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Pediatrics is a branch of medicine that deals with infants, children and adolescents and their diseases. A child's physician provides not only medical care for children who are acutely or chronically ill but also preventive health services for healthy children. This category includes news on childhood diseases and illnesses, parenting tips, learning and development, social skills, breastfeeding and infant care.
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Parents cite lack of need as reason for not getting kids flu shots

Sun, 10/02/2016 - 23:00
Despite the fact that influenza leads to more hospitalizations and deaths among children than any other vaccine-preventable disease, parents frequently decline vaccinating their children against...

Hypertension in children, teens linked to poorer cognitive skills

Fri, 09/30/2016 - 07:00
Researchers found that children and adolescents with high blood pressure performed worse on cognitive tests than those with normal blood pressure.

Pre-screening for young athletes at risk of sudden cardiac death: What works and what doesn't, and at what cost

Fri, 09/30/2016 - 05:00
Although rare, sudden cardiac death in young athletes raises serious concerns, especially because most victims report no warning symptoms.

Marasmus: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment

Thu, 09/29/2016 - 23:00
Marasmus is a form of malnutrition, caused by a shortage of protein and calories in the body. Learn more about its causes, symptoms, and treatment.

Much more than 'brain games': Clinician-delivered cognitive training improves multiple cognitive skills and general intelligence in children

Thu, 09/29/2016 - 07:00
The results of a randomized controlled trial, published in the September/October edition of the journal Applied Cognitive Psychology, support the efficacy of the ThinkRx one-on-one cognitive...

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