Pediatrics

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Study: Acetaminophen During Pregnancy Linked To Childhood ADHD

If you don’t recognize the name acetaminophen it’s the active ingredient listed on the back of every bottle of Tylenol and it is the drug most commonly used by pregnant women. A new study may have some women thinking twice about taking the medication.

CBSDFW.COM–02/24/2014

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New Breast Milk Policy Planned For Online Exchange

An online breast milk exchange linked to bacteria contamination says it is changing its policies. Researchers found high amounts of bacteria that could potentially sicken babies in three-fourths of samples they bought from women who advertised on the popular website, Only the Breast.

10/21/2013

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Some Worried ACA Will Worsen Doctor Shortage

For many North Texans the months-long wait times for a doctor’s appointment has become the norm and all this is before the Affordable Care Act extends coverage to possibly millions more Americans.

CBS 11–10/04/2013

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New North Texas Clinics Providing Neighborhood Kid Care

This year alone, 150,000 children will make a trip to the emergency room at Children’s Medical Center Dallas. But the hospital says some of those youngsters could be treated more quickly, and at a lower cost, closer to home.

CBSDFW.COM–09/20/2013

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Parents Using Hormone Supplement To Get Kids To Sleep

Most days things go smoothly for North Texas mom Amee Calloway, but nighttime — that’s another matter. Amee had a hard time getting her oldest son to sleep, then her pediatrician gave her some unexpected advice.

CBS 11–08/27/2013

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Study: More Children Experiencing Choking Incidents

Statistics show that food related choking incidents in children are on the rise. According to a new study by the American Academy of Pediatrics, choking is the leading cause of childhood injuries showing up in emergency rooms.

CBSDFW.COM–07/30/2013

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Many Parents Turning To Retail Clinics For Pediatric Care

The price of taking a child to a doctor’s office has become so expensive that some moms and dads are opting to take their kids to retail clinics for medical care.

CBSDFW.COM–07/24/2013

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New Urgent Care Center Offers Hope Of Shorter ER Times

Starting today it could very well be easier for children in Tarrant County to get medical care. This morning Cook Children’s Medical Center in Fort Worth opened the doors today on a new urgent care center, meant to relieve pressure on hospital emergency room.

CBSDFW.COM–06/03/2013

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Study: Too Much TV Leads To Aggressive, Anti-Social Behavior In Kids

A new study appearing in the Journal Pediatrics suggests kids who watch too much TV can develop antisocial traits and become more aggressive.

CBS 11–02/18/2013

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Young Boys Struggle With Body Image, Too

A new study in the journal “Pediatrics” found more than 40 percent of middle and high school age boys exercised regularly to build muscle mass. Thirty four percent reported using protein powders or shakes. Ten percent used another muscle enhancing substance. Almost six percent admitted they had tried steroids.

CBS 11–11/19/2012

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Pediatricians Offer First Report On Organic Foods

Parents who want to reduce their kids’ exposure to pesticides may seek out organic fruits and vegetables, but they aren’t necessarily safer or more nutritious than conventional foods.

10/22/2012

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Docs At Odds Over Kids’ Cholesterol Test Guidelines

Should all U.S. children get tested for high cholesterol? Doctors are still debating that question months after a government-appointed panel recommended widespread screening that would lead to prescribing medicine for some kids.

07/23/2012

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