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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 »
CDC report highlights benefits of kids' vaccination program
In a new report, the CDC estimates that vaccinations will prevent more than 21 million hospitalizations and 732,000 deaths among children born in the last 20 years. Read more »
Report examines prevalence of behavioral meds use among kids
Among children ages 6 to 17, 7.5% used prescribed medication during the preceding six months for emotional or behavioral difficulties. Read more »
Introitus position not necessary for delayed cord clamping
Researchers tested whether the transfer of blood in delayed cord clamping procedures is affected by the position in which the baby is held immediately after birth. 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 »

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