Tresa Dusaj

Bio

Specialties:

  • pediatric nursing

Affiliation:

  • Sigma Theta Tau International

Activity

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

    THURSDAY, April 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A series of measles cases in the United States involving children adopted from China highlights the importance of vaccinations for any adopted child from overseas, a new report reveals.

    While measles was declared eliminated from the United Stat...Full Article

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

    THURSDAY, April 10 (HealthDay News) -- High school athletes who suffer from concussions are complying more with the recommended return-to-play guidelines, according to new research.

    Compliance was tracked from 2005 through 2013, using a database of high school sports-related injuries, sai...Full Article

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

    THURSDAY, March 27, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- One in 68 American children is now diagnosed with autism or a related disorder, federal health officials reported Thursday.

    That's a 30 percent increase from just two years ago when the estimate was one in 88 children, according to a new report...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Oncology:

    FRIDAY, March 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Adult survivors of childhood cancer are more likely to develop serious health problems than their siblings, a new study finds.

    Researchers looked at data from thousands of American adults who were age 20 or younger when...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Obstetrics & Gynecology:

    THURDAY, March 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Using a birthing pool during the early stages of labor can provide some benefits to women. However, giving birth underwater may put newborns at risk for serious health problems, according to a statement issued by two major medical organizations.

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

    FRIDAY, March 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Stressful events can have an almost immediate impact on children's health and well-being, a new study finds.

    Previous research has shown that stressful events in childhood increase an adult's risk of health problems, bu...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Psychology:

    FRIDAY, March 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- It's hard to imagine what a child may feel when a mother or father dies. Studies have found this crisis can pose serious psychological and developmental problems for years. Now new research suggests kids' academic performance can also suffer.

    The...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Oncology:

    FRIDAY, March 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Meditation could help improve mood, sleep and quality of life in teens with cancer, according to a small new study.

    Canadian researchers assigned eight teens with cancer to eight sessions of mindfulness-based meditation. Another five teenage canc...Full Article

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

    FRIDAY, March 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Most head lice found in North America now carry a gene mutation that makes them resistant to standard over-the-counter treatments, a new study cautions.

    Head lice infestation is a major public-health issue, the research...Full Article

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

    THURSDAY, March 13, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A large U.S. study suggests environmental pollution might be contributing to autism risk, although the specific culprit toxins remain unknown.

    Researchers analyzed medical records and found a correlation between U.S. counties' autism rates and ...Full Article

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

    THURSDAY, March 6, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A Connecticut law requiring flu shots for children entering preschool or daycare has reduced flu-related hospitalizations of young children by 12 percent, according to a new study.

    In the United States, Connecticut, New Jersey and New York City ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatrics:

    WEDNESDAY, Feb. 26, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Four out of five teens suffering from juvenile fibromyalgia will continue to have pain and other symptoms in adulthood, a new study finds.

    About half of these children will end up as grown-ups with full-blown adult fibromyalgia, the researcher...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatrics:

    TUESDAY, Feb. 25, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Children who receive the measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine according to schedule are less likely to end up in the hospital with any type of infection, a large new study from Denmark shows.

    The study appeared in the Feb. 26 issue of the ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatrics:

    MONDAY, Feb. 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Doctors should test middle school-age children for high cholesterol and start screening for depression at age 11, according to updated guidelines from a leading group of U.S. pediatricians.

    Doctors should also test older teens for HIV, the AIDS-ca...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatrics:

    MONDAY, Feb. 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Vimizim (elosulfase alfa) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat a rare childhood disorder called Mucopolysaccharidosis Type IVA, also known as Morquio A syndrome.

    The disorder is caused by a missing metabolic enzyme t...Full Article