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Sunday, January 21, 2018

Posts Tagged ‘Arizona Chapter’

How to handle conflicting advice on infant care

conflicting advice on infant care

When it comes to finding trusted information on infant feeding, vaccines and sleep environments, where do new mothers get their information? Researchers at Boston Medical Center surveyed a nationally representative sample of 1,031 mothers of infants ages 2 to 6 months about advice they receive from doctors, nurses, family and media about pacifier use, breastfeeding, […]

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Which teens are at risk for firearm injuries?

teens, guns, firearm injuries, self-harm, teen suicide

The patient’s parents were blindsided. Not that their son found the gun and the bullets, but that he would actually load the weapon, turn it toward his head and pull the trigger. Phoenix Children’s Hospital physician Sara Bode, MD, was his pediatrician. She’d seen this young man grow up. Good family, well-educated, doing well in […]

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Going to college with chronic medical conditions

college with medical conditions, asthma, diabetes, depression, college students

For kids in college with chronic medical conditions such as asthma, diabetes, or depression, finding new health resources can be tough. According to a new study to be released in the November 2014 issue of Pediatrics, the journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), 20 percent of students attend college with chronic medical conditions, yet […]

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How adoption medicine supports families

Shay Patel was 20 months old when Heather and Himanshu Patel, of Florence, officially became his parents. Shay (pronounced “Shy”) was born in India, near Calcutta. The orphanage where he was cared for had limited medical information about him, though caregivers there knew his biological mother was young and that he had received oxygen and […]

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Can bullying cause nightmares? 

You detect some subtle changes in your child’s behavior. Something doesn’t seem right, especially when the talk turns to what is happening at school with friends. This has been going on for weeks. Recently, your child has awakened during the night, appears upset and agitated and has trouble going back to sleep. What’s going on? A new […]

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Parent preferences and goals influence ADHD treatment decisions

So you found a clinician, took your child for a thorough evaluation, and the diagnosis is in: Your child has ADD/ADHD. What’s next, in terms of a treatment plan? That depends on your goal for your child, and what your preferences are for treatment, says a new study to be published in the October 2013 […]

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Babies with reflux: How serious is it?

Fussy babies with reflux can be unsettled. They cry, they seem miserable, and that can make the early days of parenting absolutely exhausting. When is spitting up a cause for concern? In a recent clinical report, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) emphasized the importance of distinguishing between young patients with physiologic gastroesophageal reflux, or (GER) […]

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Mom, I’m itchy! The challenge of eczema

Eczema is persistent dry and inflammatory skin. The most common type of eczema in infants and children is atopic dermatitis, which consists of dry, red, itchy rough skin patches on the face and/or body, says Phoenix Children’s Hospital pediatric dermatologist Harper Price, M.D. Price, a member of the Arizona Chapter of the American Academy of […]

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Don’t pass the salt: kids and high blood pressure

A new study concludes that children with high sodium intake are at a greater risk for high blood pressure, just like adults. High blood pressure in children can cause serious health effects, such as hardening of the arteries, says Scottsdale obesity medicine specialist Robert Ziltzer, M.D. “Even more concerning is the possibility of heart disease […]

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AAP weighs in on new evidence for benefits of circumcision

New scientific evidence shows the health benefits of newborn male circumcision outweigh the risks of the procedure. But the benefits are not great enough to recommend routine circumcision for all newborn boys, says the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). “The decision on whether or not to circumcise should be made jointly by the parents with […]

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