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Zuckerberg Biohub Mapping All Human Cells to Fight Disease Zuckerberg Biohub Mapping All Human Cells to Fight Disease
Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, MD, a pediatrician, are investing $3 billion to help cure, prevent, or manage all disease.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pathology & Lab Medicine News Source Type: news

Needless Hospitalizations for Kids With Anaphylaxis Lower After Intervention Needless Hospitalizations for Kids With Anaphylaxis Lower After Intervention
Unnecessary hospitalizations for children with anaphylaxis have dropped following a multicomponent quality-improvement intervention at Boston Children's Hospital, according to a new report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Opioid Prescribing: Are New Laws Helping? Opioid Prescribing: Are New Laws Helping?
Dr William Basco comments on a study that evaluated whether state-level policies and laws on opioid prescribing have had any impact.Medscape Pediatrics (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics Viewpoint Source Type: news

Development and preliminary validation of the Paediatric Awareness Questionnaire for children and adolescents with traumatic brain injury - Lloyd O, Ownsworth T, Fleming J, Zimmer-Gembeck MJ.
There is a lack of validated measures for assessing self-awareness of deficits after pediatric traumatic brain injury (TBI). The current study aimed to develop and examine the psychometric properties of the Paediatric Awareness Questionnaire (PAQ), and inv... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 26, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Informing Clinical Practice Regarding Self-injury in Youth Informing Clinical Practice Regarding Self-injury in Youth
A better understanding of the most common reasons young people engage in nonsuicidal self-injury will help clinicians better assess the risk for this behavior.Journal of Pediatric Health Care (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics Journal Article Source Type: news

Handling Patients and Performance Enhancers
(MedPage Today) -- Even without evidence-based steroid treatment protocol (Source: MedPage Today Pediatrics)
Source: MedPage Today Pediatrics - May 26, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

Autism ’ s ‘ Worryingly ’ High Suicide Rates Spur Conference
Signs of depression may differ from those seen in general population, researcher says (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - May 25, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Pediatrics, Psychiatry, News, Source Type: news

Teasing Teens About Weight May Do Lasting Harm
They're more likely to be obese and struggle with emotional eating as adults, research finds (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - May 25, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Nutrition, News, Source Type: news

The 7 Injuries Doctors See Most On Summer Weekends
Warm weather and longer days will bring many Americans outdoors for cookouts, pool parties and more. But long weekends ― we’re looking at you, Memorial Day ― also lead to more trips to urgent care or even the emergency room, according to experts. In fact, a 2015 study from researchers at Brown University found that heat-related illness alone can ratchet emergency department visits in the summertime.  The risk for issues like drowning and sports injuries go up in the hotter seasons, according to Dr. Christopher M. McStay, chief of clinical operations and associate professor at the University of Colorado ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Caring for the female athlete: A guide for athletes, parents and coaches
Since the passage of Title IX of the Education Amendment of 1972, the number of girls competing in high school sports has increased from 295,000 to nearly 3.2 million, and more women are playing collegiate sports than ever before. As these numbers continue to rise, and girls and young women become more empowered through sports, awareness of the health issues specific to female athletes has become increasingly important. Dr. Kathryn Ackerman, medical director of Boston Children’s Female Athlete Program, and the program’s sports dietitian, Laura Moretti, share need-to-know information and offer str...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - May 25, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Maureen McCarthy Tags: Ask the Expert Female Athlete Program Kathryn Ackerman Laura Moretti Source Type: news

Boston Children ’ s Hospital Doubling Number Of Therapy Dogs
BOSTON (CBS) — Boston Children’s Hospital is celebrating the expansion of their pet therapy program. Thanks to a grant from PetSmart Charities for $360,300, the hospital will double the number of therapy dogs from 17 to 34. Therapy dog Molly visits a patient at Boston Children’s Hospital. (WBZ-TV) Since 2003, therapy dogs have made more than 12,000 patient visits at the hospital. Through the Pawprints program, four-legged friends make a huge difference for pediatric patients and their families, providing unconditional love during a tough time. Therapy dogs like Sophie help Boston Children’s Hospital...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - May 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health Local News Syndicated Local Boston Children's Hospital PetSmart therapy dogs Source Type: news

Do Daughters Bring Out a Dad ’ s ‘ Softer Side ’ ?
Study found men raising toddlers were more responsive, emotional with girls than boys (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - May 25, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Pediatrics, Psychiatry, News, Source Type: news

