Dr. James Fortenberry, MD

Bio

Specialties:

  • Pediatrics

Affiliation:

  • Children's Healthcare of Atlanta

Location:

Activity

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Marriage & Family Therapy:

    FRIDAY, April 29, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Money problems and domestic violence appear to be linked, but it's not clear whether one leads to the other, researchers report.

    "What we don't know yet is whether financial stress makes a violent couple more violent, or is financial stress enoug...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Adolescent Medicine:

    FRIDAY, April 29, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Teens are more likely to give electronic cigarettes a try if they attend schools where use of the devices is common, a new study suggests.

    The researchers found that differences in e-cigarette use between schools increased over time. This finding...Full Article

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

    FRIDAY, April 29, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- New research suggests the Zika virus was circulating in Haiti months before Brazil's first cases were reported last spring.

    "We know that the virus was present in Haiti in December of 2014," said Dr. Glenn Morris, director of University of Florid...Full Article

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

    FRIDAY, April 29, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Although older women may face more potential pregnancy complications, their children seem to fare better in some ways over the long run, a new study suggests.

    Using data on over 1.5 million Swedish adults, researchers found that people born to mo...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Dermatology:

    THURSDAY, April 28, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- One in five Americans will develop skin cancer at some point in their life, but it can be treated and cured if detected early, a dermatologist says.

    "Knowing your own skin is the key to discovering skin cancer early on. See a dermatologist for ...Full Article

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

    THURSDAY, April 28, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The teen birth rate in the United States has reached an all-time low, driven by dramatic declines among black and Hispanic teens, according to a new government report.

    Overall, the birth rate for teens aged 15 to 19 declined 41 percent between ...Full Article

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

    THURSDAY, April 28, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The food you eat and the medicines you take can alter your gut bacteria in ways that either help or harm your health, two new studies suggest.

    Foods like fruits, vegetables, coffee, tea, wine, yogurt and buttermilk can increase the diversity o...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Clinical Molecular Genetics:

    THURSDAY, April 28, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Although it's long been known that fraternal twins run in families, researchers say they've just pinpointed two genes that seem to be associated with having such twins.

    Fraternal twins occur when two separate eggs are fertilized with two separa...Full Article

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

    THURSDAY, April 28, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Being exposed to just a small amount of air pollution during pregnancy ups the risk of a pregnancy complication that can cause long-term health problems in children, a new study warns.

    "This study raises the concern that even current standards ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Audiology:

    WEDNESDAY, April 27, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A hearing aid may do more than help you hear better: New research suggests that the devices might also help prevent mental decline in elderly people with hearing loss.

    "We know that hearing aids can keep older adults with hearing loss more soc...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatric Critical Care Medicine:

    WEDNESDAY, April 27, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Despite reported risks, nearly one in four infants in neonatal intensive care units (NICUs) are given stomach acid-suppressing drugs, researchers report.

    However, they noted that the use of these medications has started to decline some in rece...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Maternal & Fetal Medicine:

    WEDNESDAY, April 27, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Toddlers whose mothers were overweight or obese before pregnancy may be more likely to be overweight, a new study suggests.

    The study also found that mothers who gain too much weight during pregnancy may be more prone to having overweight todd...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Endocrinology Diabetes & Metabolism:

    WEDNESDAY, April 27, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Type 2 diabetes may raise the risk of hearing loss, say researchers who recommend hearing tests for patients with the blood sugar disease.

    The researchers reviewed prior studies examining the link between diabetes and hearing loss. However, f...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Family Medicine:

    WEDNESDAY, April 27, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Spare the rod and spoil the child?

    Not so fast, suggests a new review that found spanking doesn't produce better behavior and may set up a child for psychological and learning problems later.

    "Spanking is not achieving parents' goals,...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Healthcare:

    WEDNESDAY, April 27, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A report card on Americans' health finds that racial and ethnic disparities persist, with significant gaps in obesity, cesarean births and dental care.

    But advances have been made in some important areas, including infant death rates, women sm...Full Article