Debra Giusto

Bio

Specialties:

  • pediatric nursing

Affiliation:

  • Sigma Theta Tau International

Activity

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Child & Adolescent Psychiatry:

    WEDNESDAY, May 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The number of U.S. children and teens being treated for mental health issues has risen by about 50 percent in the past 20 years -- with most of those kids having relatively mild symptoms, a new study finds.

    The research, published in the May 21 ...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Child & Adolescent Psychiatry:

    MONDAY, May 18, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Suicides among black American children have increased in recent years, while fewer white children are killing themselves, a new analysis finds.

    The odds of any children in the age group 5 to 11 taking their own life remain small. But young black ch...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatric Allergy & Immunology:

    SUNDAY, May 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Sensitivity to peanuts is common among children with asthma, yet many children and their parents are unaware of the problem, a new study finds.

    There's been little research into the link between childhood asthma and peanut allergy, according to the...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics:

    THURSDAY, May 14, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- One in 10 children and teens has been diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), according to a new government report.

    That number has remained relatively steady since 2007, according to government estimates.

    The U.S...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatrics:

    MONDAY, May 18, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Kids in daycare and preschool may not be getting enough physical activity, according to a new study.

    Preschoolers in the Seattle study spent just a half hour playing outside and were offered less than an hour each day for indoor play at child care ...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatric Surgery:

    FRIDAY, May 15, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- If laughter is the best medicine, that may be doubly true for kids undergoing surgery who were cheered up by visiting clowns, a new Israeli study suggests.

    This study included children ages 2 to 16 undergoing outpatient urologic surgery at Shaare Z...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatric Anesthesiology:

    THURSDAY, May 14, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- New research suggests infants may recover better after some kinds of surgery if they receive local anesthesia -- which only numbs part of the body -- instead of being "knocked out" completely with general anesthesia.

    Young patients who had local ...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics:

    WEDNESDAY, May 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- While girls are far less likely than boys to be diagnosed with autism, girls with the developmental disorder show more impairments compared to their healthy female peers than comparable sets of boys do, new research suggests.

    Scientists from the...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Neonatal Nursing:

    TUESDAY, May 12, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Fewer new mothers have been prescribed the painkiller codeine since public health officials warned about a rare, but potential risk of overdose for breast-feeding babies, a new study says.

    Experts said the study results, reported in the May 12 ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatrics:

    MONDAY, May 11, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Children and teens recovering from a concussion may experience difficulty with school work until they fully recover, a new study suggests.

    "The most notable finding was the range and degree of problems and concerns that students with concussions an...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Infectious Disease:

    THURSDAY, May 7, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- New research suggests that children who survive a measles infection remain vulnerable to other potentially deadly infections for as long as two or three years after the measles infection.

    The finding is yet another reason for children to get vacci...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Neonatal Nursing:

    TUESDAY, May 5, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- New research supports the theory that girls born prematurely fare better than preemie boys in the first weeks of life.

    The study of 2,700 premature infants found that females were able to breast-feed or bottle-feed one day earlier than males. This...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Athletic Training:

    MONDAY, May 4, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Most concussions among high school and college football players occur during practice, a new study finds.

    Data on more than 20,000 young football players across the United States revealed that more than 57 percent of concussed high school and colle...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatric Pulmonology:

    MONDAY, May 4, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A booster shot of the whooping cough vaccine that is given to preteens loses a large measure of effectiveness within a few years, new research reveals.

    The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention investigation may help explain a recent sur...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Sleep Medicine:

    MONDAY, May 4, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- More than 60 percent of children with two sleepwalking parents go on to develop the condition themselves, new research shows.

    "These findings point to a strong genetic influence on sleepwalking and, to a lesser degree, sle...Full Article