Oishei Children's hospital teams with AMR for new neonatal ambulances
Women& Children ’s Hospital of Buffalo has partnered with American Medical Response (AMR), the city’s emergency transportation provider, to unveil two new specialized ambulances to provide pediatric transport and neonatal care. Wrapped with graphics promoting this fall’s move to the new John R. Oishei Childr en’s Hospital site, the two vehicles are equipped with specialized machinery and tools not found in a typical emergency vehicle, said Allegra Jaros, hospital president. “It’s all… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - May 25, 2017 Category: Health Management Authors: Tracey Drury Source Type: news

Are All Those 'Fidget Spinners' Really Helping Kids?
Title: Are All Those 'Fidget Spinners' Really Helping Kids?Category: Health NewsCreated: 5/25/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 5/25/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General - May 25, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

Lessening Morbidity Associated With Fetal Alcohol Disorders Lessening Morbidity Associated With Fetal Alcohol Disorders
Explore strategies that may help prevent prenatal alcohol exposure and reduce morbidity associated with fetal alcohol syndrome disorders.Archives of Disease in Childhood (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics Journal Article Source Type: news

Community Violence and Physical Health Outcomes in Youth Community Violence and Physical Health Outcomes in Youth
How does exposure to community violence, either experienced directly or as a witness, influence physical health outcomes in children and adolescents?Journal of Pediatric Psychology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics Journal Article Source Type: news

FDA approval granted to pediatric device used to treat esophageal birth defect
(University of Chicago Medical Center) The US Food and Drug Administration has granted authorization for a magnetic device used to treat pediatric esophageal atresia, a birth defect that causes abnormal formation of the esophagus. The Flourish ™ Pediatric Esophageal Atresia device was created by University of Chicago Medicine assistant professor of radiology Mario Zaritzky, MD, in collaboration with Cook Medical. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 25, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Your Facebook obsession may be giving kids behavior issues
Pediatrics experts at universities in Michigan and Illinois suggest that interruptions from checking Facebook or texting during playtime could contribute to their child's sudden outbursts. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

German Court Favors Vaccination of Child in Parents' Dispute German Court Favors Vaccination of Child in Parents' Dispute
Germany's highest court ruled on Tuesday that a father could have his child vaccinated according to a schedule recommended by authorities even though the mother of the girl is opposed.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - May 24, 2017 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Epidemiologic pattern of paediatric supracondylar fractures of humerus in  a teaching hospital of rural India: A prospective study of 263 cases - Anjum R, Sharma V, Jindal R, Singh TP, Rathee N.
PURPOSE: This prospective study aimed to investigate the epidemiologic parameters of supracondylar humeral fractures in children admitted to a teaching institution of a developing country primarily catering to rural population, to find any preventable caus... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 24, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Lyme Disease: A Public Health Risk?
(MedPage Today) -- Lyme may be an overlooked public health problem (Source: MedPage Today Pediatrics)
Source: MedPage Today Pediatrics - May 24, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

Health Tip: Keep Newborns Safer
-- Hundreds of babies die every year from accidents that are completely preventable. What can parents do to prevent a tragedy? The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends: Whenever baby travels with you, always securely strap the infant into an... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 24, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Helping Ease Kids' Fears After Manchester Terror Attack
Title: Helping Ease Kids' Fears After Manchester Terror AttackCategory: Health NewsCreated: 5/23/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 5/24/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General - May 24, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

Health Tip: Keep Newborns Safer
Title: Health Tip: Keep Newborns SaferCategory: Health NewsCreated: 5/24/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 5/24/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General - May 24, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

1 in 5 U.S. Kids Killed in Crashes Not Restrained Properly
Title: 1 in 5 U.S. Kids Killed in Crashes Not Restrained ProperlyCategory: Health NewsCreated: 5/24/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 5/24/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General - May 24, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

Behavioral clinical trials in moderate to severe pediatric traumatic brain injury: challenges, potential solutions, and lessons learned - Wade SL, Kurowski BG.
The purpose of this commentary is to outline the challenges encountered when conducting clinical trials of interventions for pediatric traumatic brain injury (TBI) and share potential solutions for surmounting these issues. This commentary grows out of our... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 24, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

FDA Approves Immunotherapy for MSI-High or MMR-Deficient Tumors
The FDA has granted approval to pembrolizumab for pediatric and adult patients with microsatellite instability (MSI)-high or mismatch repair (MMR)-deficient solid tumors. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - May 24, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Ian Ingram Tags: News Practice & Policy Source Type: news

