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Specialties:

  • pediatric nursing

Affiliation:

  • Sigma Theta Tau International

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

    FRIDAY, Feb. 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Some babies spit up more than others, but it doesn't necessarily mean they have a problem, an expert says.

    A baby's stomach is small and can tolerate only small amounts of food. As a baby grows, so does his or her stomach and spitting up becomes l...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatric Pulmonology:

    FRIDAY, Feb. 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- High levels of nicotine were found in the hair of many children with premature birth-related lung disease whose parents claimed not to smoke, a new study finds.

    The lung disease bronchopulmonary dysplasia often occurs in children who were born pre...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatric Allergy & Immunology:

    MONDAY, Feb. 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Giving peanut products to infants at high risk for peanut allergy may reduce the risk of developing the allergy by 80 percent, a new study suggests.

    For years, the conventional wisdom was to avoid giving peanuts to infants who were at risk for de...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatric Allergy & Immunology:

    MONDAY, Feb. 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Toddlers and preschoolers with cat and dust mite allergies may face an increased risk for asthma later in childhood, a preliminary study suggests.

    The research included almost 500 children from Cincinnati. The youngsters...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatrics:

    MONDAY, Feb. 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A centralized statewide reminder system for immunizations may be a more reliable way to increase overall vaccination rates than reminders from the doctor's office, new research suggests.

    Efforts to get primary care physi...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatrics:

    MONDAY, Feb. 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The water used to mix baby formula plays the biggest role in whether formula-fed babies are exposed to increased levels of arsenic, according to a new study.

    Families that use well water instead of municipal water may need to check it for arsenic ...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatric Allergy & Immunology:

    MONDAY, Feb. 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Hand washing dishes instead of using a machine to wash dishes may reduce children's risk of developing allergic conditions, such as asthma or eczema, according to a new study.

    These findings are the latest to lend support to the "hygiene hypothesi...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatrics:

    MONDAY, Feb. 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Cutting junk food from kids' diets is important, but if a little sugar and fat helps them eat their veggies, that's a good trade-off, a leading group of pediatricians says.

    New recommendations from the American Academy of Pediatrics emphasize the ...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatric Allergy & Immunology:

    SATURDAY, Feb. 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Numerous factors influence the makeup of bacteria in the digestive system, which then alters the immune system and changes susceptibility to allergies, researchers report.

    The team at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit conducted six studies of gut ...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Occupational Therapy:

    FRIDAY, Feb. 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A new study estimates the prevalence of two types of muscular dystrophy that strike mostly boys.

    A team led by researchers from the University of Iowa found that about one in 5,000 boys between the ages of 5 and 9 have e...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Mental Health:

    THURSDAY, Feb. 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- One-quarter of homeless children in the United States require mental health services -- far more than kids in the general population, a new study shows.

    North Carolina State University researchers examined data on 328 children, aged 2 months to ...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility:

    THURSDAY, Feb. 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- When expectant mothers are exposed to plastics chemicals called phthalates during the first trimester, their male offspring may have a greater risk of infertility later in life, a new study suggests.

    Boys exposed to the chemical diethylhexyl pht...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatric Dermatology:

    WEDNESDAY, Feb. 18, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The heart drug propranolol (Inderal) appears to be effective in treating "strawberry" birthmarks known as infantile hemangiomas, a new study finds.

    About 3 to 10 percent of infants develop an infantile hemangioma, the researchers say. These red...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatrics:

    WEDNESDAY, Feb. 18, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A cream used to treat the skin condition eczema in children does not appear to increase the risk of cancer, according to a study funded by the maker of the cream.

    Researchers looked at nearly 7,500 children in the United States who were given a...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatric Neurology:

    TUESDAY, Feb. 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Migraines aren't just a problem for adults -- about 6 percent of children and more than one-quarter of teens aged 15 to 17 have migraines, according to the American Migraine Foundation (AMF).

    "There are many things that can be done if your child ...Full Article