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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,...

2014-06-26 23:13:17

Dr. Hatem Elhagaly M.D., a board certified pediatrician by the American Board of Pediatrics now offers pediatric services in his new office location in Clifton, NJ. Clifton, New Jersey (PRWEB) June 26, 2014 Dr. Hatem Elhagaly M.D., a leading pediatrician in New Jersey now offers medical and pediatric services in his new office located at 1135 Main Ave Clifton New Jersey 07011. With a growing client base in New Jersey, the doctor felt that his practice had outgrown the old medical office....

2014-06-26 04:21:11

Letting your child know they are going to be an older sister or brother can be an intimidating conversation. Dr. Michael Gabriel, a Staten Island pediatrician, gives his advice on how parents should approach the issue. BOHEMIA, N.Y., June 26, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Dr. Michael Gabriel or GPM Pediatrics, a Staten Island pediatrics center, comments on the article, "New sibling: Preparing your older child" published by Mayo Clinic, which discusses how to prepare children to be an...

2014-06-25 12:42:54

Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario Research Institute Pediatric emergency medicine researchers at the Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) together with the Ontario Neurotrauma Foundation (ONF) today launch the first comprehensive pediatric concussion guidelines. "There have been recommendations and policies on concussion available in the past, but they tend to have focused on sports-related injury and not on children and youth," said Dr. Roger Zemek, project leader,...

2014-06-25 12:30:24

DALLAS, June 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- According to a new market research report, "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 & Assay Kit - Global Forecast to 2019" by MarketsandMarkets, The global Newborn Screening Market was valued at an estimated $438.9 million in 2013 and is expected to reach $819.6...

2014-06-25 10:12:46

BMJ-British Medical Journal Research: Whooping cough in school age children presenting with persistent cough in UK primary care after introduction of the preschool pertussis booster vaccination: prospective cohort study Whooping cough has been found in a fifth of UK school age children visiting their doctor with a persistent cough, even though most have been fully vaccinated, finds a study published on bmj.com today. Before the preschool pertussis booster vaccination had been...

2014-06-25 08:31:47

Pacific Northwest-based independent pediatricians group blazes new trail managing children's health community-wide ATLANTA, June 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Wellcentive, the industry forerunner in end-to-end population health management (PHM) for healthcare organizations, proudly congratulates the Children's Health Alliance (CHA) on being presented Health Data Management's top honor for the Analytics All Stars Award for Population Health Project of the Year. The magazine's inaugural...

2014-06-20 23:01:53

Childhood obesity, mental health and infant mortality are the top pediatric health concerns according to the findings of the 2014 Community Health Needs Assessment released June 20, 2014 by Dayton Children’s Hospital. Dayton, Ohio (PRWEB) June 20, 2014 Childhood obesity, mental health and infant mortality are the top pediatric health concerns according to the findings of the 2014 Community Health Needs Assessment released today by Dayton Children’s Hospital. Conducted every three...

2014-06-20 20:20:52

Travel medicine from the doctors at Santa Monica Pediatrics and Adult Medicine provides essential care and peace-of-mind to those heading abroad. LOS ANGELES, June 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Summer is very nearly officially upon us. For many, it brings with it a slower work schedule and/or an extended break from school that makes the season ideal for traveling abroad. There are many necessary steps one should take before trip to a foreign land, but one that should never be glossed over...

2014-06-17 08:29:40

WARRINGTON, Pa., June 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Discovery Laboratories, Inc. (NASDAQ: DSCO) today announced that it has been awarded the final $1.9 million of a $2.4 million Fast Track Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Grant from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This award will provide support for the ongoing phase 2a clinical trial for AEROSURF®, Discovery Labs' investigational combination drug/device product....


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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Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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