Pediatricians Need to Address Gun Violence (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Ask about children's access to firearms in course of care (Source: MedPage Today Emergency Medicine)
Source: MedPage Today Emergency Medicine - May 24, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Source Type: news

Health Care Heroes Awards - Finalists
Physician/Physician Practice Group Finalists Dr. Barunashish Brahma Medical Director, Neurospine Division Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Dr. Barunashish Brahma, medical director of the Neurospine Division at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, specializes in pediatric spine, brain tumors, Chiari malformations and hyperhidrosis. Brahma advanced from staff neurosurgeon to medical director in seven years. He serves as an adjunct assistant professor at Emory University School of Medicine and leads… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - May 24, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Tonya Layman Source Type: news

Health Care Heroes Awards - Finalists
Physician/Physician Practice Group Finalists Dr. Barunashish Brahma Medical Director, Neurospine Division Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Dr. Barunashish Brahma, medical director of the Neurospine Division at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, specializes in pediatric spine, brain tumors, Chiari malformations and hyperhidrosis. Brahma advanced from staff neurosurgeon to medical director in seven years. He serves as an adjunct assistant professor at Emory University School of Medicine and leads… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - May 24, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Tonya Layman Source Type: news

Surgeon rewarded by aiding infants
Repairing holes in the heart and correcting mitral valve stenosis in Atlanta ’s most fragile patients are all part of a typical workday for Dr. Subhadra Shashidharan. And the rewards come in the form of a smile. For this pediatric cardiac surgeon, there is nothing more heartwarming than the happy, smiling face of a baby that is recovering from heart surgery. “They are j ust happy. They don’t complain and they bounce back from surgery,” she said. “The technical aspects are challenging and… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - May 23, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Surgeon rewarded by aiding infants
Repairing holes in the heart and correcting mitral valve stenosis in Atlanta ’s most fragile patients are all part of a typical workday for Dr. Subhadra Shashidharan. And the rewards come in the form of a smile. For this pediatric cardiac surgeon, there is nothing more heartwarming than the happy, smiling face of a baby that is recovering from heart surgery. “They are j ust happy. They don’t complain and they bounce back from surgery,” she said. “The technical aspects are challenging and… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - May 23, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Source Type: news

Emergency Preparedness in the NICU (Neonatal Intensive Care Unit)
American Academy of Pediatrics. 05/12/2017 This one-hour webinar presents key issues in preparing to respond to a disaster that affects the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), and presents case studies and best practices that can help healthcare providers to prepare. The webinar is presented in concert with the release of the report on Disaster Preparedness in Neonatal Intensive Care Units, authored by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Committee on Fetus and Newborn and the Disaster Preparedness Advisory Council. (Video or Multimedia) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - May 23, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

AAP Guideline: No Fruit Juice for Infants AAP Guideline: No Fruit Juice for Infants
The Academy of Pediatrics has just released new recommendations on the appropriate consumption of fruit juice for infants, toddlers, and adolescents, with a nod to whole fruit over juices.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

CertaDose, the Revolutionary Children ’s Syringe Can Prevent Accidental Overdoses, Launches on Indiegogo
Denver, Colo. - CertaDose, an innovative syringe that addresses the most common type of medical error in children - medication dosing errors - launched today on Indiegogo. CertaDose is a fast, accurate and safe way to measure children’s medication and helps eliminate dosage errors, which medical experts believe to be the number one killer of children. Emergency Room Doctor Caleb Hernandez developed the CertaDose Syringe to provide a simple method to measure and confirm the correct dose for any infant or child. “Each year, 140,000 children are harmed and about 7,000 children die needlessly due to dosing err...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - May 23, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: CertaDose Tags: Patient Care Industry News Source Type: news

CertaDose, the Revolutionary Children ’s Syringe Can Prevent Accidental Overdoses, Launches on Indiegogo
Denver, Colo. - CertaDose, an innovative syringe that addresses the most common type of medical error in children - medication dosing errors - launched today on Indiegogo. CertaDose is a fast, accurate and safe way to measure children’s medication and helps eliminate dosage errors, which medical experts believe to be the number one killer of children. Emergency Room Doctor Caleb Hernandez developed the CertaDose Syringe to provide a simple method to measure and confirm the correct dose for any infant or child. “Each year, 140,000 children are harmed and about 7,000 children die needlessly due to dosing err...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - May 23, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: CertaDose Tags: Patient Care Industry News Source Type: news

