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Highmark Provides Pediatricians With Resources to Combat Childhood Obesity

PITTSBURGH, July 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Childhood obesity causes lifelong illness, leads to serious health complications in young adults and can lead to premature death in adulthood due to medical conditions such as diabetes, heart disease and hypertension. In addition to its significant human to...

SkinMedica to Co-Promote ACZONE(R) (dapsone) Gel 5% to Pediatricians in the U.S.

ACZONE(R) Gel 5% is the First New FDA-Approved Chemical Entity for Topical Acne Treatment in a Decade CARLSBAD, Calif., May 11 /PRNewswire/ -- SkinMedica, Inc. today announced that it has entered into a co-promotion agreement with Allergan for ACZONE(R) (dapsone) Gel 5%, a first-in-class to...

Survey could help pediatricians better treat patients

GAINESVILLE Pediatricians usually have about seven minutes to sit face-to-face with patients during a typical visit. It's barely enough time to perform an exam, let alone assess how a child is faring at school or at home. But understanding how well children function emotionally and socially co...

Veterinarians, Pediatricians and Postal Workers Team Up to Reduce Incidence of Dog Bites

SCHAUMBURG, Ill., May 15 /PRNewswire/ -- There are very few public health crises that can truly be cured by public awareness and education ... but dog bites are one of them. There are 4.7 million people bitten by dogs every year, and this suffering, injury, disability and mortality is complete...

American College of Pediatricians Questions Validity of Spanking Study

GAINESVILLE, Fla., March 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American College of Pediatricians challenges the results of a negatively biased report on the effects of spanking recently released by Murray Straus, a leading opponent of the use of disciplinary spanking. His claim that spanking is lin...

Neonatologists and pediatricians highlight progress and barriers to preemie care

GAITHERSBURG, MD February 19, 2008 A recent survey of 202 neonatologists and pediatricians, which examined current attitudes and practices when caring for the specialized health needs of preterm infants, revealed that most respondents (70 percent) feel the United States healthcare system does no...

Neonatologists and Pediatricians Highlight Progress and Barriers to Preemie Care

- Online Survey Examines Current Standard of Care and How It has Evolved - GAITHERSBURG, Md., Feb. 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- A recent survey of 202 neonatologists and pediatricians, which examined current attitudes and practices when caring for the specialized health needs of preterm infants...

Vivacare Expands Patient Education Service to Pediatricians

Pediatricians can now create their own patient education Website at no cost and provide their patients with access to trusted health information online. Berkeley, Calif. (PRWEB) July 28, 2009 -- Vivacare has expanded its free service to leading pediatricians due to it...

NO on Prop 8 Campaign Releases Statement by 300 California Pediatricians

Leading Pediatricians Refute MD Who Signed Prop 8 Ballot Argument SACRAMENTO, Calif., Oct. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- The NO on Prop 8 campaign today released a statement signed by more than 300 leading California pediatricians announcing their joint opposition to Prop 8 and concluding that the phy...

Lupin Enters into a Marketing Alliance with Forest Laboratories, Inc. for AeroChamber Plus(R) Brand in the US - Extends its Franchise with Pediatricians

MUMBAI, India and BALTIMORE, Aug. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Lupin Ltd. announced today that the Company has entered into a multi-year promotion and marketing agreement for the AeroChamber Plus(R) line of products with Forest Laboratories, Inc. Under the terms of the agreement, Lupin Pharmaceuticals, ...

Parental surveys boost diagnosis abilities of pediatricians

A simple questionnaire developed at the University of Oregon and requiring no more than 15 minutes of a parents time before or after a doctors appointment is credited with a 224-percent increase in referrals of year-old and 2-year-old children with mild developmental delays in a yearlong study. ...

Most Pediatricians Do Not Hire Professional Interpreters for Bilingual Patients

Seventy percent of pediatricians rely on patients' family members rather than interpreters to provide language services, //according to a study by Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, the Baltimore Examiner reports. For the report, lead author Dennis Kuo, a general pediatrics fellow at Johns Hop...

British pediatricians urge parents to administer MMR to children

MMR vaccine has been shrouded in controversy. Now, Britain's reputed pediatricians, nearly 30 of them have called for an end to the raging //debates over this vaccine. Infact they have issued a letter to the public that warns of a threat to young lives by forsaking the triple shots of MMR. ...

