Dr. James Fortenberry, MD

Bio

Specialties:

  • pediatrics

Affiliation:

  • Children's Healthcare of Atlanta

Location:

Activity

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Nutrition & Dietetics:

    FRIDAY, May 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Children ate healthier meals at a restaurant chain after the kids' menu got a makeover with healthy options replacing soda and fries, new research indicates.

    "Our study showed that healthier children's menu options were ordered a lot more often when...Full Article

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

    FRIDAY, May 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Eye injuries in children from certain types of guns -- such as air guns, BB guns and paintball guns -- increased dramatically between 2010 and 2012 in the United States, according to new research.

    The study from the Stanford University School of Me...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatrics:

    FRIDAY, May 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Children whose mothers were very obese going into pregnancy may face an increased risk of emotional and behavioral problems, a new study suggests.

    Researchers at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that when moms were severely ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Thoracic Surgery:

    THURSDAY, April 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Children undergoing heart surgery do better when they get fresh whole blood from single donors instead of "component blood" from multiple donors, new research suggests.

    But fresh whole blood isn't typically available for pediatric heart surgery...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatrics:

    WEDNESDAY, April 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- As you plan summer car trips with your young children, you should also consider car seat safety.

    Car seats reduce the risk of death in infants and children by up to 71 percent, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says. But CDC...Full Article

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

    WEDNESDAY, April 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- An implant created with a 3D printer has saved the lives of three baby boys near death from a rare airway disease.

    University of Michigan researchers are calling the implant a "4D" device because they successfully engineered it to adapt to the...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Pulmonary & Respiratory Medicine:

    WEDNESDAY, April 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Reducing diesel air pollution from school buses could lead to 14 million fewer student absences each year in the United States, a new study predicts.

    Researchers followed 275 elementary school students in the state of Washington who rode on sc...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatrics:

    TUESDAY, April 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Though it may not always be easy, helping young children develop healthy eating habits is worth the effort, experts say.

    Good nutrition is one of the best ways to prevent overweight and obesity, which affect a large number of American children. ...Full Article

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

    TUESDAY, April 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A microneedle patch may be an easier, safer and more convenient way to vaccinate more people worldwide against measles and other vaccine-preventable diseases, new research suggests.

    Being developed by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Pre...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Developmental-behavioral Pediatrics:

    TUESDAY, April 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Girls on the milder end of the autism spectrum tend to be diagnosed at a later age than boys, possibly because their symptoms are less severe, a new study has found.

    Doctors diagnosed girls with Asperger's syndrome and pervasive developmental di...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Psychiatry:

    TUESDAY, April 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Being bullied as a child may take a larger toll on a young adult's mental health than being abused or neglected at home, a new study suggests.

    Kids who are the victims of bullies are more likely to experience anxiety, depression and to try to hu...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Epidemiology:

    MONDAY, April 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Teens may have an increased risk for psychosomatic symptoms -- physical problems caused by mental distress -- if their parents separate or divorce, a new study suggests.

    Those who lived mostly with one parent due to a family breakup had the most ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatrics:

    SUNDAY, April 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Watching television, even for just an hour a day, may boost the risk that young children will be overweight or obese, according to new research.

    "Children who watch one to two hours of TV a day, as opposed to those who ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatrics:

    MONDAY, April 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- U.S. health officials warned last year that nine out of 10 American kids eat more salt than they should, raising their lifelong risk of high blood pressure and heart disease.

    But a new study finds that consuming higher-than-recommended amounts of...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatrics:

    MONDAY, April 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has just released new guidance to help primary care doctors recognize the signs of child abuse.

    "Minor injuries in children are incredibly common, and most are not the result of abuse or neglect," report l...Full Article