Dr. Patricia Thompson

Bio

Specialties:

  • Pediatric Nursing

Affiliation:

  • Sigma Theta Tau International

Activity

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatric Allergy & Immunology:

    MONDAY, Feb. 8, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Greater exposure to cold viruses may help explain why children with asthma tend to suffer their worst symptoms when their school reopens after a break, a new study suggests.

    "The school calendar predicts common cold transmission, and the common col...Full Article

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

    MONDAY, Feb. 8, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The measles outbreak that first began in California's Disneyland last year may have changed some parents' minds about childhood vaccinations, a new study suggests.

    Researchers found that parents with "high awareness" of the outbreak were more likel...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatric Hematology-Oncology:

    MONDAY, Feb. 8, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Adults who survived childhood brain tumors may have significant treatment-related thinking, attention and memory problems, a new study suggests.

    "Our study was the most comprehensive analysis of a large cohort of adult su...Full Article

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

    FRIDAY, Feb. 5, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Instant messaging can be a source of emotional support for teens and help them collaborate on school projects, but new research shows that texting after the lights go out takes a toll on students' sleep quality and academic performance.

    "We need to...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Allergy & Immunology:

    FRIDAY, Feb. 5, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The booster shot given to pre-teens to ward off whooping cough only works for a short time -- a fact that has played a big role in recent outbreaks in California, a new study finds.

    The study, of children in one large California health plan, found ...Full Article

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

    THURSDAY, Feb. 4, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Pregnant women who nibble just a small piece of chocolate each day may improve the circulatory health of their unborn child, a new study suggests.

    The tiny treat may also reduce the risk for preeclampsia, a potentially deadly condition in which a...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatrics:

    THURSDAY, Feb. 4, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Girls with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) have their share of challenges. And new research suggests a tendency toward obesity may be one of them.

    In a 1,000-person study, Mayo Clinic researchers found that girls with ADHD may be ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatric Hematology-Oncology:

    THURSDAY, Feb. 4, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Children conceived through in vitro fertilization (IVF) might have a slightly increased risk of developing blood cancer, a new study suggests.

    Children born via IVF had a 67 percent increased risk of leukemia and a more than tripled risk of Hodgk...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Athletic Training:

    WEDNESDAY, Feb. 3, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Tackling should be eliminated from youth football due to the risks that collisions and head injuries pose to young athletes, a researcher argues in the Feb. 4 New England Journal of Medicine.

    A recent evidence review conducted by the Amer...Full Article

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

    WEDNESDAY, Feb. 3, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A child's grades in school might suffer if a parent is suffering from depression, according to a new study.

    Researchers found that Swedish teens received lower grades during their final year in school if either of their parents had previously be...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Child Abuse Pediatrics:

    TUESDAY, Feb. 2, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Children are often taught to be wary of people outside their family. But, a new survey finds that adults at school, daycare and organizations such as churches and scouting groups are less likely than relatives to abuse or mistreat children.

    In gen...Full Article

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

    TUESDAY, Feb. 2, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Only about four out of 10 U.S. babies aged 6 months to 23 months are getting vaccinated against the flu, federal health officials reported Tuesday.

    Between the 2002-2003 and 2011-2012 flu seasons, the number of infants who received flu shots incre...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Social Work:

    MONDAY, Feb. 1, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Drop-in centers can play a major role in helping homeless youth get housing, jobs and find stability, a new study suggests.

    "Many kids won't go to shelters because they're hiding on the street. They're avoiding the service system because they've be...Full Article

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

    MONDAY, Feb. 1, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Depression can strike during the teen years, but too many U.S. teenagers with the illness are not getting proper follow-up care, a new study finds.

    "These results raise concerns about the quality of care for adolescent de...Full Article

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

    MONDAY, Feb. 1, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Dabbing infants delivered by cesarean section with their mothers' vaginal secretions restores some of the potentially helpful bacteria that newborns naturally pick up when they pass through the birth canal, a small study finds.

    The researchers sai...Full Article