- Safety Roundup Safety Roundup
In this week's Safety Roundup, stories of: a 16-year-old in Panama, Oklahoma who died when he was unintentionally shot by his 14-year-old friend while hunting. He was shot in the neck after the other teen tripped, causing his gun to fire [...]
- National Handwashing Awareness Week National Handwashing Awareness Week
"Spread the Word Not the Germs" That's the theme of this year's National Handwashing Awareness Week. Help spread the word by teaching your kids about hand awareness and "that putting your finger into your eye, nose or mouth is [...]
- Safety Roundup Safety Roundup
In this week's Safety Roundup, stories of: a teen in Clark County, Kentucky who was injured when he unintentionally shot himself in the hip while duck hunting with a group of other teenagers. a 14-year-old in Mayodan, North Carolina who [...]
- Happy Thanksgiving Happy Thanksgiving
Although it has been a tough year in terms of accidents, tragedies, and diseases, I hope that we can all look at the things that we can be thankful for today....Read Full Post
- Swine Flu Update - Forget the Talk of Hype Swine Flu Update - Forget the Talk of Hype
It is hard to believe that it has already been four years since the flu pandemic of 2009, when we were hit with the swine flu or new H1N1 flu virus strain....Read Full Post
American Academy of Pediatrics
- Some HeartStart AEDs deemed faulty [NEWS AND FEATURES] Some HeartStart AEDs deemed faulty [NEWS AND FEATURES]
- Dr. Hassink selected as AAP president-elect [NEWS AND FEATURES] Dr. Hassink selected as AAP president-elect [NEWS AND FEATURES]
- ADHD, medication rates in U.S. continue to rise [NEWS AND FEATURES] ADHD, medication rates in U.S. continue to rise [NEWS AND FEATURES]
- Why's and how's of judicious antibiotic prescribing for URIs [NEWS AND FEATURES] Why's and how's of judicious antibiotic prescribing for URIs [NEWS AND FEATURES]
- Perrigo recalls acetaminophen infant suspension liquid [NEWS AND FEATURES] Perrigo recalls acetaminophen infant suspension liquid [NEWS AND FEATURES]
- Severe respiratory dysrhythmia in rett syndrome treated with topiramate Severe respiratory dysrhythmia in rett syndrome treated with topiramate
Journal of Child Neurology
- The increasing incidence of adolescent bariatric surgery The increasing incidence of adolescent bariatric surgery
Journal of Pediatric Surgery
- Effects of stimulants on brain function in attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder: A systematic review and meta-analysis Effects of stimulants on brain function in attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder: A systematic review and meta-analysis
- Prevalence of 25-hydroxyvitamin D deficiency in Korean adolescents: association with age, season and parental vitamin D status Prevalence of 25-hydroxyvitamin D deficiency in Korean adolescents: association with age, season and parental vitamin D status
Public Health Nutrition
- Evidence of high rates of undiagnosed asthma in central Ohio elementary schoolchildren Evidence of high rates of undiagnosed asthma in central Ohio elementary schoolchildren
Journal of School Health
Med Page Today
- Air Pollution Within EU Limits Still Hazardous Air Pollution Within EU Limits Still Hazardous
(MedPage Today) -- European air quality standards have left urbanites at significant risk of an early death from traffic-related pollution, a meta-analysis suggested.
- Women’s MI Risks: Not All That Different Women’s MI Risks: Not All That Different
CHICAGO (MedPage Today) -- Although some studies indicate that women may have a greater risk of myocardial infarction or death because of atypical symptoms, a study using coronary computed tomography angiography indicates that bad outcomes [...]
- Bra as Emotional Eating Aid, Too Screwed: That's Improbable! Bra as Emotional Eating Aid, Too Screwed: That's Improbable!
(MedPage Today) -- Our weekly roundup of medical news from our friends at Improbable Research.
- Lab Notes: Camels, Coffee, Beer, and Probiotics Lab Notes: Camels, Coffee, Beer, and Probiotics
(MedPage Today) -- An antibody derived from a member of the camel family helped in mouse models of rheumatoid arthritis. Also this week, coffee and beer have different effects on telomere length, and probiotics may help in autism.
- FridayFeedback: ACA Prognosis FridayFeedback: ACA Prognosis
(MedPage Today) -- Six top health policy experts deliver their verdict about the outlook for the ACA rollout.
