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Pediatrics (INACTIVE)

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  • What treatment's best for hyperactive preschoolers?

    What treatment's best for hyperactive preschoolers?
    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Parents of preschoolers at risk for attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) may first want to try behavior training before they put their children on medications, suggests a new analysis of past studies. Researchers...
  • Teens and STIs: No reduction in sight

    Teens and STIs: No reduction in sight
    Recently, I was reviewing an alarming study in an issue of Pediatrics. The statistics only corroborated what I've seen in my own pediatric practice, where I take care of many adolescents. Despite our parental and societal "admonitions" not to have sex...
  • Too much TV for kids means poorer health

    Too much TV for kids means poorer health
    The average American child spends four to five hours a day in front of a screen—that's roughly one-third of their waking time either in front of a TV or a computer, and all that screen time could be adding up to poor health. The trend toward more...
  • Don't diet, bribe or beg

    Don't diet, bribe or beg
    When Oakland, Calif., mom Patricia Miranda's oldest son, Eduardo, was declared overweight and diagnosed with high cholesterol at age 5, she knew something about the family's eating habits had to change. But she didn't know where to start. "I never got...
  • Clamping down on CT scans for kids

    Clamping down on CT scans for kids
    Ferdousi Dawood was worried. Her daughter's headaches were excruciating, and prescription medicines and natural remedies had failed to make a difference. Now, a doctor at Children's Memorial Hospital was recommending a CT scan to peer inside the 10-year-...
  • Parents want access to docs via e-mail

    Parents want access to docs via e-mail
    As a native New Yorker living in Dundalk, Evelyn Lugo uses e-mail to keep in touch with friends and family in the Northeast. As an accounting student at Strayer University, she uses it to communicate with her professors. So as a parent, why shouldn't she...
  • Docs Offer Advice on Keeping Children Healthy

    Docs Offer Advice on Keeping Children Healthy
    Parents always want to listen to the pediatrician when a child is sick, but what do the pediatricians want parents to hear when the goal is to keep children well? We posed that question to three doctors - Dr. Joel B. Steinberg, professor of pediatrics at...
  • Children and heart disease risk

    Children and heart disease risk
    Signs of heart disease — generally thought to be a disease of middle age — can be seen even in children, cardiologists now know. But risk factors in children and young adults run the risk of being undetected and untreated, largely because of...
  • The skinny on helping children gain weight

    The skinny on helping children gain weight
    Today's pediatricians are far busier counseling overweight children. But underweight children - often fussy eaters who have little interest in food - can be just as frustrating and worrisome. Parents think they know the solution: more food. But that's...
  • Whooping cough still with us, still dangerous

    Whooping cough still with us, still dangerous
    Two days after her second son, Dylan, was born in 2005, Mariah Bianchi let out yet another deep-chested cough, this time in the hospital, where she was recovering from the delivery. She had been coughing for two weeks; she had coughed so badly that her...
  • Do boys need HPV vaccine?

    Do boys need HPV vaccine?
    On their next visit to the pediatrician, parents of adolescent boys may be asked if they want their sons to get an expensive vaccine they've never before considered—the HPV shot. Recently approved for boys, the three-dose immunization has been...
  • Obese children, government intervention

    Obese children, government intervention
    Marla Richter comes from, to use her term, a "fat family." Her mom was fat, as are her kids and most of her grandkids. So a recent case hit home: A 219-pound Cleveland third-grader was taken from his mother by child welfare officials, in part, because...