Dr. James Fortenberry, MD

Bio

Specialties:

  • Pediatrics

Affiliation:

  • Children's Healthcare of Atlanta

Location:

Activity

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

    MONDAY, May 23, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Extremely premature infants often face lifelong challenges, enduring more physical, emotional and social difficulties as adults than their peers born full-term, researchers report.

    In general, however, these tiny babies grow up to contribute to so...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatric Nursing:

    MONDAY, May 23, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Every school should have at least one full-time registered nurse, a new American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) policy statement says.

    "School nursing is one of the most effective ways to keep children healthy and in school ...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Family Medicine:

    MONDAY, May 23, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Late suppers may not be a recipe for childhood obesity, a new study shows.

    Some previous research has suggested that the timing of meals could affect the risk of being overweight or obese, the investigators said.

    ...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Brain Injury Medicine:

    FRIDAY, May 20, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Students who suffer a concussion may face more school difficulties than their peers with other sports-related injuries, a new study suggests.

    Researchers found that concussed high school and college students had more trouble performing at a normal ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about OBGYN (Obstetrics & Gynecology):

    FRIDAY, May 20, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The number of pregnant women in the United States infected with the Zika virus has just tripled because cases are now being counted in a more comprehensive way, federal health officials said Friday.

    So far, a total of 279 infected women are being f...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Adolescent Medicine:

    FRIDAY, May 20, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Growth spurts can affect teen boys' coordination and knock the swagger right out of their stride, a new study reveals.

    "A sudden increase in height affects the body's ability to control established motor skills, such as walking," said lead author M...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Nutrition & Dietetics:

    FRIDAY, May 20, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The Nutrition Facts panel on packaged foods in the United States is about to get a long-awaited facelift, with a redesign emphasizing realistic portion sizes and added sugars.

    The announcement Friday by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration reflect...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about OBGYN (Obstetrics & Gynecology):

    FRIDAY, May 20, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Fortifying cereals, grains and flour with folic acid has not protected against the risk of certain birth defects as much as experts thought it would, a large, new study suggests.

    At issue are neural tube defects, which include anencephaly, a fatal ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Brain Injury Medicine:

    FRIDAY, May 20, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Athletes should not take a blow to the head lightly. New research suggests delayed treatment for concussion could prolong recovery.

    Many college athletes, however, don't immediately recognize or report concussion symptom...Full Article

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

    THURSDAY, May 19, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Teens who eat high amounts of saturated fats or low amounts of healthier mono- and polyunsaturated fats tend to have denser breasts 15 years later, new research suggests.

    That's important because greater breast density is a risk factor for breas...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Dermatopathology:

    THURSDAY, May 19, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Scientists say they've identified a so-called "sunscreen" gene that may help protect against skin cancer.

    They say the finding potentially could lead to new drugs to prevent the disease.

    The investigators pinpointed the ultraviolet-resis...Full Article

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

    THURSDAY, May 19, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The Ebola virus was transmitted by semen and breast milk during the latter stages of the outbreak in Sierra Leone, a new study shows.

    Researchers from the United Kingdom identified several instances of unconventional transmission of the deadly di...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Midwifery Nursing:

    WEDNESDAY, May 18, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Pregnant women who've had a cesarean delivery in the past should not plan a home birth because they face a higher risk for complications, researchers warn.

    The finding stems from an analysis of roughly 2.4 million full-term births between 2007 a...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about OBGYN (Obstetrics & Gynecology):

    WEDNESDAY, May 18, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The widely prescribed drug pregabalin (Lyrica) may slightly increase the risk for birth defects, a new study suggests.

    In a small study, researchers found that among women taking Lyrica during the first trimester of pregnancy, 6 percent had inf...Full Article

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

    WEDNESDAY, May 18, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Many smokers have symptoms of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) even before they've been diagnosed with the lung condition, according to a new study.

    Symptoms of COPD include shortness of breath, coughing, difficulty exercising and hi...Full Article