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2011-07-05 12:55:41

Children with a parent who was deployed in the U.S. military efforts Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) and Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) for longer periods were more likely than children whose parents did not deploy to receive a diagnosis of a mental health problem, according to a report published Online First today by Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. According to background information in the article, previous research has attributed...

2011-06-07 15:11:00

PHILADELPHIA, June 7, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Teenage girls are almost four times more likely to be tested for sexually transmitted infections (STI) when doctors ask patients with abdominal symptoms about their sexual history during visits to a pediatric emergency department, according to a study by The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. The results, published online by the journal Pediatrics, found almost 20 percent of patients who arrived at the emergency department with...

2011-05-03 00:00:03

A study documents reduction in hospital mortality over ten years in a children's hospital without a Pediatric Emergency Medical Team (PMET), according to a report in the May issue of Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. Hospital-based PMETs have been advocated as an approach to reduce rates of in-hospital cardiopulmonary arrest and mortality (death) among children. Several previous studies that have evaluated outcomes before and after...

2011-05-02 16:54:00

Federal budget cuts threaten training program necessary to fill growing specialist gap, meet increasing patient need BOSTON, May 2, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As Washington looks for ways to trim budget costs, one of the programs facing continued threats of cuts or elimination is the Children's Hospitals Graduate Medical Education (CHGME) Program, a program administered by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) that provides federal funds to freestanding children's...

2011-04-05 15:26:44

For women, having a male partner who exhibits controlling behaviors such as limiting contact with friends and insisting on knowing one's whereabouts at all times, may be associated with increased physical and sexual relationship violence. However, young women experiencing these behaviors are more hesitant to answer questions about relationship violence"”a fact that presents challenges for healthcare providers and others seeking to assist woman who are at risk. The study conducted at...

2011-04-05 00:23:31

Researchers call for more cross-training, less early sports specialization, and early recognition of fractures Children are urged to participate in sports at younger and younger ages and at greater levels of intensity. While weight-bearing activity is generally thought to increase bone density, a study from Children's Hospital Boston finds that for preadolescent and adolescent girls, too much high-impact activity can lead to stress fractures. If these are detected too late in children and...

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2011-04-04 23:47:28

Adolescents who spend more time listening to music are far more likely to have major depressive disorder, while young people who spend more time reading books are far less likely to have such a diagnosis, according to a University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine study published in the April edition of the journal Archives of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine.The findings add to the growing body of research linking emotional health to media exposure. The study was unique in that it was one of...

2011-03-08 02:49:40

A study published in the March 2011 Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine shows that Massachusetts' new court-ordered mental health screening and intervention program led to more children being identified as behaviorally and emotionally at risk. The program is called the Children's Behavioral Health Initiative (CBHI). The study, led by researchers from MassGeneral Hospital for Children (MGHfC), looked at Medicaid well-child visits that included behavioral screens from 2008-2009. They...

2011-02-28 14:10:12

Children who are placed with a relative because of mistreatment at home fare better in some areas than those placed in foster care, but they may have a higher risk of substance use and teenage pregnancy. The findings by researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center, which appear in the February issue of the Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, also show that relatives "“ also known as kinship caregivers "“ receive fewer support services than foster parents. Dr. Glenn...


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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