Dr. Margaret Payne, MD

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  • Piedmont Hospital

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

    THURSDAY, March 5, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Night-to-night changes in the amount of sleep teens get may affect how much they eat, a new study suggests.

    The research included 342 teens, average age 17, who slept an average of 7 hours a night. But after nights when they slept an hour less o...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Preventive Medicine:

    THURSDAY, March 5, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Minorities may be more prone than whites to gaining weight during childhood, which puts them at greater risk for becoming overweight or obese adults, new research says.

    In the study, blacks, Hispanics and American Indians were more likely to sur...Full Article

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

    THURSDAY, March 5, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Doctors and parents should be aware of the increased use of hanging as a means of teen suicide and take preventive measures, U.S. health officials say.

    Among 10- to 24-year-olds, suicide rates by hanging increased, on average, 6.7 percent for f...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Preventive Medicine:

    WEDNESDAY, March 4, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Children in southern California may be breathing easier these days compared with the 1990s, thanks to a big reduction in air pollution, a new study suggests.

    Researchers found that as air quality improved in five Los Angeles-area communities ov...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatrics:

    WEDNESDAY, March 4, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Although they may just be learning how to say the word coffee, about one in seven 2-year-olds in Boston drinks the caffeinated beverage, a new study finds.

    Researchers analyzed information from 315 mothers and their babies. They discovered that...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatrics:

    TUESDAY, March 3, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Friends play a major role in youngsters' levels of physical activity, new research indicates.

    "Clinically, much of the focus on increasing physical activity involves engaging the family and encouraging the patient to be more active, but this stud...Full Article

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

    TUESDAY, March 3, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- About 7 percent of children worldwide have attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), new research concludes.

    This estimate -- which differs significantly from other recent appraisals -- is based on data from 175 prior studies conducted ove...Full Article

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

    TUESDAY, March 3, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Guidelines for helping U.S. high school athletes with mental health problems are outlined in a new policy statement from the National Athletic Trainers' Association.

    The types, severity and percentages of mental illnesses are growing in young adu...Full Article

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

    MONDAY, March 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Many American teens -- both boys and girls -- fall prey to physical and sexual abuse while dating, a new survey finds.

    Among teens who said they dated, one in five girls and one in 10 boys said they'd been abused at least once during the past year...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiology:

    MONDAY, March 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Extremely obese children -- such as those at least 100 pounds overweight -- are in deeper trouble in terms of heart disease risks than doctors have thought, new research suggests.

    In the study, about half the children suffered from high blood pres...Full Article

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

    MONDAY, March 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Checking children for growth problems may help identify those with celiac disease, according to a new study.

    Celiac disease is an autoimmune disorder in which the body has an immune reaction to a component of wheat calle...Full Article

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

    MONDAY, March 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Checking children for growth problems may help identify those with celiac disease, according to a new study.

    Celiac disease is an autoimmune disorder in which the body has an immune reaction to a component of wheat calle...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatrics:

    MONDAY, March 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- It's easy for teens to buy electronic cigarettes online, a small study finds.

    Researchers supervised 11 teens in North Carolina, aged 14 to 17, as they tried to buy e-cigarettes from 98 online sellers. The teens ordered ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatrics:

    MONDAY, March 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Doctors commonly get requests from parents to delay young children's vaccinations -- and despite their better judgment, they often give in, a new U.S. study finds.

    In a national survey of pediatricians and family doctors, researchers found that 93...Full Article

  • 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