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2014-08-25 08:27:09

"Matching" Gifts Benefit Moms with Premature Infants MCHENRY, Ill., Aug. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Instead of planning a traditional birthday party to celebrate her son's first birthday, Stephanie Wujick, a mother from Oldsmar, Fla., opted to rally friends and family to raise funds for a hospital-grade breastpump to donate to the Ronald McDonald House Central in St. Petersburg, Fla. This gift has special meaning to Stephanie, who stayed at the House while her now one-year-old son was...

2014-08-18 12:27:32

- Recipients will compete for public votes for a chance to win one of two Thriving Undergraduate and Graduate Scholar awards NORTH CHICAGO, Ill., Aug. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- AbbVie today announced the 40 outstanding students with cystic fibrosis (CF) who will each receive $2,500 to pursue their undergraduate or graduate school education during the 2014-2015 school year through the AbbVie CF Scholarship program. Voting for two of the 40 winners to earn the title of 2014 Thriving...

Babies Know The Difference Between Animate And Inanimate Objects: Study
2014-08-15 03:48:03

By Marc Weisblott, Concordia University Does a baby know that a dog can jump a fence while a school bus can’t? Can a toddler grasp that a cat can avoid colliding with a wall, while a table being pushed into a wall can’t? A new study from Concordia shows that infants as young as 10-months old can tell the difference between the kinds of paths naturally taken by a walking animal, compared to a moving car or piece of furniture. That’s important information because the ability to...

2014-08-14 23:06:05

Cystic fibrosis continues to be devastating for many people around the world. ChanTest is participating in global efforts to identify solutions – and publishing a new white paper to share these results. Cleveland, OH (PRWEB) August 14, 2014 With over 70,000 people suffering from cystic fibrosis (CF) worldwide, and 30,000 alone in the United States, the world is searching for impactful solutions to address the pain and suffering endured by people living with this debilitating disease....

2014-08-13 23:09:35

Music therapist works with infants in the Newborn Intensive Care Unit. St. Louis, MO (PRWEB) August 13, 2014 On the door of Jayce Skobel’s door in the Newborn Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at St. Louis Children’s Hospital hangs a sign that reads, “Limited stimulation.” Jayce was born October 21, 2013, weighing 1 pound, 2.5 ounces. Months later, he remains a very fragile, often anxious baby, who relies heavily on machines and medicine. But recently, his medical team introduced a...

2014-08-13 23:08:21

Quicken Loans has selected the Childress Institute for Pediatric Trauma as one of three charities to benefit from its “Paint Your Way to Dover” online contest, which coincides with the Childress Institute’s sixth anniversary and helps highlight the need for more support. Winston-Salem, NC (PRWEB) August 13, 2014 Quicken Loans has selected the Childress Institute for Pediatric Trauma as one of three charities to benefit from its “Paint Your Way to Dover” online contest that...

Preemies' Gut Bacteria May Depend More On Gestational Age Than Environmental Factors
2014-08-13 03:08:27

By Elizabethe Holland Durando, Washington University School of Medicine Scientists believe babies are born with digestive systems containing few or no bacteria. Their guts then quickly become colonized by microbes — good and bad — as they nurse or take bottles, receive medication and even as they are passed from one adoring relative to another. However, in infants born prematurely, researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have found that the population...

2014-08-12 16:27:29

CHICAGO, Aug. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- More than ever before, you may notice babies as young as 4 months old sporting decorated helmets. Though you may wonder if the baby has had a serious accident, in fact, the baby is probably in perfect health. The helmet is helping to reshape the baby's flat head and the effects last into adulthood. Cranial Technologies, the leader in the treatment of plagiocephaly (also referred to as flat head syndrome), is opening its third Illinois clinic on Aug. 12...

2014-08-07 20:24:34

CALGARY, Alberta, Aug. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Dr. Peter Nieman, FRCP, FAAP is recognized by Continental Who's Who as a 2014 Pinnacle Physician of the Year as a result of his role as a Pediatrician with his own practice, Peter Nieman FRCP, FAAP. Dr. Nieman has been practicing as a specialist with children for 27 years and has been a Pediatrician in Alberta since 1987. In addition to his medical experience, he is also a parent of four children. Dr. Nieman recognizes the challenges of...

2014-08-05 16:28:04

Georgia Department of Public Health Reminds Georgians of National Immunization Awareness Month ATLANTA, Aug. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- August is a busy month: planning the last family vacation, back-to-school shopping, registering for classes, moving off to college and school enrollment. Recognizing August as National Immunization Awareness Month (NIAM), Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) reminds Georgians to stay up-to-date and get a head start on vaccinations required for school....


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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