Medical News Today
- The presence of peers affects adolescents' reward-seeking behavior The presence of peers affects adolescents' reward-seeking behavior
It is well known that teenagers take risks - and when they do, they like to have company. Teens are five times likelier to be in a car accident when in a group than when driving alone, and likelier to commit a crime or drink alcohol when wi [...]
- Racial disparities revealed in pediatric liver transplant survival rates Racial disparities revealed in pediatric liver transplant survival rates
Novel research reveals racial and socioeconomic disparities among pediatric liver transplant patients. Findings published in Liver Transplantation, a journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases and the International [...]
- High-school seniors' use of crack and powder cocaine High-school seniors' use of crack and powder cocaine
The use of crack and powder cocaine both varies and overlaps among high school seniors, researchers at New York University and NYU Langone Medical Center have found. Their findings, which appear in the American Journal of Drug and Alcohol A [...]
- Almost 600 under-16s take up smoking each day in UK Almost 600 under-16s take up smoking each day in UK
Figures from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention state that each day, around 1,000 US teenagers under the age of 18 become daily cigarette smokers. Now, new research estimates that almost 600 children under the age of 16 begin sm [...]
- When it comes to teen sleep problems, social ties may be more important than biology When it comes to teen sleep problems, social ties may be more important than biology
Medical researchers point to developmental factors, specifically the decline of the sleep-inducing hormone melatonin, as an explanation for why children get less sleep as they become teenagers. But a new study suggests that social ties, inc [...]
- Ultrasound, CT Comparable to Detect Appendicitis in Children Ultrasound, CT Comparable to Detect Appendicitis in Children
Using ultrasound as the first diagnostic imaging technique to detect appendicitis in children produces comparable outcomes to CT with less radiation and without increasing hospital length of stay. Medscape Medical News
- Bartlett's 2013 Review: Advances in Infectious Diseases Bartlett's 2013 Review: Advances in Infectious Diseases
Keep up-to-date with Dr. John Bartlett's major infectious disease advances of 2013. Medscape Infectious Diseases
- National Data on Teen Psychotropic Use Released National Data on Teen Psychotropic Use Released
Approximately 6% of US teens report psychotropic medication use to treat conditions that range from ADHD and depression to psychosis. Medscape Medical News
- ADHD Diagnosis and Treatment in Kids Continues to Climb ADHD Diagnosis and Treatment in Kids Continues to Climb
During an 8-year period, an estimated 2 million more children in the US were diagnosed with ADHD, but almost 20% have gone untreated. Medscape Medical News
- AAP Guidance Tied to Less Intensive Bronchiolitis Management AAP Guidance Tied to Less Intensive Bronchiolitis Management
After the American Academy of Pediatrics published practice guidelines for bronchiolitis, pediatric use of chest radiography, steroids, and bronchodilators dropped significantly. Medscape Medical News
- Early lung infection exacerbates asthma risk in preterm birth children Early lung infection exacerbates asthma risk in preterm birth children
A Swedish study of children admitted to hospital within the first year of life for lung infection has found that the increased risk this poses for later development of asthma is exacerbated by low gestational age.
- Autumn-born children prone to asthma Autumn-born children prone to asthma
Month of birth closely correlates with the prevalence of bronchial asthma, a major study of Taiwanese children has found.
- Teenage girls with asthma need smoking cessation support Teenage girls with asthma need smoking cessation support
Researchers say that adolescent girls with asthma who smoke may need significant support to help them quit the habit.
- Childhood asthma, eczema linked to adolescent psychotic experiences Childhood asthma, eczema linked to adolescent psychotic experiences
UK research indicates that children with asthma and eczema are significantly more likely to have psychotic experiences during adolescence, boosting a previously reported relationship between schizophrenia and atopic disorders.
- Environment plays primary role in psychosis transition Environment plays primary role in psychosis transition
Research suggests that exposure to environmental risk factors may be necessary for individuals at genetically high risk for psychosis to transition from good health to the psychiatric disorder.
- Every hour, every day a child is taken to a hospital as injuries surge 22 percent Every hour, every day a child is taken to a hospital as injuries surge 22 percent
High chairs and booster seats are commonly used to help make feeding young children easier. Although most parents assume these products are safe, millions have been recalled in recent years, and injuries associated with their use continue t [...]
