Patricia Thompson

Bio

Specialties:

  • pediatric nursing

Affiliation:

  • Sigma Theta Tau International

Activity

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatrics:

    MONDAY, March 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Time to toss out the teaspoon and tablespoon when it comes to sick kids: The best way to measure liquid medications for children is in metric milliliters, a leading group of U.S. pediatricians says.

    "Metric dosing is the most precise way to dose ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatrics:

    FRIDAY, March 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Medications for children -- even those you can buy over-the-counter -- can be dangerous if a child is given too much, one expert says.

    That's why pharmacist Sheila Goertemoeller, of the Cincinnati Drug and Poison Information Center, wants parents...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatrics:

    FRIDAY, March 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Free school breakfasts may help low-income students do better in the classroom, a new study suggests.

    Students at elementary schools that offered free breakfast had 25 percent better math grades, and similarly higher reading and science grades, t...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatrics:

    TUESDAY, March 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Packing school lunches that kids will like and are easy to eat can be a challenge, according to Amy Reed, a registered dietitian at Cincinnati Children's Hospital.

    Even when parents carefully craft sandwiches into fun shapes, stack fruit kabobs...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Psychiatry:

    WEDNESDAY, March 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Exposure to common air pollutants before birth may make children more likely to have the symptoms of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and other thinking and behavioral problems, a small new study suggests.

    "Exposure to air poll...Full Article

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

    MONDAY, March 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- For children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), receiving more family-centered, compassionate care may be more effective than standard care, a new study found.

    Researchers compared two types of "collaborative care," in which s...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatrics:

    FRIDAY, March 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Trying to determine whether to keep a child home from school due to illness can be difficult for parents, but a pediatrician offers some advice on how to make that call.

    "Being a parent is a juggling act, but throw in a child being home sick from...Full Article

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

    WEDNESDAY, March 18, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Depression in fathers may be linked to anxiety and bad behavior in toddlers, a new study suggests.

    "Fathers' emotions affect their children," study author Sheehan Fisher, an instructor in psychiatry and behavioral sciences at Northwestern Uni...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Neonatal Nursing:

    TUESDAY, March 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Breast-fed babies may be smarter, better educated and richer as adults, a new study by Brazilian researchers suggests.

    "Breast-feeding is associated with improved performance in intelligence tests at age 30 and also has an important effect on a ...Full Article

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

    WEDNESDAY, March 18, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Recess is an essential part of children's school days that can help set students up for success once they head back to the classroom, a new study suggests.

    Yet, many schools are cutting back on recess or not offering quality recess time. This...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatrics:

    MONDAY, March 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Determining if your child has migraine headaches may be difficult because the symptoms aren't always obvious, experts say.

    A child who complains about severe headaches should be seen by a doctor, but there are other symptoms that parents may not ...Full Article

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

    THURSDAY, March 12, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Teenagers who smoke marijuana daily may have lingering memory problems and structural abnormalities in the brain, even after they stop using the drug, a small study suggests.

    Researchers found that young adults who'd smoked pot heavily as teens...Full Article

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

    TUESDAY, March 10, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Race may play a role in outcomes for children and teens with Crohn's disease, with black patients faring worse than whites, a new study suggests.

    "We found racial inequalities exist among children and adolescents with Crohn's disease, likely due...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Oncology:

    TUESDAY, March 10, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Unituxin (dinutuximab) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat children with high-risk neuroblastoma, a rare cancer that most often affects children aged five and under.

    Children with the cancer, which forms from imma...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatrics:

    MONDAY, March 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Delaying the start of school for a year for children with summer birthdays or those born prematurely may lead to worse academic performance later, new British research suggests.

    "Our study shows that delaying school entry has no effect on Year 1 t...Full Article