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By The Dispatch On Saturday, January 21st, 2017
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‘Early diagnosis and treatment of asthma may help prevent the childhood obesity epidemic’: USC researcher

New USC research finds that children with asthma were 51 percent more likely to become obese over the next decade compared to kids who did not have asthma. Image/OpenClipart-Vectors The study, published on Jan. More...

By Guest Author On Thursday, January 12th, 2017
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Syracuse Clinic Treats Head Lice with Hot Air

A head lice clinic in Syracuse, New York is taking a new approach to treatment: hot air. The treatment is designed to give patients an alternative to conventional treatments that include pesticide-based shampoos, More...

By The Dispatch On Wednesday, January 11th, 2017
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Florida Health Urges Vaccination as Flu Season Intensifies

With the 2016-2017 flu season in full swing and influenza activity increasing across the state, it is critical that all Floridians get the flu vaccine to protect against infection and help prevent the spread of More...

By Guest Author On Wednesday, January 11th, 2017
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The Best Career Paths Now You’ve Got Your BSN

Now that you’ve achieved your BSN, you have probably realized the world of opportunities which have opened to you – and it can be quite daunting. If you’re looking for some direction, here is a set of the More...

By Guest Author On Friday, October 28th, 2016
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Trampoline Accidents: Is Your Child at Risk?

Trampolines have long been a staple of outdoor childhood fun, but are they putting children’s health at risk? Physicians and other healthcare experts have answered with a resounding “Yes.” In fact, given that More...

By The Dispatch On Friday, September 16th, 2016
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Bath time: Dermatologists say a daily bath may not be necessary

For many families, bath time is a struggle. For this reason, many parents will be glad to know that a daily bath may not be necessary for their kids, according to dermatologists from the American Academy of Dermatology. Image/Kaz “Depending More...

By The Dispatch On Wednesday, November 4th, 2015
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Pediatrics: 21% of pediatricians dismiss families who refuse to vaccinate their children

One in five pediatricians dismiss families who refuse to vaccinate their children, according to findings published Monday in the journal Pediatrics and based on research by faculty from the University of Colorado More...

By The Dispatch On Tuesday, September 8th, 2015
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Conjoined twins, Acen and Apio Akello, successfully separated at Ohio hospital

Twin girls born joined at the pelvic and hip region are recovering after separation surgery Thursday, Sept. 3, at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. The girls are named Acen and Apio, but on Thursday they were carefully More...

By The Dispatch On Friday, January 16th, 2015
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Dr. Paul Offit to respond to anti-vaccine claims on Outbreak News Radio

LISTEN to the interview HERE Director of the Vaccine Education Center and a professor of pediatrics in the Division of Infectious Diseases at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Paul A. Offit, MD will appear More...

By Robert Herriman On Tuesday, December 16th, 2014
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Teen E-Cigarette use study results draws reactions from American Lung Association, Sen. Barbara Boxer

Released today, the government-sponsored Monitoring the Future survey is the first national survey to report data for 2014 and the first national survey to show teen use of e-cigarettes surpassing use of regular More...

By The Dispatch On Monday, November 24th, 2014
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Sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS): Brain abnormality found in group of SIDS cases

More than 40 percent of infants in a group who died of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) were found to have an abnormality in a key part of the brain, researchers report. The abnormality affects the hippocampus, More...

By The Dispatch On Thursday, November 13th, 2014
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More than 1 in 5 high school students use a tobacco product: CDC

Almost 23 percent of high school students currently use a tobacco product, according to new data published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in today’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR). More...

By The Dispatch On Sunday, October 26th, 2014
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Seven Halloween Tips for Parents of Children with Asthma

Halloween should be scary in a fun way. But an asthma attack can take the fun out of the night and make the scare far too real.  To keep this Halloween focused on tricks and treats, parents of kids with asthma More...

By Robert Herriman On Thursday, September 18th, 2014
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Taiwan: 9-year-old boy has a stroke, How common is pediatric stroke?

A report from the news source, Focus Taiwan today tells the story of a 9-year-old male child who suffered a stroke. It explains the child was a sedentary boy who played video games and ate a diet largely of foods More...

By The Dispatch On Thursday, July 24th, 2014
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The magnitude of risk for neonatal herpes from Jewish circumcision not well defined: Study

A rare procedure occasionally performed during Jewish circumcisions that involves direct oral suction is a likely source of  herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1) transmissions documented in infants between 1988 More...

By Guest Author On Friday, July 11th, 2014
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Dairy Farms Decrease Risk of Ailments In Children

A new study out of the University of Gothenburg indicates that increased time spent on farms, particularly ones that house milk-producing cattle, has beneficial impacts on the health of small children.  Specifically, More...

By The Dispatch On Friday, June 27th, 2014
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ACIP gives ‘thumbs up’ for use of nasal spray flu vaccine in kids

Image/CDC On Wednesday, the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) voted to recommend a preference for using the nasal spray flu vaccine (i.e., LAIV) instead of the flu shot (i.e., IIV) in healthy children More...

By The Dispatch On Thursday, June 12th, 2014
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Teen smoking in the US declines

Cigarette smoking rates among high school students have dropped to the lowest levels since the National Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) began in 1991, according to the 2013 resultsreleased today by the Centers More...

By The Dispatch On Thursday, June 5th, 2014
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E-cigarettes advertisements directed toward youth increase significantly: study

PRESS RELEASE RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C.— In the absence of the kind of federal regulations that apply to tobacco cigarettes, television advertising for e-cigarettes has increased two-fold for youth and three-fold More...

By The Dispatch On Thursday, April 24th, 2014
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Vaccines for Children program saved more than 700,000 kids in past two decades: CDC

PRESS RELEASE The CDC estimates that vaccinations will prevent more than 21 million hospitalizations and 732,000 deaths among children born in the last 20 years. Despite the U.S. immunization program’s success, More...


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