Bio

Specialties:

  • pediatric nursing

Affiliation:

  • Sigma Theta Tau International

Activity

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatrics:

    FRIDAY, April 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Using car seats, swings, bouncers and other carrying devices as sleeping places for infants puts them at risk for injury or death, a new study warns.

    "Many parents use sitting or carrying devices, not realizing that there are hazards when they do...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatrics:

    WEDNESDAY, April 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Most Americans believe that adults should be allowed to use medical marijuana, but far fewer think it's appropriate for children, a new survey finds.

    Nearly two-thirds of respondents said their state should allow medical marijuana for adults. ...Full Article

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

    TUESDAY, April 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Training programs for parents can help improve the behavior of children with autism, a new study suggests.

    After six months of either parent training or parent education, the children's behavior improved for parents in both groups, but the bene...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatrics:

    TUESDAY, April 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Yet another study finds no evidence that the measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine raises the risk of autism -- even among children who are at increased genetic risk.

    Experts said the findings, reported in the April 21 issue of the Journal of ...Full Article

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

    TUESDAY, April 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- In a small, preliminary study, high-dose insulin capsules safely induced what appears to be a protective immune response in children at high risk of developing type 1 diabetes.

    If these findings hold true in larger studies done over longer per...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Endocrinology/diabetes/metabolism:

    TUESDAY, April 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A growing number of American children and teens with type 1 diabetes are experiencing a life-threatening complication at the time of their diagnosis, a new study finds.

    Researchers say a lack of insurance may mean some children are getting diagn...Full Article

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

    TUESDAY, April 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) need to squirm to learn, a small study suggests.

    Constantly shifting in their desks, tapping their feet, swinging their legs and other fidgety behaviors play a crucial role in helping...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Neonatal - Perinatal Medicine:

    TUESDAY, April 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Babies feel pain in much the same way as adults, says a new study that challenges some experts' beliefs that babies don't feel pain.

    Some people have argued that babies' brains aren't developed enough for them to really "feel" pain, said study l...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatrics:

    MONDAY, April 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Children who have trouble swallowing needed pills aren't out of luck, according to a new study. At least five different strategies may help them swallow pills and capsules more easily, researchers found.

    "Pill swallowing difficulty is not an unco...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Neonatal Nursing:

    MONDAY, April 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Antibiotics appear to be overused in many neonatal intensive care units, new research suggests.

    Just how overused these medications were varied widely, the study authors found. Some neonatal intensive care units (NICUs) gave antibiotics to newbor...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatrics:

    MONDAY, April 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A report of child abuse is made every 10 seconds in the United States, and more than 1,600 children die each year from abuse or neglect, an expert says.

    Child abuse survivors can suffer long-term physical, emotional and...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatrics:

    MONDAY, April 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Use of prescription narcotic painkillers is common in pregnancy and increases the likelihood a baby will be born small or early, or go through painful drug withdrawal, a new study finds.

    These prescription painkillers, also called opioids, includ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatrics:

    MONDAY, April 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Seeing actors drink alcohol in movies seems to increase the likelihood that teens will drink and have alcohol-related problems, a new study suggests.

    The findings fit with a growing consensus of evidence that teens are more likely to engage in va...Full Article

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

    FRIDAY, April 10, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Although most babies will have at least one ear infection before they reach the age of 1, the infections can be hard for parents to recognize.

    Identifying and treating ear infections in babies is important because they can lead to other problems,...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Adolescent Medicine:

    WEDNESDAY, April 8, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Family stress may put teens at increased risk for being overweight or obese, a new study finds.

    Researchers analyzed data from more than 4,700 American teens born between 1975 and 1990 to assess the effects of three specific sources of family s...Full Article