If you’ve learned that your newborn or young child has sickle cell disease, you — and other family members and friends — may have many questions. These days, most cases of sickle cell disease in the US are diagnosed through newborn screening. It’s important to make the diagnosis early, so that babies can be started… Continue reading Sickle cell disease in newborns and children: What families should know and do
It’s the first country to allow the Pfizer jab for this age group. Source link
Vaccines have been heralded as a key measure to slow the COVID-19 pandemic and one day bring it to an end. Every day, millions of American adults are receiving one of the authorized vaccines proven highly effective at preventing severe illness that might otherwise lead to hospitalizations and deaths. In the US, most people over… Continue reading COVID-19 vaccines for children and teens: What we do — and don’t — know
Coleen is back in the studio and joins Ruth, Janet and Brenda. She shares an update on life up North, including her incredible transformation and her new … source
If a 3-year-old finds a cookie on the table, chances are they are going to eat it. Even if it is made with marijuana or THC, CBD, or other components of cannabis. As more states have legalized the use of marijuana and an ever-widening range of derivative products, it’s not surprising that more children are… Continue reading Edibles and children: Poison center calls rise
A coroner has called for a change in the law after air pollution led to the death of a nine-year-old girl. Ella Adoo-Kissi-Debrah, who lived near the South Circular Road in Lewisham, south-east London, died in 2013. Responding to the report, Ella’s mother Rosamund Adoo- Kissi-Debrah told the BBC: “All children have a right to… Continue reading Air pollution: 'All children have the right to breathe clean air'
Jami Demuth is the mother of three children, ages 12, 14, and 16 — all of whom have attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Her parenting strategy? She encourages them to find ways to use their ADHD symptoms to their advantage.
“I tell my kids all the time, [ADHD] is your greatest superpower,” says Demuth.… Continue reading ADHD in Children: Focus on the Positives
MONDAY, April 5, 2021 (HealthDay News) – More than 40,000 U.S. kids have lost a parent to COVID-19 and the long-term impacts could be severe, experts warn.
Americans under age 65 account for about 1 in 5 COVID deaths. Of those, as many as 15% involve someone in their 50s and early 60s and… Continue reading About 40,000 U.S. Children Have Lost a Parent to COVID
Michael Osterholm, PhD, director, Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy, The University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN Brian Peters, CEO of the Michigan Hospital Association, Lansing, MI Ruth Lynfield, MD, State Epidemiologist, Minnesota Department of Health, Saint Paul, MN Natasha Bagdasarian, MD, Senior Public Health Physician, Michigan Department of Health & Human Services, Ann Arbor,… Continue reading Cases in Children Helping the Surge of COVID Variants
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