Dr. Wendy Sue Swanson, MD

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Specialties:

  • pediatrics

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  • SharecareNow, powered by WCG

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Activity

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

    WEDNESDAY, July 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A powerful drug combo may not be as effective against cystic fibrosis as previously thought. New lab research on human cells suggests that one of the medications might stop the other from working properly.

    However, this study's findings aren't ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatrics:

    WEDNESDAY, July 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Children and teens who lose a parent might face an increased risk of an early death in adulthood, a new study suggests.

    People who were children or teens when a parent died had a 50 percent greater risk of death durin...Full Article

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

    TUESDAY, July 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Women who are obese during pregnancy may be more likely to have children with asthma than normal-weight mothers, a new review suggests.

    "We found that, compared with children born from mothers of normal weight, those whose mothers were overweight...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatrics:

    MONDAY, July 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Low-income teenagers who get into a more rigorous high school may take fewer health risks than their peers at other schools, a new study suggests.

    The study, of low-income Los Angeles teens, found that those who attended "high-performing" high sch...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatrics:

    MONDAY, July 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Children born to women who smoked during pregnancy appear to have an increased risk of developing attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), according to new research.

    The new study also hints -- but doesn't prove -- that nicotine-replacemen...Full Article

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

    FRIDAY, July 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Only one in five sexually active U.S. teens has been tested for HIV, a new government report shows.

    That percentage is concerning because teens make up a significant share of new HIV infections, researchers from the U.S. Centers for Disease Contro...Full Article

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

    THURSDAY, July 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Light penalties are the norm for U.S. college students involved in alcohol-related offenses and incidents, a new study says.

    The researchers examined campus police/security responses to serious, underage, and less serious alcohol-related incide...Full Article

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

    MONDAY, July 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Infants' brains start laying the groundwork for the physical requirements of speech long before they utter their first words, a new study finds.

    Researchers looked at 7- to 12-month-old infants and found that speech from people around them stimul...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatrics:

    MONDAY, July 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Risk factors for sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) appear to change with the age of the infant, researchers say.

    They found that younger babies are more likely to die when they're sharing beds, while older babies face a higher risk of sudden dea...Full Article

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

    FRIDAY, July 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Polio is history in much of the world, but remains common in places like Afghanistan, Nigeria and Pakistan. Giving vaccinated children an extra dose of inactivated polio vaccine could boost their immunity and help eradicate the

    ...Full Article
  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Neurology:

    THURSDAY, July 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Teens who are sensitive to light or noise after a concussion are more likely to develop emotional symptoms such as anxiety and depression, a new study says.

    "Identifying factors such as these that may exacerbate issues teens experience after con...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatrics:

    WEDNESDAY, July 9, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- U.S. teenagers are still spending hours in front of the TV and computer every day -- despite years of expert advice that kids' "screen time" should be limited, a new government study finds.

    In two national surveys of children aged 12 to 15 years...Full Article