Patricia Thompson

Bio

Specialties:

  • pediatric nursing

Affiliation:

  • Sigma Theta Tau International

Activity

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

    THURSDAY, May 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Teen drivers are a threat to everyone on the road, a new study warns.

    Sixty-seven percent of people injured and 66 percent of those killed in crashes involving teen drivers are people other than the teen driver, according to the AAA Foundation fo...Full Article

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

    WEDNESDAY, May 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Children who stutter may have difficulty perceiving musical rhythms, a small study suggests.

    Researchers say the findings could offer some clues to the origins of the speech problem -- and even hint at potential therapies.

    The study, rep...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Child & Adolescent Psychiatry:

    TUESDAY, May 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Youth suicide is a major problem in the United States, but being alert to the warning signs can help avert tragedy, experts say.

    Thousands of teens take their own lives every year, according to the American Academy of Ch...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatrics:

    TUESDAY, May 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Waiting about three minutes to clamp the umbilical cord following a baby's delivery may help improve children's fine-motor and social skills at age 4 years, new Swedish research suggests.

    The researchers said postponing the clamping of the cord al...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatrics:

    TUESDAY, May 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- While the percentage of hospitals that send breast-feeding mothers home with formula packs has fallen dramatically during the last several years, about one-third of U.S. hospitals still do so, newly released data shows.

    The formula packs usually ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatrics:

    MONDAY, May 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Babies who live at very high elevations may have an increased risk of SIDS, a new study suggests.

    The findings are based on nearly 400,000 Colorado infants born between 2007 and 2012. Babies of families living at an eleva...Full Article

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

    FRIDAY, May 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Many young athletes who undergo surgery for a torn anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) need a second operation later on, a new study shows.

    Torn ACLs are widespread among people younger than 21, said researchers at the Hospital for Special Surgery in ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Child & Adolescent Psychiatry:

    WEDNESDAY, May 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The number of U.S. children and teens being treated for mental health issues has risen by about 50 percent in the past 20 years -- with most of those kids having relatively mild symptoms, a new study finds.

    The research, published in the May 21 ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Child & Adolescent Psychiatry:

    MONDAY, May 18, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Suicides among black American children have increased in recent years, while fewer white children are killing themselves, a new analysis finds.

    The odds of any children in the age group 5 to 11 taking their own life remain small. But young black ch...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatric Allergy & Immunology:

    SUNDAY, May 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Sensitivity to peanuts is common among children with asthma, yet many children and their parents are unaware of the problem, a new study finds.

    There's been little research into the link between childhood asthma and peanut allergy, according to the...Full Article

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

    THURSDAY, May 14, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- One in 10 children and teens has been diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), according to a new government report.

    That number has remained relatively steady since 2007, according to government estimates.

    The U.S...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatrics:

    MONDAY, May 18, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Kids in daycare and preschool may not be getting enough physical activity, according to a new study.

    Preschoolers in the Seattle study spent just a half hour playing outside and were offered less than an hour each day for indoor play at child care ...Full Article

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

    FRIDAY, May 15, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- If laughter is the best medicine, that may be doubly true for kids undergoing surgery who were cheered up by visiting clowns, a new Israeli study suggests.

    This study included children ages 2 to 16 undergoing outpatient urologic surgery at Shaare Z...Full Article

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

    THURSDAY, May 14, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- New research suggests infants may recover better after some kinds of surgery if they receive local anesthesia -- which only numbs part of the body -- instead of being "knocked out" completely with general anesthesia.

    Young patients who had local ...Full Article

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

    WEDNESDAY, May 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- While girls are far less likely than boys to be diagnosed with autism, girls with the developmental disorder show more impairments compared to their healthy female peers than comparable sets of boys do, new research suggests.

    Scientists from the...Full Article