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2014-07-02 12:29:25

- New Monmouth County Location Marks Third New Jersey Practice - LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y., July 2, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- PM Pediatrics, an award-winning provider of specialized pediatric urgent care, serving patients from cradle through college, will open its doors in Holmdel, NJ on Monday, July 14. The new location marks PM Pediatrics' third New Jersey practice, and 11th overall in the New York Metropolitan area. The 4,770 square foot office is located at 2107 Route 35 at Holmdel Towne...

2014-07-02 12:28:44

Protect your child, your family, your school, and your community HARRISBURG, Pa., July 2, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- It has become a ritual for Pennsylvania parents preparing their children for the first day of kindergarten - school-required immunizations. Thanks to these required vaccinations, certain diseases have become very rare. "Parents play a significant role in the long-term health of their children by making sure they are vaccinated," said Bruce A. MacLeod, MD, 2014...

Little baby get an injection
2014-07-02 05:34:48

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Parents worried about having their children vaccinated take note: a new study published Tuesday in the journal Pediatrics has found that immunization-related side-effects are extremely rare, and that there is no evidence linking them to serious health issues such as leukemia or autism spectrum disorders (ASD). According to Liz Szabo of USA Today, researchers from Boston Children’s Hospital, the VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare...

2014-07-01 23:08:25

Request A Test is Offering a 5% Discount on Titer Testing in July 2014 - Use Promo Code TITER5 by July 31st to Save Brecksville, OH (PRWEB) July 01, 2014 This July, Request A Test, a leading national provider of direct to consumer lab testing is offering a 5% discount on titer testing. Customers can save by using promo code TITER5 when placing an order either online or over the phone. Titer blood testing is a simple way for a person to check their immunity to a variety of diseases. With...

2014-07-01 23:07:01

This report studies the newborn screening market by test type, technology, product, and geography. http://www.marketsandmarkets.com/Market-Reports/newborn-screening-market-141676244.html (PRWEB) July 01, 2014 The "Newborn Screening Market by Test Type (Dried Blood Spot, Hearing Screening, CCHD), Technology (Tandem Mass Spectrometry, Immunoassay, Enzyme Assay, Electrophoresis, Pulse-oximeter), Instrument, Accessories, Reagent & by Assay Kit – Global Forecast to 2019"...

2014-07-01 12:28:59

ROCKVILLE, Md., July 1, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Serious adverse events resulting from vaccines routinely used in the United States are rare, according to a report funded by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). The report, highlighted in the July issue of Pediatrics, provides the most comprehensive review to date of published studies on the safety of routine vaccines. "The use of vaccines ranks among the most significant public health achievements," said AHRQ...

2014-06-30 08:30:32

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, N.J., June 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- PTC Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: PTCT) today announced the initiation of a global confirmatory Phase 3 clinical trial of Translarna(TM) (ataluren), an investigational new drug, in patients with nonsense mutation cystic fibrosis (nmCF). Nonsense mutations within cystic fibrosis are categorized as Class I mutations, a severe form of CF that results in little or no production of the CFTR protein. The Phase 3 confirmatory trial is...

2014-06-28 04:20:59

Choosing a doctor for your newborn baby is one of the first important decisions that you will make as a parent and can be an intimidating process. Dr. Michael Gabriel, a Staten Island pediatrician gives his advice on the topic. BOHEMIA, N.Y., June 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Dr. Michael Gabriel of GPM Pediatrics, a Staten Island Pediatric Center, responds to an article, "Choosing a Doctor for your baby" published by Baby Center. The article answers many common questions that...

2014-06-27 12:26:11

Texas Children's Hospital, along with children and families from across the nation, convene on Capitol Hill to urge Congress to pass "ACE Kids Act of 2014" WASHINGTON, June 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Representatives Joe Barton (R-TX) and Kathy Castor (D-FL) announced they and distinguished colleagues have introduced the Advancing Care for Exceptional Kids Act of 2014 (H.R. 4930). "ACE Kids Act of 2014" would help coordinate care to ensure optimal outcomes for children with...

2014-06-27 04:21:19

Following a study that links academic performance with physical fitness, Dr. Michael Gabriel, a Staten Island pediatrician, gives his advice on the topic. BOHEMIA, N.Y., June 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Dr. Michael Gabriel of GPM Pediatrics, a Staten Island Pediatric Center, responds to an article, "Improving academic performance with physical fitness" published by Medical News Today. The article discusses a recent study scheduled for publication in The Journal of Pediatrics,...


Latest Pediatrics Reference Libraries

Cystic Fibrosis
2013-07-19 15:03:45

Cystic fibrosis, also called mucoviscidosis, is an autosomal recessive genetic disorder of the viscous secretions in the body. In turn, it effects the lungs, pancreas, liver, and intestines, as well as all other exocrine glands in the body. The most common genetic mutation that causes CF is a deletion of three nucleotides that results in a loss of phenylalanine, an amino acid at the 508th position on the protein. It should be noted, however, that there are over a thousand other mutations that...

Politzerization
2012-12-31 12:28:34

In 1861 Adam Politzer of Vienna spent much time studying the air movement in the Eustachian tubes and the ear canal. He would measure the air movement by attaching a manometer, a very large gauge, to the ear canal and the pharynx. He developed an apparatus known as the Politzer bag in 1863 which is a less invasive way to clear the Eustachian tubes. Procedure Politzerization, also known as the Politzer maneuver, is a medical procedure which inserts air in the middle ear while the patient...

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2011-02-23 20:42:46

Rotavirus is the most common cause of diarrhea among infants and young children and is one of several viruses that cause the stomach flu. It is in the family Reoviridae and is a genus of double-stranded RNA. Most children have been infected by the age of five. Each infection builds on previous immunity and thus subsequent infections are less severe and adults are rarely affected. The fives species of the virus are referred to as A, B, C, D, and E. Type A, which is the most common, causes more...

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2011-02-23 17:56:27

Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) causes respiratory tract infections and is a major cause of lower respiratory tract infection and hospital visits during infancy and childhood. For premature infants and infants with congenital heart disease there is a prophylactic medication. During winter months in temperate climates there is an annual epidemic. Infection in tropical climates is most common during the rainy season. 60% of infants, in the United States, are infected during their first...

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2011-02-22 18:09:06

The B19 virus, referred to as parvovirus B19, was first known human virus in the family of parvovirus. It causes a childhood rash called fifth disease or commonly called slapped cheek syndrome. Discovered in 1975 by Yvonne Cossart, the virus gained its name because it was found in well B19 of a large series of Petri dishes. The virus is mainly spread through infected respiratory droplets. Symptoms usually appear six days after exposure and last about a week. Patients aren't usually...

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mundungus
  • A stinking tobacco.
  • Offal; waste animal product; organic matter unfit for consumption.
This word comes from the Spanish 'mondongo,' tripe, entrails.