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Pediatrics (INACTIVE)

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  • Kids of gay and lesbian parents lag on insurance

    Kids of gay and lesbian parents lag on insurance
    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Kids with same-sex parents are less likely to have private insurance than those with opposite-sex married parents, according to a new study. But some of those differences go away when states allow same-sex marriage or civil...
  • Shriners' hospitals forged health care system built on compassion and commitment

    http://www.whatdoctorsknow.com In the early 1920s, a polio epidemic was sweeping the country, causing countless children to suffer, and their families to be faced with finding long-term medical care. At the same time, a fraternal organization, Shriners...
  • Mother needs advice to help overweight daughter

    Q: My daughter is 4-foot-7, and weighs 132 pounds. She also has high blood pressure and reflux. I've been trying to cut back on sugar drinks and fried food. Can you suggest any other changes to her eating plan to help? A: It's great that you're working...
  • The Medicine Cabinet-Ask the Harvard Experts: Auditory processing disorder can be difficult to diagnose

    Q: My 7-year-old son was recently diagnosed with auditory processing disorder. What can you tell me about this problem, and is this something he will outgrow? A: Here's what being diagnosed with auditory processing disorder means: While your son's...
  • Chewing gum, drinking something can help kids avoid ear pain on an airplane

    Q: Is there something you do for children before getting on an airplane to prevent ear pain? A: Many people get ear pain when they travel by plane. This is from pressure building up behind the eardrum, a membrane between the outer ear (ear canal) and the...
  • Co-sleeping prolongs breast-feeding but safety a concern, study says

    Co-sleeping prolongs breast-feeding but safety a concern, study says
    Two new studies, both released Monday, offer additional evidence — if any were really needed — that breast-feeding can be really, really difficult for mothers. In one analysis, published in the journal Pediatrics, researchers interviewed...
  • Teen advocacy groups ask FTC to block Facebook privacy changes

    SAN FRANCISCO -- A coalition of more than 20 public health, youth and consumer groups that advocate for the health and welfare of teens are raising concerns about the potential negative effects of proposed changes to Facebook's privacy policy and are...
  • Some good news about teen obesity rates

    Some good news about teen obesity rates
    It's little more than a glimmer of hope, but a comprehensive new report suggests that a trend toward healthier habits may have halted the rise of obesity among the nation's teens. In 2009 and 2010, American adolescents exercised more, watched less TV,...
  • Skipping meds linked to more hospital visits for kids

    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Kids and teens with asthma and type 1 diabetes often don't take their medication as prescribed, and those that skip doses are more likely to end up in the emergency room, according to a new review. More than half of children...
  • Trauma therapy may ease distress for mothers of preemies

    Trauma therapy may ease distress for mothers of preemies
    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - A type of therapy developed to treat victims of military trauma can help ease distress and depression among mothers of babies born prematurely, a new study finds. "Having a premature birth is an extremely traumatic event for...
  • Basic biology may explain higher death rates for boys

    Basic biology may explain higher death rates for boys
    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - It's known that women, as a group, outlive men, but the female survival advantage begins at birth and may stem from some fundamental vulnerability of boys, according to a new study. Researchers looking at U.S. national data on...