Bio

Specialties:

  • pediatric nursing

Affiliation:

  • Sigma Theta Tau International

Activity

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Ear, Nose & Throat (Otolaryngology):

    WEDNESDAY, July 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The prescription drops your child is using for ear pain could be among 16 unapproved medications targeted this week by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

    These drugs, prescribed and sold for years to relieve ear pain and swelling, have not ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Child & Adolescent Psychiatry:

    WEDNESDAY, July 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A growing number of teens and young adults are being prescribed powerful antipsychotics, even though the medications aren't approved to treat two disorders -- ADHD and depression -- they are commonly used for, a new study shows.

    Researchers fo...Full Article

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

    WEDNESDAY, July 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Extracurricular sports may help children develop the discipline they need to succeed in the classroom, a new study suggests.

    Kids' attention span and level of self-control are linked to their participation in organized, after-school sports, the ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatrics:

    MONDAY, June 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- More than one-third of U.S. children and teens have been physically assaulted -- mostly by siblings and peers -- in the past year, a new study finds.

    And one in 20 kids has been physically abused by a parent or another caregiver in the same time p...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatrics:

    MONDAY, June 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- As rates of childhood obesity continue to climb in the United States, parents should embrace healthy eating habits and behaviors to help kids maintain a normal weight, a new report says.

    In updated recommendations releas...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Public Health & General Preventive Medicine:

    WEDNESDAY, June 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Smoking around your toddler may be just as harmful to your child as smoking during pregnancy, new research suggests.

    By age 10, children exposed to secondhand smoke as toddlers tended to have wider waists and a higher body mass index (a calcula...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Public Health & General Preventive Medicine:

    WEDNESDAY, June 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Smoking around your toddler may be just as harmful to your child as smoking during pregnancy, new research suggests.

    By age 10, children exposed to secondhand smoke as toddlers tended to have wider waists and a higher body mass index (a calcula...Full Article

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

    TUESDAY, June 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Teens may have a firm grasp on the dangers of smoking cigarettes, but they appear less clear about how using marijuana or electronic cigarettes might harm their health, new research suggests.

    "The most striking finding from this study was how lit...Full Article

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

    MONDAY, June 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Mental or physical health problems during the teen years may make it harder to get a good job or to complete higher education later on, a new research review suggests.

    "Chronic health conditions and particularly mental health conditions contribute...Full Article

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

    MONDAY, June 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Mental or physical health problems during the teen years may make it harder to get a good job or to complete higher education later on, a new research review suggests.

    "Chronic health conditions and particularly mental health conditions contribute...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Public Health & General Preventive Medicine:

    FRIDAY, June 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The millions of Americans who will flock to beaches this summer need to keep safety in mind as they frolic in the sand and surf, an expert advises.

    "Any beach can be dangerous, and you need to be careful at all times, especially if children are wi...Full Article

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

    WEDNESDAY, June 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Despite the availability of medications proven to ease migraines in children, most kids seeking care for severe headaches are not given these drugs, a new study suggests.

    Using data from electronic health records to analyze care given to nearl...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Reproductive Endocrinology:

    WEDNESDAY, June 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The overall birth rate in the United States rose a bit for the first time in seven years in 2014, according to new federal government data.

    The same report, from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, also found that birth rates f...Full Article

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

    TUESDAY, June 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- When states legalize medical marijuana, this does not lead to greater use of the drug by teens, a new study suggests.

    The findings are published June 15 in The Lancet Psychiatry.

    "Our findings provide the strongest evidence to dat...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatrics:

    TUESDAY, June 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Short boys are much more likely than short girls to receive growth hormones, a new study finds.

    Researchers examined the medical records of more than 283,000 children and teens in the United States and found that short boys were up to three times...Full Article