Shawn Edgington

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  • Parenting, Author

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  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Pharmacy:

    TUESDAY, May 3, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- While doing your spring cleaning, don't just toss out expired or unused prescription medications.

    Unwanted drugs need to be properly disposed of to reduce the risk of abuse or accidental use, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration says.

    Foll...Full Article

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

    TUESDAY, May 3, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Despite concerns about their children's use of social and other media, many parents may set a less-than-ideal example by spending a lot of time using the technology themselves, British researchers report.

    The study included 107 parents of children ...Full Article

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

    TUESDAY, May 3, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Behavior modification therapy is preferable to drugs for treating children 2 to 5 years old who have attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, U.S. health officials say.

    "Behavior therapy has been shown to help improve symptoms in young children w...Full Article

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

    TUESDAY, May 3, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Colds and other infections in the first six months of life may boost the odds of a child developing type 1 diabetes by nearly 20 percent, new research suggests.

    The suspicion that infections play a role in the development of type 1 diabetes isn't...Full Article

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

    TUESDAY, May 3, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Nearly one-third of the antibiotics prescribed in the United States aren't appropriate for the conditions being treated, a new federal government study shows.

    "We were able to conclude that at least 30 percent of the antibiotics that are given in d...Full Article

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

    TUESDAY, May 3, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Breast milk may help promote brain growth in premature infants, a new study found.

    "The brains of babies born before their due dates usually are not fully developed," explained senior investigator Dr. Cynthia Rogers, an assistant professor of child...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Child Neurology:

    TUESDAY, May 3, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- While a U.S. government-funded job training program for people with autism has a high success rate, many who get jobs earn well below the federal poverty line, a new study finds.

    "We found that over half of the people with autism who used Vocationa...Full Article

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

    TUESDAY, May 3, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Teens with allergies or asthma who are heading for college later this year should begin preparing for the transition now, an expert says.

    "For most teens, going away to college marks their first time living independently," said Dr. David Stukus, a ...Full Article

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

    TUESDAY, May 3, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- When a pregnant woman gets vaccinated for the flu, the protection extends to her baby too, new research confirms.

    Babies 6 months and younger whose mothers had a flu vaccine during pregnancy were 70 percent less likely to have lab-confirmed flu tha...Full Article

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

    MONDAY, May 2, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- High school football players are more likely to suffer more symptoms after a concussion, and to need more recovery time than their college counterparts, a new study finds.

    But those who play in youth football leagues are the most likely to get back ...Full Article

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

    MONDAY, May 2, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The more teens see alcohol brands on TV shows, the greater the chances they'll choose those brands, a new study finds.

    Researchers looked at alcohol product placement on 10 popular TV shows. They found an average of two pl...Full Article

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

    MONDAY, May 2, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Small children riding in taxis often aren't in a car safety seat, putting them at risk for injury and death in an accident, U.S. researchers warn.

    All 50 states require young children to be in car safety seats when traveli...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Child Neurology:

    SATURDAY, April 30, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Children are being diagnosed with autism at younger ages since the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) made changes to their diagnosis guidelines in 2007, a new study says.

    The AAP guidelines now advise doctors to screen all children for autis...Full Article

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

    SATURDAY, April 30, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Children of gay fathers are as well-adjusted as kids of heterosexual parents, a new survey finds.

    Roughly 31,000 male couples are raising children in the United States, and little is known about the well-being of those kids, the researchers sai...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Child Neurology:

    SATURDAY, April 30, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Discovering that a child with autism has wandered away from the safety of home would be a terrifying moment for any parent.

    Now, a new study reports that one-third of children on the autism spectrum engage in wanderin...Full Article