- Taking probiotics during pregnancy has no effect on asthma rate amoung infants Taking probiotics during pregnancy has no effect on asthma rate amoung infants
Taking probiotics has health benefits but preventing childhood asthma isn't one of them, shows newly published research led by medical scientists at the University of Alberta.
- Research roundup: 'Substantial' Medicare savings from avoiding ERs; new ways for primary care; trends in kids' fast food consumption Research roundup: 'Substantial' Medicare savings from avoiding ERs; new ways for primary care; trends in kids' fast food consumption
Some Medicare beneficiaries who place 911 calls to request an ambulance might safely be cared for in settings other than the emergency department at lower cost. Using 2005–09 Medicare claims data and a validated algorithm, we estimated that [...]
- Scientists identify gene encoding hormone to treat heart diseases Scientists identify gene encoding hormone to treat heart diseases
Scientists at A*STAR's Institute of Medical Biology (IMB) and Institute of Molecular and Cellular Biology (IMCB) have identified a gene encoding a hormone that could potentially be used as a therapeutic molecule to treat heart diseases.
- Imported measles poses a threat to health security Imported measles poses a threat to health security
Experts report that measles still poses a threat to public health in the U.S, despite vaccination having successfully eliminated the endemic since the 1960s.
Science Daily - Children's Health News
- Support needed for children losing parent at early age Support needed for children losing parent at early age
A study exploring the impact of early parental death has revealed the long-term damage and suffering that can be experienced by individuals in adult life if appropriate levels of support are not provided at the time of bereavement.
- New insight on relationship between parents, preschoolers and obesity New insight on relationship between parents, preschoolers and obesity
While sugary drinks, lack of exercise and genetics contribute to a growing number of overweight American children, new research reveals how a mom's eating habits and behavior at the dinner table can influence her preschooler's obesity risk.
- Experimental gene therapy treatment for Duchenne muscular dystrophy offers hope for youngster Experimental gene therapy treatment for Duchenne muscular dystrophy offers hope for youngster
Jacob Rutt is a bright 11-year-old who likes to draw detailed maps in his spare time. But the budding geographer has a hard time with physical skills most children take for granted -- running and climbing trees are beyond him, and even walk [...]
- Long-term side-effects of targeted therapies in pediatric cancer patients Long-term side-effects of targeted therapies in pediatric cancer patients
Already we know that molecularly targeted therapies may stunt the growth of pediatric patients, delay puberty or speed the onset of diabetes. And researchers are just now starting to ask about additional, sometimes unforeseen side-effects, [...]
- Children with ACL injuries require special treatment Children with ACL injuries require special treatment
Until a child's bones have fully matured (in girls, typically by age 14; in boys, age 16), an injury to the anterior cruciate ligament -- the primary, stabilizing ligament of the knee joint -- requires special consideration, treatment and c [...]
University of Arkansas
- Gayle Fiser Retires Gayle Fiser Retires
Gayle Fiser will retire from Children's University Medical Group (CUMG), where she has served as Director since it was founded in 1983. The Department of Pediatrics thanks her for her exemplary leadership and welcomes her successor, Cindy [...]
- AACF Honors Dr. Betty Lowe AACF Honors Dr. Betty Lowe
The late Dr. Betty Lowe will be honored at this year's Friend of Children Annual Luncheon, sponsored by Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families. The event will be held on December 9, 2013 at the Clinton Presidential Center.
- Arkansas - Top Great Place to Live Arkansas - Top Great Place to Live
Little Rock has been named number one on Kiplinger’s Personal Finance’s list of 10 Great Places to Live for 2013. The rankings place an emphasis on small and mid-size cities, considering metro areas with a population of one million or less [...]
- 2013 Student Teaching Awards 2013 Student Teaching Awards
The following are the recipients of the Department of Pediatrics Student Teaching Awards: - Dr. Andrew Dodgen, Resident Teacher of the Year- Dr. Erin Ulloa, Faculty Teacher of the Year
- March of Dimes honors Whit Hall March of Dimes honors Whit Hall
Dr. Whit Hall, Professor in the Department of Pediatrics, is the March of Dimes 2013 Honoree. He will be recognized at the Signature Chef Auction on October 24 at the Statehouse Convention Center.