Mental Health Providers Can Be Successfully Located With Pediatricians

Mental health providers can be successfully located with or in pediatric practices, according to researchers at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center and the N.C. Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics.// Writing in the journal Clinical Pediatrics, the researchers said, “With th...

Millions Of U.S. Children Low In Vitamin D

...tefiore Medical Center, The University Hospital and Academic Medical Center for Albert Einstein College of Medicine. The authors recommend that pediatricians should routinely screen high-risk children for vitamin D deficiency, and that parents should ensure that their kids get adequate amounts of the vitami...

Infants Cared for in Another Home Become Heavier Toddlers

... the child's home or at a day-care center. The growth charts used in the study were from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which pediatricians commonly use to assess a child's height and weight, and which take into account the child's age. Benjamin explained that if two infants had started in...

Therapy should extend beyond childhood

...o prevent a metabolic crisis during febrile infections. For their study, an international interdisciplinary research group of neuroradiologists and pediatricians headed by Dr. Stefan Klker from the Center for Pediatric and Youth Medicine and Dr. Inga Harting from the Department of Neuroradiology examined 38 pat...

Back-to-School Health: Are Your Child's Eyes Ready for the Classroom?

... wait until your child enters kindergarten for his first complete eye exam. pediatricians should perform a dilated eye exam to detect any serious eye problems within... Since 1990, U.S. News & World Report and its panel of board-certified pediatricians have named Childrens Hospital Los Angeles one of the top pediatric faciliti...

Pinpointing cause of colic: UT Houston researchers identify organism

...han half of infanticides fall into the age category of colic. We may be able to prevent deaths if we can find a treatment," Rhoads said. Right now, pediatricians prescribe special hypoallergenic infant formula to try and treat colic, but none of it has been proven in studies to be effective in treating the cond...

Earlier Testing Needed for Fragile X Syndrome

..., study finds,, FRIDAY, July 17 (HealthDay News) -- Treatment of a rare genetic disorder that inhibits a child's learning could improve if pediatricians diagnosed the syndrome earlier, researchers say. The disorder, known as fragile X syndrome, is the most common inherited form of intellectual disab...

Survey: Speech Therapy Helps, But People Who Stutter Suffer Discrimination

... that speech therapy helps the majority of people who stutter. However, 30 percent of parents have received bad advice about stuttering treatment from pediatricians and speech therapists, and 14 percent of children who stutter have been denied speech therapy in school. The survey also found that: ...

Screen All Newborns for Hip Dysplasia, Study Urges

...h at birth or a positive physical exam. The study appears in the July issue of the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery . "Our study confirms that pediatricians need to continue their current screening strategies for hip dysplasia," Mahan said. "However, our findings refute a recent report from the United Stat...

Infants Should Be Screened for Hip Trouble

...ic Orthopaedic Surgeon with Children's Hospital in Boston and instructor in orthopaedic surgery at Harvard Medical School . "Our study confirms that pediatricians need to continue their current screening strategies for hip dysplasia. However, our findings refute a recent report from The United States Preventive...

The Time To Rethink Male Circumcision Is Now, Group Says In Launching www.intactamerica.org

... TISSUE VIOLATES MEDICAL ETHICS, HUMAN RIGHTS OF BABY BOYS WHO CANNOT GIVE INFORMED CONSENT NEW YORK, June 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Parents, pediatricians and health and human rights activists today announced the launch of INTACT AMERICA and its website -- www.intactamerica.org -- to change how Ameri...

Intact America Launches Campaign to Change How America Thinks About Male Circumcision

...SSUE VIOLATES MEDICAL ETHICS, HUMAN RIGHTS OF BABY BOYS WHO CANNOT GIVE INFORMED CONSENT NEW YORK, June 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Parents, pediatricians and health and human rights activists today announced the launch of INTACT AMERICA and its website -- www.intactamerica.org -- to change how Ameri...

Report: Primary Care Doctors in Greatest Demand

... three years ago. The report shows that the average signing bonus offered to physicians is $24,850, in addition to salaries ranging from $171,000 for pediatricians to $481,000 for orthopedic surgeons. The widespread use of signing bonuses underlines the increasingly competitive nature of physician recruiting, ac...

Toilet Training Goes High Tech

...e often among the first to recognize when a child is developmentally ready to be toilet trained," he added. And though intrigued by the study, two pediatricians in New York expressed some doubt that the Belgian method is better than the tried-and-true methods used by so many moms. "I'm just not sure," said ...

