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2014-05-06 08:33:39

- Medela Expands Neonatal Services and Solutions to Support More At-Risk Infants - MCHENRY, Ill., May 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Medela today announced the signing of an agreement to acquire the enteral feeding assets of Acacia, Inc., a Brea, Calif.-based company that designs and produces a line of high-quality neonatal feeding devices. The acquisition, which is expected to be finalized in the coming weeks, further expands Medela's commitment and leadership in feeding solutions for...

2014-05-05 11:27:52

Supine sleeping, which reduces risk of sudden infant death syndrome, less common among preterm infants than babies born on time Since 1994, parents have been urged to put their babies to sleep on their backs to reduce the risk of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS). It appears many caregivers have not gotten the message, and health care providers have not done enough to educate families. Rates of supine sleeping (being placed on the back for sleep) are as low as 50 percent in some...

2014-05-05 11:24:57

Twenty-edight percent of Hispanic mothers share a bed with their babies; 22 percent of black mothers put infants to sleep on their stomachs Each year, 4,000 babies die unexpectedly during sleep time from sudden infant death syndrome, accidental suffocation or unknown causes. To keep infants safe, the American Academy of Pediatrics advises caregivers to put babies to sleep on their backs and avoid sharing a bed, among other practices. Many families, however, are not following this...

2014-05-05 11:20:07

Experts gather at Pediatric Academic Societies meeting to discuss consequences of childhood poverty -- and potential solutions Pediatricians, social scientists, economists and policy experts will come together on Saturday, May 3, to discuss the critical problem that childhood poverty presents in the U.S. – and steps to end poverty. The group will take part in a state-of the-art plenary session titled 'Childhood Poverty and Its Consequences: Potential Solutions," at the Pediatric...

2014-05-02 23:00:56

Retailers embrace “May is for Miracles” as a Month of Giving to benefit Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. Several major outlets will be raising funds this month through Miracle Balloon sales and other opportunities to provide hospitals with needed donations to supply pediatric patients with the best possible medical care. Salt Lake City, UT (PRWEB) May 02, 2014 Miracle Balloons and special offers have taken off at several major retailers this month, each with the opportunity to...

2014-04-30 23:19:42

HealthyChildren.org, the official parent web site of the American Academy of Pediatrics, celebrates Mother's Day by giving registered users a chance to relax and take a day off with a $200 Spa Gift Card! Chicago, IL (PRWEB) April 30, 2014 HealthyChildren.org, the official American Academy of Pediatrics website for parents, celebrates Mother's Day by giving registered users a chance to relax and take a day off with a $200 Spa Gift Card, good for a massage, facial, yoga class, and...

2014-04-30 23:03:07

Further study this April from an initial study published on January 14, 2014 at MetroMD Institute of Regenerative Medicine regarding Human Growth Hormone Therapy, alternatively known as HGH Therapy, shows how it improves short stature in children, http://metromd.net/sermorelin-hgh-the-newest-measure-for-treating-children-of-short-stature/. In 2003, growth hormone therapy was approved in United States for children with idiopathic short stature with a height at or higher than 2.25 standard...

Estimating Baby’s Size Gets More Accurate
2014-04-29 03:05:20

Michigan State University New Michigan State University research aims to help doctors estimate the size of newborns with a new set of birth weight measurements based on birth records from across the country. “More than 7 million records were reviewed,” said Nicole Talge, an assistant professor in MSU’s Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, who co-led the study which is now available in the journal Pediatrics. “Our research looked at live births in the United States...

2014-04-25 12:26:47

ROCKVILLE, Md., April 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Association of Immunization Managers (AIM), representing the 64 federally-funded state, territorial and large urban area immunization programs, applauds the American Academy of Arts & Sciences' report calling for more research on parental trust in vaccines. AIM supports efforts to promote vaccine confidence and reduce the number of parents choosing not to vaccinate their children or to delay vaccination. The American...

2014-04-25 08:27:29

National Infant Immunization Week is April 26 - May 3, 2014 ATLANTA, April 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- National Infant Immunization Week (NIIW) is April 26 - May 3, 2014, and the Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) urges all Georgians to protect infants from vaccine-preventable diseases by getting them vaccinated on time, every time. "Vaccinating your infant is the best way to protect them from serious illnesses like whooping cough and measles," said Steven Mitchell, Director of...


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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endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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