While lead exposure in the U.S. continues to fall, African American children living in poverty still have many times the risk of high lead exposure compared to white children.
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Child Health and Safety
Best prescription against obesity in children would be to encourage them to move more and to make sure they get enough sleep.
Common "strep" test is underused leading to over prescription of antibiotics that could lead to negative health effects for kids.
Children of lesbian families have no higher incidence of psychological or developmental problems than children in heterosexual families.
Poor children's health and access to life saving health measures are at risk due to proposed cuts in U.S. Foreign Assistance Budget.
Use of high humidity does not improve symptoms more than low humidity or mist for children with moderate to severe croup treated in the emergency department.
Children with two copies of the common genetic variation have a 24 fold increased risk of sudden death as infants.
A disturbance of a specific neurochemical can lead to sudden infant death syndrome, the primary cause of death before age 1 in the United States.
A mock drill study conducted in a third of North Carolina's hospital emergency departments (EDs) revealed that nearly all failed to properly stabilize seriously injured children during trauma simulations.
Children four and younger are more likely to be hospitalized after unintentionally swallowing medicines than all other unintentional injuries.
Children are especially vulnerable during times of disaster and acts of terrorism and pediatricians need to sufficiently participate in disaster planning to ensure that the unique needs of children are addressed.
Earlier detection of infant iron deficiency and treatment could prevent impaired mental development.
Research shows that and shows that cerebellar injury can have far reaching developmental consequences.
With the approval of a pediatric cardiologist, and after careful exercise testing, exercise is generally safe and tolerable for children with congenital heart defects.
Tests of healthy preterm infants younger than 12 weeks of age show prematurity to be independently associated with reduced lung function.
Morphine and Topical Anesthesia Found Effective in Treating Procedure-Related Pain in Newborn Infants
Intravenous morphine used alone or with topical tetracaine effectively reduced levels of pain in preterm newborn infants undergoing central line insertion procedures.
This video provides a valuable overview for first responders and hospital emergency personnel on decontaminating infants, children, and parents who have been exposed to dangerous chemical agents.
Premature infants given a common class of non prescription drugs used to treat acid reflux are slightly more likely to develop a potentially fatal bowel disorder.
Some parents may be left with two key questions: Should I have my child vaccinated against hepatitis A and if so, will my insurance cover the cost?
The majority of extremely low birth weight infants appear to be attaining similar levels of education, employment and independence as young adults, compared with normal birth weight infants.
Though many parents may never have heard of it, a severe and chronic condition called eosinophilic esophagitis (EE) is recognized by doctors as an emerging health problem for children.
Doctors at Duke Children's Hospital are treating the tight muscles caused by cerebral palsy with Botox injections.
Babies can look where an adult is looking but that it isn't easy, particularly at home where there are a lot of distractions.