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Caregivers Are Key In Protecting Kids' Dental Health
By Kathryn Doyle NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Many kids on Medicaid are not receiving dental care, and those who do often first show up with a dental emergency, according to a new study. Less than half of a group of four-year-olds the researchers followed had ever visited a dentist, and caregivers who neglected their own oral health tended to neglect that of their children too. "We know that both ... Thu, 24 Apr 2014 15:24:19 -0700

Local pediatricians: Codeine not effective treatment for children
It's not a surprise to local doctors that codeine now has the FDA's black box warning, cautioning doctors against writing prescriptions for the opiate painkiller. Mon, 21 Apr 2014 14:26:13 -0700

Medical Names and Faces
EXETER — Physicians from Core Pediatrics were named the top two pediatricians in the state in New Hampshire Magazine's 2014 Top Doctor's issue, which is on newsstands now. Sat, 19 Apr 2014 23:39:41 -0700

Dr. Michael Gabriel of Gabriel Pediatrics Gives Perspective on High Cholesterol in Children
In response to an article posted by Medical News Today, Dr. Michael Gabriel of GPM Pediatrics, a Brooklyn Pediatric Center, says that high cholesterol in children is worrisome and should not be overlooked ... Fri, 18 Apr 2014 07:30:00 -0700

Pediatricians Warn About Kids’ Use Of Touch Screens
“The American Academy of Pediatrics is unequivocal: If your kid is under 2, no screens. For older kids, two hours a day, max. Tue, 15 Apr 2014 08:40:24 -0700

Photo: Nap time for Woodland Park Zoo gorilla
And you thought pediatricians had it tough. A presumably brave team of veterinarians knocked out a Woodland Park Zoo gorilla recently to give the 420-pound silverback his physical. Vip, 35, was anesthetized and examined late last month at the zoo. Ten people lifted the damn, dirty ape onto the operating table. “Indeed, it was my first gorilla,” said Tammy Grubb, an assistant clinical professor ... Wed, 02 Apr 2014 14:45:50 -0700

The Problem with Mall Docs
Urgent-care clinics are springing up in retail stores across the country. There’s no doubt these clinics are convenient, but they leave room for a lot of problems. Tue, 01 Apr 2014 10:15:00 -0700

Two pediatricians win March of Dimes/Col. Harland D. Sanders Lifetime Achievement Award in Genetics
Two pediatricians whose research led to the need for early identification of and treatment of severe combined immunodeficiency (SCID) and its inclusion in newborn screening have received the March of Dimes/Col. Harland D. Sanders Lifetime Achievement Award in Genetics. Fri, 28 Mar 2014 22:44:13 -0700

Why do poor smoke more?
Megan Sandel and Renée Boynton-Jarrett say it's no wonder poor people smoke more. The stresses of living in poverty and Big Tobacco ad campaigns targeting their neighborhoods spur the habit. Thu, 27 Mar 2014 08:09:15 -0700

Why do poor people smoke more?
Crystal R. takes pictures of her neighborhood as part of Witnesses to Hunger. Among Crystal's photos of piles of trash, abandoned lots and barbed wire fences is a striking picture: large advertisements for "special prices" of cigarettes promising "Kool -- be true" that greet her on her way to shop for food. Thu, 27 Mar 2014 05:31:10 -0700

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