Too Much Computer Gaming Can Steal Your Sleep

... study presented at the meeting concluded that sleep problems among children often go unnoticed by their doctors. According to the study, data from pediatricians on nearly 155,00 patients, ranging in age from infancy to 18 years old, showed that fewer than 4 percent were diagnosed with a sleep problem. The most...

Ochsner Introduces Literacy Program to Promote Healthy Minds

...nnounces a pediatrician-led childhood literacy program. In this initiative, pediatricians encourage parents to read aloud to children in order to promote overall dev...vioral health, during children's well check visits at Ochsner for Children, pediatricians are giving infants, toddlers, and pre-schoolers a free book and encouraging...

Provocative Online Portrayals Can Get Teen Girls in Trouble

...o look at their kids' Facebook site periodically to see who they're talking to and how they're presenting themselves, and talk to their kids about it. pediatricians can also get involved. Internet users, but especially adolescent females, need to know how to discourage sexual advances: "How can you ward that of...

Refusing immunizations puts children at increased risk of pertussis infection

...e confusing and difficult choices, so the purpose of this research is to give parents more information to weigh the benefits and risks, and to provide pediatricians with more information to help participate in the discussion," Glanz said. According to pediatrician and co-author Matthew F. Daley, MD, of The Chil...

Pediatrician creates easier way to identify kids' high BP

... pediatricians now have a new and simple way to diagnose a serious problem facing our nation's children thanks to David Kaelber, M.D., Ph.D., M.P.H., MetroHealth Sy...

Refusing Immunizations Puts Children at Increased Risk of Pertussis Infection, Kaiser Permanente Study Finds

...e confusing and difficult choices, so the purpose of this research is to give parents more information to weigh the benefits and risks, and to provide pediatricians with more information to help participate in the discussion," Glanz said. According to pediatrician and co-author Matthew F. Daley, MD, of The Ch...

Mock CPR drills in kids show many residents fail in key skills, Hopkins study reveals

... to swing too far," Pronovost says. "We must restore the balance and start paying attention to circulation and heart rhythm maneuvers and teach future pediatricians these are equally important." The Hopkins curriculum has already augmented its basic life-support courses and advanced life-support courses requir...

Packard/Stanford Physician to Lead Society for Pediatric Research

...ww.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090511/SF14213 ) Beginning this month, Cornfield is leading the prestigious organization of research-based academic pediatricians for a one-year term. "It's a great honor to be chosen by the Society membership," said Cornfield, who is Anne T. and Robert M. Bass professor of pulmo...

Prematics Names S. Michael Ross Chief Medical Officer and Senior Vice President of Business Development

... also served as executive director of Scottish Rite Pediatric Partners, a full-service MSO that provides practice management services to more than 100 pediatricians associated with the Scottish Rite Children's Medical Center in Atlanta. Ross received a Bachelor of Science and a medical degree from George Was...

AVEENO(R) Announces Kick-Off of The Skin Cancer Foundation's 2nd Annual 'Road to Healthy Skin' Tour Presented by AVEENO(R) and Rite Aid

...Consumer Companies, Inc. The AVEENO(R) Brand is the leader in ACTIVE NATURALS technology, including oatmeal and soy. Recommended by dermatologists and pediatricians for over 60 years, the Brand is committed to developing breakthrough product formulations with new and existing natural ingredients to deliver real, c...

Black Youths With High BP May Face Elevated Heart Risks

... children with hypertension as a special group who may be at particularly high risk for heart disease as they age because of several risk factors, and pediatricians treating these kids should follow them very closely," study author Dr. Cozumel Pruette, a kidney specialist at the children's center, said in a Hopkin...

Children's National Experts Present at Pediatric Academic Societies Annual Meeting

...-winning approach to improving childhood immunization rates in Washington, DC. Jerome Paulson, MD, and Joseph L. Wright, MD, map out the ways that pediatricians can prepare residents to effectively advocate for children's health. A multi-disciplinary team of neonatal specialists from Children's level IIIC ...

Institution of a bedtime routine improves sleep in infants and toddlers, maternal mood

...ng families implement positive sleep practices and improving sleep in infants and toddlers. The results of this study highlight the importance of pediatricians emphasizing the importance and ease of creating a bedtime routine as a preventative measure and treatment option for young children with sleep problem...
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