Dr. Samuel Wald, MD

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  • UCLA Health

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

    TUESDAY, March 31, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Children who are allowed occasional sips of alcohol are more likely to start drinking by the time they're in high school, a new study suggests.

    Researchers followed 561 middle school students in Rhode Island for about three years. At the start o...Full Article

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

    MONDAY, March 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- When used to treat diabetes that develops during pregnancy (gestational diabetes), the drug glyburide has been linked to a number of complications in the baby, according to a new study.

    In fact, infants born to mothers given glyburide (DiaBeta) d...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatrics:

    MONDAY, March 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- American children are getting fewer calories a day from fast food restaurants, but one-third still eat ready-to-go pizza, chicken and burgers on a daily basis, a new study finds.

    Among kids aged 4 to 19, national health and nutrition surveys show...Full Article

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

    MONDAY, March 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Random drug testing in schools may sound like a good way to keep kids off drugs, but there is little evidence it works, the American Academy of Pediatrics says.

    In a new report, the nation's leading group of pediatricians reaffirms its stance aga...Full Article

  • 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

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Preventive Medicine:

    FRIDAY, March 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Nicotine exposure from e-cigarettes may damage the developing brains of infants in the womb, as well as the brains of children and adolescents, suggests a new review of nicotine's effects.

    Animal experiments have shown that exposure to nicotine c...Full Article

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

    FRIDAY, March 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Stuffy noses are common among babies, but many parents aren't sure how to help, an expert says.

    "Babies can't blow their nose, so caregivers can feel helpless in offering relief," said Dr. Andrew Hotaling, a pediatric otolaryngologist at Loyola U...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 Psychology:

    THURSDAY, March 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- More isn't necessarily better for teens when it comes to homework, a new study finds.

    About an hour a day is ideal, and doing homework alone and regularly yielded the best results, Spanish researchers report.

    "The conclusion is that whe...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Psychiatry:

    THURSDAY, March 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Conventional wisdom says that abused children often grow up to be abusive parents, but a 30-year study of American families suggests it's more complicated than that.

    In one striking finding, researchers uncovered little evidence that physical a...Full Article

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

    WEDNESDAY, March 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Children with autism tend to have more gastrointestinal problems early in life compared to other children, a new study finds.

    Researchers compared these GI symptoms -- such as diarrhea, constipation and food allergy/intolerance -- during the f...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 Sports Medicine:

    TUESDAY, March 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Young baseball players feel pressure from parents or coaches to continue playing despite arm pain, and many parents are unaware of guidelines to reduce injury risk, a pair of recent studies found.

    "Kids are playing harder and longer in more leag...Full Article