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Dr. Alice Heisler Hissey, medical director of the University of Maryland Medical Center's Behavioral Pediatrics Clinic who also was a consultant to city public schools, died Oct. 18 of pancreatic cancer at her Columbia home. The former Catonsville and...
Only 4 months and 4 days old, Becky Borchardt dozed off on her tummy on a couch at her child care provider's home. She never woke up. Since sudden infant death syndrome took Becky's life 21 years ago, her mother, Downers Grove resident Pam Borchardt, has...
Parents who feed their kids an organic diet may not be giving them the health advantage they think. There is no evidence eating organic foods cuts back on the risk of disease over the long-run, the American Academy of Pediatrics said in a report this...
For parents of children with food allergies, navigating everyday life can be like side-stepping land mines. Play dates, birthday parties and after-school activities all pose potentially life-threatening hazards. And there's Halloween, when candy...
CNNBoys in the United States are starting puberty earlier than ever, according to a new study publishing in the November issue of the journal Pediatrics. In the study, lead author Marcia Herman-Giddens from the University of North Carolina's School of...
Digital Media News EditorEl Centro Regional Medical Center now has solved some of the issues that moved certain patients in the obstetrics unit to other medical facilities after labor contract disputes with its pediatricians’ group caused OB to be closed for the last week....
Special to The Herald-MailAs a mother of two children younger than 2, Chancity Barnhart knows just how hard it can be for new parents to get a good night's sleep. The Hagerstown parent had her own challenges helping her first son to sleep on his own, and plenty of her friends...
Since time immemorial, contract disputes have had a way of dragging on and getting ugly. Yet, just as often both sides are amicably able to find a compromise and gladly get back to the task at hand. We hope that the impasse that is transpiring between...
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First-time parents may not always know how to care for their newborn's skin or recognize common conditions. Most problems resolve themselves, and the basic rule of thumb for washing and choosing products is to go with what's simple, says Dr. Kate B....
Staff WriterIt’s been two days since pediatricians servicing El Centro Regional Medical Center have been off the job following a contract impasse with the hospital, forcing ECRMC to outsource some of its services. The county was notified about the issue...
To really get a patient's attention, doctors say, you must start from where they are. And where they are these days may be on their phone or computer, tweeting, texting, posting on Facebook. But Twitter, blogs and text messaging aren't in the comfort...
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Some cash-strapped parents see group sports physicals or quick exams at walk-in clinics as a convenient and inexpensive way for students to meet health exam requirements before entering a new school or athletics. But pediatricians say they worry when...
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