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Terri and Joe Sparks were thrilled to learn they were expecting twins eight years ago but worried about exposing the future newborns to germs from their menagerie of dogs and cats. Terri's obstetrician, however, told the two pet lovers what a recent...
Tags: Immune System, Finland, Pets, Education, Medical Specialization
When Madeline "Maddie" Dardanes was a varsity cheerleader at Barrington High School, she suffered a torn ligament in her knee during a routine — and tumbled into a growing statistic that is getting more attention from doctors and safety advocates,...
Most parents know it well. The day when school is closed, children are home and the walls begin to close in around you by the hour. Throughout the winter, snow, cold temperatures and rain can leave children aimlessly searching for things to do inside...
If I could sum up my breast-feeding ordeal in one image, it would be me sitting in a hospital bed with one of my newborn sons cradled in my arms. Above me hovers the lactation consultant, her complexion dewy, her curls buoyant. She clearly hasn't...
Tags: Arts and Culture, University of Iowa, Weight, Science, Sociology
ReutersNEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Infections of the kidney, bladder and urethra happen in uncircumcised baby boys at ten times the rate of circumcised boys, and over a lifetime uncircumcised men are four times more likely to experience one, according to a new...
WGN NewsThe stunts are crowd pleasers at games, but cheerleading is drawing the attention of a different audience. Sports medicine experts say injuries are on the rise, and they'd like participants to play it safer. Caitlin Curry, former cheerleader: "I've...
ReutersNEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Two cups of cow's milk per day may be enough for most kids to have the recommended amount of vitamin D in their blood while maintaining a healthy iron level, suggests a new study. "One of the common questions I get from...
It just may take a village to combat childhood obesity. That's why institutions as diverse as Nemours Children's Hospital, Rollins College, Winter Park Health Foundation, "Sesame Street" and nearly two dozen local child-care centers have joined to...
Tags: Winter Park, Eatonville, Arts and Culture, Weight, Obesity
Miami Children's HospitalMany South Florida parents are surprised to learn that they are putting their young children at risk when riding in a car. But all too often, a child’s car seat is not installed and used correctly. Almost one-third of children ride in the wrong...
WDBJ7 ReporterA new recommendation by the American Academy of Pediatrics is raising eyebrows. It says pediatricians should prescibe emergency contraceptives like Plan B for girls ages 16 and under. The Academy says while teen pregnancies have declined, the pregnancy...
Leave it to some thoughtful physicians to put good medicine ahead of good politics. Last year, the Obama administration wrongly chose to limit access of teens to the emergency contraceptive pill known as Plan B. This week, pediatricians are urging their...
KIAHFrom The Center of Completely Obvious Studies, another completely obvious study revealing something you probably already knew, but couldn't confirm without the help of a study. So, here it is! Parents, the American Academy of Pediatrics suggests a direct...
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