baby’s discomfort. Gripe water and gas drops are two popular home remedies for colic, but do either of them work? We examine what they are, what the evi…
    - 7 days ago, 8 Aug 18, 2:00pm -
  • What is 'Snapchat dysmorphia,' and why is it concerning?
    A new phenomenon draws the attention of surgeons and psychologists alike: people are seeking plastic surgery in order to look like their filtered selfies.
    - 8 days ago, 7 Aug 18, 12:00pm -
  • How to identify lice bites
    Lice are external parasites that live on the skin. Most lice are harmless to overall health, but they do cause tiny bites, which can be bothersome. In this article, learn how to identify lice by sight and by the part of the body affected. We also des…
    - 8 days ago, 7 Aug 18, 6:00am -
  • What can cause a rash after a fever in toddlers?
    Fever is common in toddlers and usually resolves on its own. At times, a rash can develop after the fever passes. Causes of a rash after fever in toddlers include roseola, scarlet fever, fifth disease, and hand, foot, and mouth disease. Learn about t…
    - 9 days ago, 6 Aug 18, 1:00pm -
  • Is a runny nose during teething normal?
    Teething begins at around 6 months of age. Many people associate some non-oral symptoms, including a runny nose and a fever, with the teething process. However, research suggests that the infant's exposure to the wider world and to childhood illnesse…
    - 9 days ago, 6 Aug 18, 9:00am -
  • Chickenpox vs. measles: What's the difference?
    When it comes to chickenpox vs. measles, there are differences as well as similarities. While both are viral infections, they’re caused by different viruses. While both cause rashes, one produces an itchy rash whereas the other comes with a non-itc…
    - 13 days ago, 1 Aug 18, 9:00pm -
  • What to know about babies and cold sores
    Cold sores are not common in newborns or babies. However, if a baby does catch the cold sore virus, called herpes simplex, it can be very dangerous. People with cold sores should avoid kissing babies or sharing towels or bedding. Learn about the caus…
    - 16 days ago, 30 Jul 18, 4:00pm -
  • What can cause joint pains in children?
    Growing pains are a common cause of joint pains in kids. They are mostly harmless and people can treat them at home. As the child gets older, their growing pains mostly disappear. However, joint pains can sometimes be a sign of a more serious conditi…
    - 16 days ago, 30 Jul 18, 3:00pm -
  • What is juvenile psoriatic arthritis?
    When psoriatic arthritis occurs in children or adolescents, doctors classify it as juvenile psoriatic arthritis. Those with the condition experience symptoms of both rheumatoid arthritis and psoriasis, including pain, stiffness, swelling of the joint…
    - 16 days ago, 30 Jul 18, 12:00pm -

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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

    • New School Lunch Program

      New School Lunch Program

      By: Hansa Bhargava, MD I saw an overweight 8 year old in my office not long ago who complained, “I’m too chubby!”  His mother told me she had been trying to adjust her family’s diet by cooking at home and not having junk food in the house. B…
      - 2 Oct 12, 10:14am -
    • Study Links Physical Punishment, Mental Illness

      Study Links Physical Punishment, Mental Illness

      By Roy Benaroch, MD Adding fuel to the debate over corporal punishment, a large study published this summer has found that people who recall harsh physical punishment in childhood are more likely to suffer from mental illness as adults. Researchers f…
      - 23 Aug 12, 5:38am -
    • A Cough Treatment That Works

      A Cough Treatment That Works

      By Roy Benaroch, MD We’ve known for years that over-the-counter cough remedies aren’t very effective, especially in children. Still, it sure would be nice to have some way to help coughing kids. A new study adds to the evidence supporting an olde…
      - 16 Aug 12, 7:12am -
    • Nuts for Pregnant Women

      Nuts for Pregnant Women

      By Roy Benaroch, MD With increasing rates of peanut and other food allergies, it’s good to see a study that’s found a way to potentially reverse this trend. In a paper published this week, Danish researchers looked at about 62,000 mother-baby pai…
      - 9 Aug 12, 6:21am -
    • BPA: A Partial Reversal From the FDA

      BPA: A Partial Reversal From the FDA

      By Roy Benaroch, MD In a reversal of their previous policy announced in March 2012, the FDA this past week  announced a ban on the chemical BPA in baby bottles and children’s drinking cups. Still, their spokesman says the chemical is safe, and it…
      - 2 Aug 12, 6:51am -
    • Health for Games Travelers

      Health for Games Travelers

      By Roy Benaroch, MD Last week I wrote about staying safe at the big amusement parks. What about heading overseas to London for the 2012 Games? The CDC has released some health guidance to keep everyone safe while having a good time. Make sure all of…
      - 26 Jul 12, 5:31am -
    • Staying Safe at the Amusement Park

      Staying Safe at the Amusement Park

      By Roy Benaroch, MD Disney, Universal, Six Flags– huge places, huge crowds, and huge fun! Of course, there are dangers too, but a few simple steps can help keep your family safe so you can have great time without the worry. If you’re visiting wit…
      - 19 Jul 12, 7:36am -
    • Dogs Can be Baby’s Best Friend, Too

      Dogs Can be Baby’s Best Friend, Too

      By Roy Benaroch, MD A study published this week in the journal Pediatrics is good news for dog lovers everywhere. Babies growing up in homes with dogs get sick less often Finnish researchers studied the families of about 400 babies over the first yea…
      - 12 Jul 12, 7:37am -
    • Refining the Affordable Care Act

      Refining the Affordable Care Act

      By Roy Benaroch, MD With the Supreme Court’s decision to uphold the central portions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (often called “Obamacare”), the legal struggles over the legislation are largely settled. It’s now time to…
      - 28 Jun 12, 1:10pm -
    • Hypertension in Kids

      Hypertension in Kids

      By Roy Benaroch, MD Hypertension, or an elevated blood pressure, is far more common in adults than children. Still, it can occur at any age. And the younger the child, the more likely an elevated blood pressure could be from an important medical issu…
      - 21 Jun 12, 6:30am -
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