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Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Archive for the ‘Chronic disease’ Category

How to make an asthma action plan

An asthma action plan is a written worksheet tailored to meet the individual needs of children and teens with asthma. The plan lists specific asthma triggers and symptoms, along with medication names and correct dosages. When parents take the time to put an asthma action plan in place at school or day care, teachers or […]

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Video chats reduce stress for hospitalized kids

iPads, tablets, cell phones: Bring those devices to the hospital! A new study published in the July 2014 issue of Pediatrics, the journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics, shows that video chats reduce stress for hospitalized kids. What they asked: Researchers followed 232 children hospitalized for four days or more who were given access […]

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It’s Diabetes Alert Day: Take the test

Alert Day is a one-day “wake-up call,” asking Americans to take the Diabetes Risk Test to find out if they are at risk for developing type 2 diabetes.

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A road map for kids’ cardio risk

Cardiovascular disease may be rare in kids, but risk factors present in childhood can increase the chances that a child will develop heart disease as an adult. Because of these risks, new guidelines released online on Monday, November 14in the journal Pediatrics will give health care providers a “road map” to address all the major […]

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Helping college kids cope with diabetes

Managing diabetes in college can be tough. It can be a young person’s first crack at complete independence from mom and dad.

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A safe learning environment for kids with diabetes

Everyone, from bus drivers to teachers to administrators, has a role in helping students with diabetes succeed- and in keeping them safe.

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Tis the season – for flu shots

It’s a sure sign that summer is over when the “Flu Clinic” signs start popping up in front of pharmacies all over town. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has issued updated recommendations for the prevention and treatment of influenza in children. The policy statement will be published in the October 2010 print issue of […]

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Obesity rates still climbing for some girls

The prevalence of obesity continues to climb for black and Native American girls, according to a study that examined the health records of more than 8 million fifth-, seventh-, and ninth-grade students in California from 2001 through 2008. The study appears in the September issue of Pediatrics, the journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics. Obesity rates […]

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