Dr. Wendy Sue Swanson, MD

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Specialties:

  • pediatrics

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  • SharecareNow, powered by WCG

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  • 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 Pediatrics:

    MONDAY, Sept. 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A relatively small number of medications are responsible for sending thousands of young children to the hospital for accidental ingestion, a U.S. government study finds.

    Each year between 2007 and 2011, about 9,500 U.S. children younger than 6 ye...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatric Allergy & Immunology:

    FRIDAY, Sept. 12, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Too few students with asthma and food allergies have emergency plans in place at school, which can leave the schools inadequately prepared in a health crisis, a new survey finds.

    Just half of students with food allergies and only one in four kids...Full Article

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

    FRIDAY, Sept. 12, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Some parents may make things worse for their anxious kids by falling into what researchers call the "protection trap" -- reassuring them, lavishing them with attention or making the threat go away, according to the results of a small study.

    The...Full Article

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

    THURSDAY, Sept. 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Combining two medications with parent training appears to improve anger, irritability and violent tendencies in children whose attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is coupled with severe aggression, a new study suggests.

    "Augmented...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatrics:

    THURSDAY, Sept. 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Children might do better in school if they're more physically active, a new study suggests.

    Researchers assessed the activity levels and reading and math skills of 186 Finnish children in grades 1 to 3.

    The st...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Fitness:

    (HealthDay News) -- Some foods can interact with medications, causing harmful side effects.

    The American Academy of Family Physicians says these factors may raise your risk of a food/drug interaction:

    • Being a pregnant woman.
    • Being an older adult.
    • Having a c
    ...Full Article
  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatrics:

    WEDNESDAY, Sept. 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Most adults can remember the battery of health services they endured as kids: hearing and vision tests, dental exams, regular checkups and vaccinations.

    Many American kids growing up now won't have those memories, because millions of infants a...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Psychiatry:

    TUESDAY, Sept. 9, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Teens who use marijuana on a daily basis before they reach the age of 17 are more likely to have certain long-term problems than their non-using peers, new research from Australia suggests.

    Compared to non-using teens, the study reports that adol...Full Article

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

    WEDNESDAY, Sept. 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Treatment to delay puberty among adolescents struggling with gender identity seems to boost psychological well-being for those who ultimately pursue sex reassignment, new research suggests.

    The Dutch study involved 55 transgender young adults ...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:

    THURSDAY, Sept. 4, 2014 (HealthDay News) Breast-feeding offers many benefits for new moms and babies, but some women experience problems and don't know where to get help, an expert says.

    Breast-feeding can lower a child's risk of asthma, diabetes and other health problems, and reduce a m...Full Article