Tag: "pediatricians" at medical news
Pediatricians must confront community-based threats to health
...ded several University of Rochester Medical Center pediatricians
and many of the recommendations and conclusions in...ield of pediatric community health. "In the past, pediatricians
focused solely on the patient and the treatment of disease," said Jeffrey Kaczorowski, M.D., a pedia...
It takes a village to improve the health of children
... of training programs and strategies for involving pediatricians
in community health issues. No single best-practice training model exists, nor should it, for each community and each residency training program is different in its resources and needs, the authors stress. "For residents and medical students, this ...
Simple questions may determine children's exposure to smoke
...The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that pediatricians
assess children's exposure to tobacco smoke beginning with their first doctor's visit. A simple, quick method for determining the child's risk is needed to facilitate that assessment in busy pediatric practices, the authors suggest. Judith A. Groner...
3 questions may provide good clues to smoke exposure
...nterpretation of this finding is that parents tell pediatricians
what they perceive is the 'socially desirable' res...ldren younger than 3 years of age, the period most pediatricians
acknowledge that children are most vulnerable. In addition to asking "Do you smoke?" the study says...
Scientists report strong evidence of alterations in blood samples of children with autism
...ast two decades parents, educators, scientists and pediatricians
have been alarmed by a dramatic and baffling rise in the prevalence of autism, which now affects as many as 1 in every 166 children. But diagnosing autism, a brain disorder that leaves children in apparent isolation from their families and communitie...
Majority of parents don't actively limit children's media time
...dia usage," Barkin said. "This study tells us that pediatricians
should educate parents about being more actively involved how their children use the media." Media exposure has been associated with aggression, fear, sleep disturbances, obesity and decreased attention. The survey was conducted by the Pediatric Re...
Research shows upbringing affects discipline choices
...scipline strategies were effective, and that means pediatricians
have an opportunity to talk with parents on this important issue," she said. "Discipline is a vital part of good parenting; teaching children appropriate behaviors, limits, and consequences for their actions. This helps them maneuver their way throug...
Overly tired teen? Sleepiness may signal serious health problem
...major adolescent health issue," Millman said. "But pediatricians
and parents may see only fatigue and not a more dangerous medical condition." But how can physicians tell the difference between a typically tired teen and one with a serious health problem? A physical exam can point up large tonsils or other causes ...
'Watch and wait' - a shift in approach to kids' ear infections
BOSTON--The most frequent reason pediatricians
prescribe antibioticsto young children is for an e...ns do resolve ontheir own. "Careful observation by pediatricians
and parents, sometimes called'watchful waiting,' would be a dramatic shift in treatment for a veryco...
Newly published summer camp health guideline advises parents, camp directors
...e, the AAP also recommends that its members -- the pediatricians
who treat many of America's children -- get involv...etes. But it recommends that camps work with local pediatricians
and health professionals to assess children's fitness to take part in such camps, and establish prog...
New program focuses on the sometimes neglected needs of siblings of sick children
...in Lebanon, New Hampshire. The authors urge other pediatricians
to develop similar interventions and incorporate the needs of the well siblings into treatment plans to prevent future emotional and behavioral problems....
New pediatrician workforce policy addresses growing challenges in health care
...reers in pediatrics, leading to an 18% increase in pediatricians
per child in the last decade; Increased reliance ...duates, with approximately one third of practicing pediatricians
attending medical school outside the U.S. and Canada; Limited improvement in the ethnic and raciall...
Pediatricians' opinions vary on reporting threshold for suspected child abuse
...ports that there is widespread inconsistency among pediatricians
in how they interpret their responsibility to repo... to examine how mandated reporters in this study, pediatricians
actually interpret and apply the threshold for mandated reporting. "We found that physicians have ...
Giving oxygen may do more harm than good, new report shows
...unaware, then internists, surgeons, obstetricians, pediatricians
and family physicians who are at the front line of treatment for most of the clinical conditions they describe are unlikely to be better informed," Dr. Macklem continues. "The magnitude of the risk now needs to be quantified by appropriate clinical t...
Pediatricians may fail to diagnose obesity in kids, Saint Louis University research shows
...ported in Pediatrics. "It's really important that pediatricians
identify overweight children during well-child visits and use that time to talk about healthy weight," says Sarah Barlow, M.D., MPH, assistant professor of pediatrics at Saint Louis University School of Medicine, and a study author. "The pediatrician...
Health experts urge counseling patients about dangers of second-hand smoke
...er will quit. As of now, the authors report that pediatricians
and family practitioners ask less than half of parents about SHS exposure in the home, and counsel only about one third of smoking parents about how SHS might hurt their children. Yet more people are affected by second-hand smoke than directly use t...
Many pediatricians say they would not continue care for families who refuse vaccines
CHICAGO More than one-third of pediatricians
say they would dismiss a family from their practic...ween parent and pediatrician may be weakened. Some pediatricians
may choose to end their participation in the care of children whose parents refuse vaccinations, the...
Amoxicillin use during infancy may be linked to tooth enamel defects
...stry and Columbus Children's Hospital, writes that pediatricians
have already reduced their use of amoxicillin to treat ear infections. "Looking back through decades on the repeated dental cautions about tetracycline, it took years and alternative drug choices to reshape clinical practice to reduce what was a far ...
Brenner Children's Hospital pediatrician says one symptom no longer a clear sign of child abuse
...ctims of child abuse as once thought, according to pediatricians
at Brenner Children's Hospital, part of Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center. Most pediatricians
have been trained to call social services if they discover a child with genital or anal warts to rep...
American Academy of Pediatrics awards top honors to leading child development expert at Brandeis
...f the United States; child analyst Anna Freud; and pediatricians
T. Berry Brazelton and Benjamin Spock, whose books...recognizes the very significant contributions that pediatricians
have made to our understanding of the psychological and social aspects of the development of the chi...
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