Dr. Patricia Thompson

Bio

Specialties:

  • Pediatric Nursing

Affiliation:

  • Sigma Theta Tau International

Activity

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

    FRIDAY, May 27, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Inhaled steroid therapy is commonly used to treat asthmatic children with persistent, daily wheezing episodes.

    However, a new study suggests that the powerful medicines may not be needed on a daily basis for kids whose wheezing occurs sporadically,...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics:

    WEDNESDAY, May 25, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- There's new hope for children stricken by mysterious developmental delays, with a new study showing that extensive genetic analysis may help determine the cause of their disability.

    Canadian researchers found a precise genetic cause for seven ou...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics:

    WEDNESDAY, May 25, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- As early as first grade, severely obese children are getting teased, picked on and bullied more than normal-weight kids, a new study finds.

    The new research also found that these severely obese youngsters are more likely to be depressed and with...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Family Medicine:

    WEDNESDAY, May 25, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Moving to a new home may harm young children's school performance, a study suggests.

    Youngsters who get uprooted are also more likely to have developmental problems, the researchers found. However, the study could not prove a cause-and-effect re...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Neuro-Ophthalmology:

    WEDNESDAY, May 25, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- New eye problems in babies born with a Zika-related birth defect have been identified by researchers.

    The virus is known to cause microcephaly, in which infants are born with a smaller-than-normal head and brain.

    And previous research ha...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Maternal & Fetal Medicine:

    TUESDAY, May 24, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Common techniques for helping babies -- and parents -- sleep at night seem to carry no long-term harms, a small trial finds.

    The study tested two methods: "graduated extinction" (also known as "controlled crying") and "bedtime fading."

    The...Full Article

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    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

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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

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    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

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    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

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatric Allergy & Immunology:

    WEDNESDAY, May 18, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Doctors have long warned parents to delay introducing certain foods to babies to decrease the risk of a potential allergic reaction, but a new study suggests that strategy probably doesn't help.

    The study of about 1,400 children found that when ...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Psychology:

    WEDNESDAY, May 18, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A new British study suggests that attention-deficient hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) may often develop in the young adult years.

    Researchers at Kings College London looked at long-term data from 2,200 British twins. They found that close to 70 p...Full Article