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2011-10-16 21:46:56

In new research, 30 percent of children hospitalized following a sledding injury suffered significant head injuries, and 10 percent of these children had a permanent disability.

2011-10-16 21:45:48

O. Marion Burton, MD, FAAP, president of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) will address attendees at 10:30 a.m. ET on Saturday,Oct. 15, 2011, at the AAP National Conference and Exhibition in Boston.

2011-10-16 21:44:46

When children are facing a life-threatening illness, bringing in palliative medicine specialists can help both the child and family improve the child's quality of life, for however long he or she lives.

2011-10-14 10:23:07

While parents commonly use the Internet to learn about pediatric health problems, little is known about how often they seek out this information, and how they use it prior to seeking medical care.

Many Parents Do Not Follow Vaccination Schedule
2011-10-03 10:24:36

More than one in ten parents use an “alternative” vaccination schedule for their young children, with many either delaying or skipping vaccinations altogether, putting their kids at serious risk.

Some Cartoons Damage Kids' Concentration And Self-Control
2011-09-12 08:33:13

A new study, published by the journal Pediatrics today found that watching "fast-paced, fantastical" cartoon programming can be a detriment to the attention spans of 4-year-old children.

2011-08-30 18:38:10

Analysis by Indiana University School of Medicine researchers of ten years of scientific studies has resulted in changes in American Academy of Pediatrics recommendations for how initial urinary tract infection in infants and toddlers is diagnosed and treated.


Word of the Day
sudarium
  • A handkerchief.
  • Specifically— The legendary sweat-cloth; the handkerchief of St. Veronica, according to tradition miraculously impressed with the mask of Christ; also, the napkin about Christ's head (Johu xx. 7).
  • In general, any miraculous portrait of Christ.
The word 'sudarium' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a handkerchief'.