FDA finds no health effects from gadolinium retention
There is no evidence that gadolinium remaining in the body after MRI contrast...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Gadolinium dosing calculator can guide MRI contrast use ACR disagrees with European gadolinium recommendation Pediatric radiology abandons linear gadolinium contrast Patient group campaigns for gadolinium research, answers Pull linear MRI contrast from market, European group saysComments: 5/23/2017 12:56:08 PMBlondebat I believe the FDA like a hole in the head. They have no credibility with me. (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - May 23, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

New Tests for Pediatric Sleep-Disordered Breathing Hold Promise New Tests for Pediatric Sleep-Disordered Breathing Hold Promise
Polysomnography remains the gold standard for diagnosing sleep-disordered breathing in children and adults, but several new tools hold promise for easier, less resource-intensive diagnoses, according to a new report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Helping Ease Kids ’ Fears After Manchester Terror Attack
Mental health experts say it's important for parents to encourage teens to follow through with their plans (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - May 23, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Pediatrics, Psychiatry, News, Source Type: news

You ’ re Less Apt to Fact - Check ‘ Fake News ’ When It ’ s on Social Media: Study
When users saw others looking at same report online, they were less likely to verify claims (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - May 23, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, News, Source Type: news

Exton firm advancing drug candidate to help 'butterfly children'
Fibrocell Science Inc., a Chester County gene and cell therapy company, is making progress on its experimental treatment to help “butterfly children.” The Exton company’s lead drug candidate, FCX-007, is being developed to treat a condition known as recessive dystrophic epidermolysis bullosa (RDEB). The rare skin disease afflicts an estimated 1,100 to 2,500 people, mostly children, nationwide. The condition prevents t he layers of skin from forming properly. As a result, pediatric patients… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - May 23, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: John George Source Type: news

Urgent Adverse Drug Events in Kids Urgent Adverse Drug Events in Kids
This study provides the answer.Medscape Pediatrics (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics Viewpoint Source Type: news

3 Key Lifestyle Factors Can Lower Breast Cancer Odds
Stay trim, exercise and cut back on drinking, review findings suggest (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - May 23, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Gynecology, Oncology, Pediatrics, Sports Medicine, Nutrition, Preventive Medicine, News, Source Type: news

City Life Tough on Teens ’ Mental Health
Kids raised in urban areas 40 percent more likely to report psychotic experiences, study finds (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - May 23, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Preventive Medicine, News, Source Type: news

Is your teen depressed? Seven tips for parents
Your daughter comes home from school, slams down her books and retreats to her room with a scowl. Since starting high school, you’ve noticed she’s been moody and irritable and her grades are starting to suffer. Should you be worried about depression? “Almost everyone goes through periods of feeling sad or irritable for usually brief periods of time,” says Dr. Oscar Bukstein, associate psychiatrist-in-chief and vice chairman of psychiatry at Boston Children’s Hospital. “What sets depression apart is the presence of distress or impairment that interferes with daily life.” Bukstein sa...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - May 23, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Ellen Greenlaw Tags: Diseases & Conditions Mental Health Teen Health adolescent depression child depression Dr. Oscar Bukstein Source Type: news

City Life Tough on Teens' Mental Health
Title: City Life Tough on Teens' Mental HealthCategory: Health NewsCreated: 5/23/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 5/23/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General - May 23, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

ACR 2017: Radiation dose varies in head CTs of children
A large analysis of pediatric head CT scans across the U.S. showed surprisingly...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Video from ECR 2016: Dr. Erich Sorantin on pediatric dose Sports-related head injuries spur avalanche of CT scans ARRS: Iterative recon cuts dose for pediatric head CT Wide-area CT delivers modest drop in pediatric dose MBIR halves CT dose in children, outperforming ASIR (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - May 23, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

New study examines child death rates in motor vehicle crashes by state
(Brigham and Women's Hospital) New research finds that an estimated 1,100 pediatric deaths could be averted over five years with an absolute 10 percent improvement in child restraint use. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 23, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

No fruit juice before child's first birthday, new guidance suggests
The American Academy of Pediatrics is putting more stringent guidelines on fruit juice for children. The association recommends that instead of juice, parents feed their kids whole fruits. Dr. Jon LaPook has more. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - May 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New Study Examines Child Death Rates in Motor Vehicle Crashes by State
Researchers estimate that 1,100 pediatric deaths could be averted over five years with an absolute 10 percent improvement in child restraint use (Source: BWH News)
Source: BWH News - May 23, 2017 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news