The nation's childhood immunization rates remain at or near record levels for routinely recommended vaccines.
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Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Ohio is reminding parents to make sure their kids' immunizations are up-to- date as part of their back to school preparations.
Parents who ask baby boomers or more elderly grandparents to care for their children for part of the day should be sure that the caregivers can hear well to assure that their children will be safe.
Edwards Lifesciences Corporation introduced ts Edwards PediaSat Oximetry Catheter, the first real-time, continuous ScvO2 monitoring device designed specifically for children. This new central venous catheter uses
Commercial insurance reimbursements for physician office visits have remained largely unchanged since 2001, resulting in rates that are increasingly lower than those set by Medicare.
A settlement in a federal lawsuit between child advocacy groups and the Michigan Department of Community Health is approved.
As parents are getting their children ready to go back to school, Wisconsin state health officials are encouraging parents to add health and safety lessons to their list of things to do.
Restless legs syndrome is a common problem in children 8 years of age and older in the United States and the United Kingdom, according to a new report from an international team of researchers.
Kansas students are not required to receive two doses of Varicella vaccination prior to enrolling for the 2007
Playground accidents are the leading cause of injury to children in elementary school.
Health experts consider immunizations to be the most successful and cost-effective public health tools parents can utilize to help protect their children against vaccine preventable diseases.
In light of the recent national recalls of products containing lead, the Central Ohio Poison Center at Columbus Children's Hospital offers advice to parents related to the need for testing of lead levels in children.
FDA has approved Zingo powder intradermal injection system, which provides rapid, topical, local analgesia to reduce the pain associated IV insertions or blood draws, in children.
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FDA and Abbott Laboratories are warning health care providers to be cautious in prescribing Abbott's antiretroviral drug Kaletra to children after the death of an infant who received an accidental overdose of the drug, the AP/Forbes reports. Abbott in an Aug. 6 letter, which was posted on FDA's Web site on Tuesday, said that children should receive no more than a five milliliter dose of Kaletra.
Children living in the custody of single fathers are less likely to have access to affordable health care.
A healthy, nutritious lunch is perhaps the most important item you can pack for your child on the first day of school and throughout the school year.