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Children Prenatally Exposed to Alcohol Have Academic Difficulties

Despite greater awareness of the dangers of prenatal exposure to alcohol, the rates of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders remain alarmingly high. This study evaluated academic achievement among children known to be prenatally exposed to maternal heavy alcohol consumption as compared to their peers without such exposure, and explored the brain regions that may underlie academic performance.

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teen driving, Teen Drivers, License, Driver, Driver Behavior, Driver's Licenses, Psychology, Parenting, Health Psychology

Study Finds Parents’ Perceptions Play Key Role in Teens’ Driving Preparedness

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Overall, parents believe their teens are safer than other drivers.

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Poison Prevention, Poison Control, poison control hotline, Children's Hospital Los Angeles, Toxicology, Pediatric Injuries, National Poison Prevention Week, Pediatrics, Child Safety, Injury Prevention

Five Ways to Protect Your Child From Household Poisons

More than 2 million poisonings are reported each year to poison centers across the United States, and half those calls involve children under 6. As part of National Poison Prevention Week CHLA pediatric medical toxicologist Cyrus Rangan, M.D. shares tips for preventing poisoning in the home.

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Breastfeeding, Child Health, Legislation, Maternal Health, Patient Education

Overcoming Workplace Barriers to Breastfeeding – Review and Recommendations in the Nurse Practitioner

For mothers of new infants, going back to work may pose a number of obstacles to continued breastfeeding. Workplace policies affecting the ability to breastfeed—and the role of nurse practitioners (NPs) in helping to overcome those obstacles—are the topic of a special article in The Nurse Practitioner, published by Wolters Kluwer.

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Preterm Births More Common in Mothers Who Are Cancer Survivors

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In a study published in the journal JAMA Oncology, UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center researchers report that women diagnosed and treated for cancer during their childbearing years more commonly gave birth prematurely, and to babies whose weights were below normal ranges. Cancer survivors also had a slightly higher rate of cesarean section deliveries.

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Asian American Students Have Strong Academic Support – but Is It Too Much?

Despite having the strongest academic support from parents, teachers, and friends, second-generation Asian American adolescents benefit much less from these supports than others, finds a study by NYU’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development.

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Autism, Families, Neurology, Psychiatry

Researchers Gain Insight Into Day-to-Day Lives of Parents Raising Children with Autism

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A new study by Waisman Center researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison looks at the daily experiences of the parents of children with autism spectrum disorder to provide a more detailed picture of the strengths and vulnerabilities of couples raising a child with ASD.

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Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and Academy Spokesperson Jennifer Bruning Can Speak to Media on Parents Modeling Good Eating Habits for Kids

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Blood Pressure, University of Montreal, Family Medicine, Misdiagnosis, Medical Devices, Hypertension, Death, Disability, Canada, Medication

Do You Really Have High Blood Pressure?

A study by researchers at the University of Montreal Hospital Research Centre (CRCHUM) shows that more than half of family doctors in Canada are still using manual devices to measure blood pressure, a dated technology that often leads to misdiagnosis.

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sick kids, sick children, sick day, Doctor Parent Communication, Doctor Advice, Pediatrician

Will the Doctor See Your Child Now?

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Parents often want medical advice when their child gets sick but only about half are very confident they can get a same day appointment with their child’s provider, a new national poll finds.







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