Bio

Specialties:

  • Pediatric Nursing

Affiliation:

  • Sigma Theta Tau International

Activity

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

    FRIDAY, Aug. 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Many parents don't understand that the liquid nicotine used in electronic cigarettes poses a serious danger to young children, a new survey indicates.

    The liquid nicotine used in e-cigarettes is often fruit-flavored, which makes it appealing to yo...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Nutrition & Dietetics:

    THURSDAY, Aug. 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Most U.S. schools are offering healthier meals that feature more fruits and vegetables, more whole grains and less salt, a new government study reports.

    "School meals are healthier now than ever before. We've made real progress, but there is muc...Full Article

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

    THURSDAY, Aug. 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- More than nine out of 10 U.S. children entered kindergarten last school year protected with the proper immunizations, federal health officials reported Thursday.

    But, vaccination rates continue to lag in a number of states -- a worrisome findin...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Oncology:

    WEDNESDAY, Aug. 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Childhood cancer survivors who've had one stroke are at high risk for having another, a new study says.

    Researchers analyzed data from more than 14,300 people in the United States and Canada who were diagnosed with childhood cancers between 197...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatrics:

    WEDNESDAY, Aug. 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- More fruits and vegetables ended up in the garbage after the U.S. government introduced a rule requiring fruits and vegetables to be included with school lunches, a new study finds.

    What's more, the amount of fruits and vegetable eaten by kids ...Full Article

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

    TUESDAY, Aug. 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The clothing of parents and visitors may spread dangerous respiratory infections to infants in an neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), a Australian study suggests.

    Four percent of swabs taken from the personal clothing of caregivers and visitors ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatrics:

    MONDAY, Aug. 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Children who experience a brief drop in blood sugar right after birth may have a harder time with reading and math when they go to school, a new study suggests.

    The study, of nearly 1,400 fourth-graders, found that kids who had so-called "transie...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatrics:

    THURSDAY, Aug. 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Many parents aren't providing their babies with proper sun protection, a new small study finds.

    University of Miami researchers surveyed 95 parents, most of them black or Hispanic, and found that only about 15 percent knew American Academy of De...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Optometry:

    MONDAY, Aug. 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The rate of eye injuries among girls playing high school field hockey dropped dramatically after a national requirement for protective eyewear was passed, a new study reports.

    But the mandate doesn't cover all players. And, the study found that th...Full Article

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

    MONDAY, Aug. 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval of the drug Promacta (eltrombopag) has been expanded to include children one year and older with a rare blood disorder called chronic immune thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP).

    ITP is characterized by a low b...Full Article

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

    WEDNESDAY, Aug. 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Infants at high risk for peanut allergies should be given foods containing peanuts before they reach the age of 1 year, a new consensus statement from 10 medical groups states.

    The interim guidance, which runs counter to conventional thought, w...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Neurology:

    WEDNESDAY, Aug. 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Marijuana's potential effect on brain structure remains a subject of intense scientific scrutiny, but mixed results have emerged from two of the latest studies on the topic.

    Researchers in one study have concluded that marijuana use likely does...Full Article

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

    FRIDAY, Aug. 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- College football players are much more likely to suffer injuries during weeks when they're taking tests than during training camp, a new study finds.

    Added stress is the culprit, said study author Bryan Mann.

    "Stress is systemic," explain...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Child & Adolescent Psychiatry:

    MONDAY, Aug. 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Family problems early in life might raise boys' risk of depression and anxiety, which is also tied to altered brain structure in their late teens and early 20s, a new study suggests.

    But the findings have a bright side, one researcher said.

    <...Full Article
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    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatrics:

    FRIDAY, Aug. 14, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Teens who volunteer, belong to after-school clubs and have positive role models and strong adult support at school are more likely to be physically active and less likely to be overweight or obese, a new study finds.

    But minority or low-income tee...Full Article