Dr. Douglas Smith, MD

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  • Aurora Health Care

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  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatrics:

    FRIDAY, Jan. 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Hormones may explain why lead exposure is less likely to cause brain damage in girls than in boys, researchers report.

    Specifically, the female hormones estrogen and estradiol may help protect against lead's harmful effects on the frontal areas of...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatrics:

    FRIDAY, Jan. 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Hormones may explain why lead exposure is less likely to cause brain damage in girls than in boys, researchers report.

    Specifically, the female hormones estrogen and estradiol may help protect against lead's harmful effects on the frontal areas of...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatrics:

    FRIDAY, Jan. 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Early exposure to English helps Spanish-speaking children in the United States do better in school, a new study shows.

    "It is important to study ways to increase Spanish-speaking children's English vocabulary while in early childhood before litera...Full Article

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

    THURSDAY, Jan. 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- In a development that could dramatically widen the scope of a measles outbreak that began last month at Disney parks in California, Arizona health officials said Wednesday that up to 1,000 people in that state may have been exposed to the highly infecti

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    WEDNESDAY, Jan. 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The number of measles cases linked to the outbreak at Disney amusement parks in southern California has reached 87, health officials are reporting.

    The California Department of Public Health said Monday that the vast majority of infections -- 7...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Addiction Medicine:

    MONDAY, Jan. 12, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- While the vast majority of American teens say heavy daily smoking is a major health hazard, many others mistakenly believe that "light" -- or occasional -- smoking isn't harmful.

    "All smoking counts," said study lead author Stephen Amrock, a medic...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatrics:

    MONDAY, Jan. 12, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- School readiness isn't the only benefit young children can gain from Head Start. A new study finds that kids in the U.S. preschool program tend to have a healthier weight by kindergarten than similarly aged kids not in the program.

    In their first...Full Article

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    THURSDAY, Dec. 25, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- During the hustle and bustle of the holidays, poisonings involving children increase, experts say.

    The Nebraska Poison Center offers the following advice for a safe holiday season.

    More than 50 percent of calls to the poison center invol...Full Article

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

    FRIDAY, Dec. 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- U.S. and state health officials are investigating a listeria outbreak linked to caramel apples that has killed at least four people and sickened 28 others in 10 states.

    Consumers should not eat any commercially produced, prepackaged caramel apples...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Family Medicine:

    THURSDAY, Dec. 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The type of parenting children receive at an early age may have a long-term effect on their social skills and school success, a new study indicates.

    The study included 243 people from poor families in Minnesota who were followed from birth until...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Psychiatry:

    WEDNESDAY, Dec. 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Curiosity is the main reason why college students try synthetic marijuana, a new survey finds.

    Of more than 330 students in undergraduate and graduate health programs at a public university, 17 percent said they used fake pot at least once in t...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Public Health:

    THURSDAY, Dec. 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- New research suggests that almost half of U.S. kids experience traumas that can disrupt their development.

    "This study tells us that adverse childhood experiences are common among U.S. children and, as demonstrated in adult studies, have lifelon...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatrics:

    THURSDAY, Dec. 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Lack of sleep and sleep-related breathing problems appear to boost children's risk of obesity, a new study finds.

    What isn't clear from the study, however, is whether the sleep issues actually cause obesity, or if some...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatrics:

    FRIDAY, Dec. 5, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- About one-third of children in large U.S. cities live in poverty, a new report finds.

    In 2013, the poverty rate among children in the nation's 71 largest cities was nearly 31 percent, compared with nearly 20 percent for ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Public Health:

    TUESDAY, Dec. 2, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- U.S. health officials are poised to endorse circumcision as a means of preventing HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases.

    The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Tuesday released its first-ever draft guidelines on circumcision ...Full Article