Bio

Specialties:

  • pediatric nursing

Affiliation:

  • Sigma Theta Tau International

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  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Maternal & Fetal Medicine:

    FRIDAY, May 9, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- To mark Mother's Day, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is offering new moms tips and advice as they begin their journey into parenthood.

    First, schedule regular preventive "well-child" visits with your infant's pediatrician. If you're between a...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatric Dentistry:

    TUESDAY, May 6, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Primary care doctors should start playing a more prominent role in dental care for children, according to new recommendations from the influential U.S. Preventive Services Task Force.

    Specifically, the task force suggested Monday that primary care ...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatrics:

    TUESDAY, May 6, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Teens who regularly drink energy and sports drinks tend to engage in some unhealthy behaviors, new research suggests.

    "Kids who are consuming energy drinks are more likely to smoke, they're more likely to try other illicit substances, they're more ...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Public Health:

    SUNDAY, May 4, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Large numbers of U.S. high school students who are bullied take weapons to school, a new study finds.

    "Victims of bullying who have been threatened, engaged in a fight, injured or had property stolen or damaged are much more likely to carry a gun or...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatrics:

    SATURDAY, May 3, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- High doses of steroids may not benefit infants who've had surgery for a serious liver disease, and the drugs may even cause harm, according to a new study.

    The findings offer new evidence in a controversy over whether steroid treatment in additio...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatric Psychiatry:

    SATURDAY, May 3, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- New research suggests that kids who are bullied when they're younger may be more likely to suffer from nightmares and night terrors a few years later.

    However, bullies themselves don't appear to face any higher risk of disturbed sleep.

    "Th...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatrics:

    SATURDAY, May 3, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Rates of diabetes in U.S. children have jumped sharply in just eight years, according to new research.

    The prevalence of type 1 diabetes increased 21 percent between 2001 and 2009. At the same time, rates of type 2 diabetes rose 30.5 percent, the ...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatric Psychiatry:

    SATURDAY, May 3, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A new study suggests that nature and nurture may be equal partners in the origins of autism.

    "This study emphasizes not only what a strong role genetics play as a cause for autism in many affected individuals, but it also reinforces the concept th...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Infectious Disease:

    THURSDAY, April 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A series of measles cases in the United States involving children adopted from China highlights the importance of vaccinations for any adopted child from overseas, a new report reveals.

    While measles was declared eliminated from the United Stat...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Sports Medicine:

    THURSDAY, April 10 (HealthDay News) -- High school athletes who suffer from concussions are complying more with the recommended return-to-play guidelines, according to new research.

    Compliance was tracked from 2005 through 2013, using a database of high school sports-related injuries, sai...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Developmental-behavioral Pediatrics:

    THURSDAY, March 27, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- One in 68 American children is now diagnosed with autism or a related disorder, federal health officials reported Thursday.

    That's a 30 percent increase from just two years ago when the estimate was one in 88 children, according to a new report...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Oncology:

    FRIDAY, March 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Adult survivors of childhood cancer are more likely to develop serious health problems than their siblings, a new study finds.

    Researchers looked at data from thousands of American adults who were age 20 or younger when...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Obstetrics & Gynecology:

    THURDAY, March 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Using a birthing pool during the early stages of labor can provide some benefits to women. However, giving birth underwater may put newborns at risk for serious health problems, according to a statement issued by two major medical organizations.

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatric Psychiatry:

    FRIDAY, March 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Stressful events can have an almost immediate impact on children's health and well-being, a new study finds.

    Previous research has shown that stressful events in childhood increase an adult's risk of health problems, bu...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Psychology:

    FRIDAY, March 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- It's hard to imagine what a child may feel when a mother or father dies. Studies have found this crisis can pose serious psychological and developmental problems for years. Now new research suggests kids' academic performance can also suffer.

    The...Full Article