Patricia Thompson

Bio

Specialties:

  • pediatric nursing

Affiliation:

  • Sigma Theta Tau International

Activity

  • Sharecare News
    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 Pediatric Infectious Disease:

    Part two of a two-part series

    TUESDAY, Dec. 2, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A nationwide trial of an experimental vaccine using school children as virtual guinea pigs would be unthinkable in the United States today.

    But that's exactly what happened in 1954 when frantic American...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatrics:

    MONDAY, Dec. 1, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Toddlers who wound up in the emergency room after falls at home were more likely to have parents who did not use safety gates or teach their kids not to climb onto kitchen counters or furniture, a new study finds.

    In the United States, 1 million ch...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatrics:

    MONDAY, Dec. 1, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- This holiday season, all kids on Santa's list are vulnerable to toys that can pose real health risks, a new report finds.

    There are toys with toxic chemicals, small toys that are choking hazards, toys that are so loud they can damage hearing, and t...Full Article

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

    TUESDAY, Nov. 25, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Children who attend a full-day preschool program are better prepared for elementary school success than children who attend a part-day program, a new study has found.

    Chicago preschoolers who went the whole day rather than a half-day had higher s...Full Article

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

    TUESDAY, Nov. 25, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Youngsters who enter puberty early are at increased risk for depression, a new study suggests.

    Early puberty was linked with a number of factors associated with depression, such as poor self-image and high anxiety levels, according to the researc...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatrics:

    MONDAY, Nov. 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Santa might think twice about giving kids an all-terrain vehicle this year. Riding ATVs poses high risks of injury or death for children and teens, with dangers differing by age, a new U.S. study warns.

    The biggest risk factors for all ages of chi...Full Article

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

    MONDAY, Nov. 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A growing number of children are being diagnosed with the allergic skin condition eczema -- but it can usually be eased with topical treatments, according to a new report.

    Eczema is a chronic condition that usually starts in childhood, and causes ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatrics:

    THURSDAY, Nov. 6, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Kids who believe their friends like them, no matter what, may be less prone to feeling bad about themselves when things go wrong, a new study hints.

    Researchers found that when they had public school students think about times when their friends ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatrics:

    FRIDAY, Oct. 31, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Children and teens with poor access to general surgeons are at increased risk of suffering a ruptured appendix, and the risk is particularly high among young children, a new study finds.

    If an infected appendix isn't removed quickly enough, it ca...Full Article

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

    TUESDAY, Oct. 28, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- "Social host" laws, which hold adults accountable for any underage drinking that takes place on their property, may help curb teenage drinking, according to the preliminary findings of a new study.

    Researchers found that the number of teens who r...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatrics:

    MONDAY, Oct. 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A child receives the wrong medication or the wrong dosage every eight minutes in the United States, according to a recent study.

    Nearly 700,000 children under 6 years old experienced an out-of-hospital medication error between 2002 and 2012. Out o...Full Article

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

    FRIDAY, Oct. 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Family rejection could be potentially deadly for teens already at risk for suicide, a new study has found.

    When teens were followed six months after discharge from a psychiatric unit for attempting suicide, the majority of boys and girls reported ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Otolaryngology:

    FRIDAY, Oct. 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Black and Hispanic children, and those from poor families, are at increased risk for complications after tonsil removal surgery, a new study finds.

    Researchers analyzed data from nearly 80,000 children who underwent tons...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatrics:

    FRIDAY, Oct. 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- If you think teenagers always pay a penalty in performance when they juggle multiple media devices, think again.

    A new study conducted by high school students finds that some youngsters do equally well on tasks when moving between their laptops, s...Full Article