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Parents usually dream of the day they can sit back and enjoy their grandchildren, not take the lead in raising them. Yet more often baby boomers find themselves as primary caregivers for their children's offspring. Pediatric nurses can help grandparents meet their grandchildren's healthcare needs without neglecting their own. Read more »
TBI places teens at higher risk of suicide, risky behaviors
Teens with TBI also are more likely to have sought counseling through a crisis help-line or to have been prescribed medication for anxiety, depression or both. Read more »
CDC: Births to younger teens decline, but remain too high
Although births to teens ages 15 to 17 have declined, they still represent more than a quarter of teen births, or nearly 1,700 a week. Read more »
Link between paternal obesity, ASD risk turns up in study
The study's lead investigator emphasized that the theory requires much more research before scientists can discuss possible causal relationships. Read more »
Study finds high rate of elevated cholesterol among children
Almost a third of kids screened for high cholesterol between the ages of 9 and 11 have borderline or high levels, potentially placing them at greater risk for future CVD. Read more »
CDC: Autism prevalence 30% higher than previously thought
The CDC estimates that 1 in 68 children (or 14.7 per 1,000 8-year-olds) in multiple communities in the U.S. has been identified with autism spectrum disorder. Read more »
Violent video games trigger aggressive cognition in children
A habit of playing violent video games was associated with long-term, self-reported aggressive behavior through increases in aggressive cognition. Read more »
Mental health conditions hospitalize almost 1 in 10 children
Nearly 10% of pediatric hospitalizations nationally were for a primary mental health diagnosis, according to a new analysis. Read more »
Study links environmental factors with autism prevalence
The researchers' hypothesis stems from the fact that every 1% increase in congenital malformations in a county was associated with a 283% increase in autism. Read more »
Data confirms bullying as risk factor for suicide among youth
Cyberbullying also appeared to be more strongly related to suicidal thoughts than traditional bullying, although data on cyberbullying was relatively limited. Read more »
Antbiotics a prime risk factor for C. difficile in children
The majority of C diff. infections occur among children in the community who recently took antibiotics prescribed in doctor's offices for other conditions Read more »


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