Patricia Thompson

Bio

Specialties:

  • pediatric nursing

Affiliation:

  • Sigma Theta Tau International

Activity

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatrics:

    MONDAY, Sept. 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Pediatricians prescribe antibiotics about twice as often as they're actually needed for children with ear and throat infections, a new study indicates.

    More than 11 million antibiotic prescriptions written each year for children and teens may be ...Full Article

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

    TUESDAY, Sept. 9, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Cholesterol-lowering statin drugs seem to help reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease in children who have a genetic cholesterol disorder, according to a long-term European study.

    Researchers looked at 194 children and teens in the Netherlands...Full Article

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

    MONDAY, Sept. 8, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A respiratory virus has stricken more than 1,000 children across 10 states, causing many to wind up in the hospital and prompting concerns of a wider outbreak.

    About 15 percent of more than 300 children treated for respiratory illness in Missouri ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatrics:

    SUNDAY, Sept. 7, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Infants who sleep on animal fur may be less likely to develop asthma later in childhood, new research suggests.

    The study included more than 2,400 healthy city-dwelling newborns in Germany who were followed until age 10. Of those children, 55 per...Full Article

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

    THURSDAY, Sept. 4, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Adult survivors of childhood burns are at increased risk for depression and suicidal thoughts, a new Australian study finds.

    "This research demonstrates that being hospitalized for a burn during childhood places that child in an increased risk g...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatrics:

    TUESDAY, Sept. 2, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Stimulant medications -- such as Adderall, Ritalin and Concerta -- used to treat attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children, won't stunt their growth, a new study suggests.

    "Stimulant medication did not affect children's final he...Full Article

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

    THURSDAY, Aug. 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- An experimental drug shows promise in treating respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), a leading cause of pneumonia in infants, researchers report.

    "We are finally making major progress in being able to treat human RSV infections -- the world's secon...Full Article

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

    MONDAY, Aug. 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- More children are hit by cars during September than any other month of the year, according to Safe Kids Worldwide.

    This means that parents, drivers and others need to be especially vigilant about traffic safety when schools across the United State...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatrics:

    MONDAY, Aug. 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Keeping children's lunchboxes clean helps protect them from foodborne illness, an expert says.

    That's because dirty lunchboxes may contain bacteria that can make youngsters sick, explained Natasha Haynes, a family and co...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Maternal & Fetal Medicine:

    FRIDAY, May 9, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- To mark Mother's Day, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is offering new moms tips and advice as they begin their journey into parenthood.

    First, schedule regular preventive "well-child" visits with your infant's pediatrician. If you're between a...Full Article

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

    TUESDAY, May 6, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Primary care doctors should start playing a more prominent role in dental care for children, according to new recommendations from the influential U.S. Preventive Services Task Force.

    Specifically, the task force suggested Monday that primary care ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatrics:

    TUESDAY, May 6, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Teens who regularly drink energy and sports drinks tend to engage in some unhealthy behaviors, new research suggests.

    "Kids who are consuming energy drinks are more likely to smoke, they're more likely to try other illicit substances, they're more ...Full Article

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

    SUNDAY, May 4, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Large numbers of U.S. high school students who are bullied take weapons to school, a new study finds.

    "Victims of bullying who have been threatened, engaged in a fight, injured or had property stolen or damaged are much more likely to carry a gun or...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatrics:

    SATURDAY, May 3, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- High doses of steroids may not benefit infants who've had surgery for a serious liver disease, and the drugs may even cause harm, according to a new study.

    The findings offer new evidence in a controversy over whether steroid treatment in additio...Full Article

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

    SATURDAY, May 3, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- New research suggests that kids who are bullied when they're younger may be more likely to suffer from nightmares and night terrors a few years later.

    However, bullies themselves don't appear to face any higher risk of disturbed sleep.

    "Th...Full Article