“It is imperative that educators consider the potential risk of bullying for both students with and without disabilities,” the researchers wrote. “Bullying has been shown to decrease learning outcomes for the students who are being bullied. This finding is particularly … Continue readingPosted in Uncategorized | Tagged bullying | Comments Off on Bullying in Learning Disabled Children
From the opinion pages of the New York Times: So here’s the short of it: At least a subset of autism — perhaps one-third, and very likely more — looks like a type of inflammatory disease. And it begins in … Continue readingPosted in Uncategorized | Tagged autism, inflammatory disease | Comments Off on Autism– Are We There Yet?
The Washington Post reports: The nation’s most influential pediatricians group says the health benefits of circumcision in newborn boys outweigh any risks and insurance companies should pay for it. In its latest policy statement on circumcision, a procedure that has … Continue readingPosted in Uncategorized | Tagged American Academy of Pediatrics, circumcision | Comments Off on AAP Policy on Circumcision
The CDC reports that smoking rates among high school and middle school students has decreased over the last 15 years. This is very good news, except that tobacco use is still very high in this age group. From the L.A. … Continue readingPosted in Uncategorized | Tagged smoking, tobacco, youth tobacco use | Comments Off on Youth Smoking Decreasing
As kids are heading back to school, David Beasley from Reuters reports: Most U.S. kindergartners received the recommended vaccines for measles and other preventable diseases during the 2011-12 school year, but local clusters of unvaccinated children still pose a health … Continue readingPosted in Uncategorized | Tagged CDC, immunizations, vaccines | Comments Off on Vaccines for Kindergartners
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Without a doubt, fever is a major cause of concern for parents. Pediatricians, not so much. Parents frequently ask: “When should I worry?” “How high can I let the fever go before I go to the emergency room?” Hopefully, the … Continue readingPosted in Uncategorized | Tagged fever | Comments Off on Fever Phobia
While it is well known that vitamin D plays a crucial role in proper mineralization of bone (and preventing rickets in children and osteoporosis in adults), its importance in promoting healthy immune function has only recently been appreciated. Now a … Continue readingPosted in Uncategorized | Tagged vitamin D | Comments Off on Vitamin D and Colds ← Older posts