Tag Archives: Childrens

Managing Children’s Fear, Anxiety in the Age of COVID-19

2020 Lifetime Achievement: Bill and Melinda Gates

What your doctor is reading on Medscape.com: MARCH 11, 2020 — With coronavirus disease (COVID-19) reaching epidemic proportions, many US children are growing increasingly anxious about what this means for their own health and safety and that of their friends and family. The constantly changing numbers of …

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Ex-Baltimore mayor sentenced to 3 years in prison for role in children’s book deal scandal

Catherine Pugh, who served as Baltimore mayor between 2016 and 2019, resigned last May.

Pugh, 69, pleaded guilty last fall to one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud, one count of conspiracy to defraud the United States and two counts of tax evasion tied to the scandal. The government had called for Pugh to be sentenced to 57 months — nearly five years …

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Opioids Overprescribed for Common Children’s Fracture, Study Says

News Picture: Opioids Overprescribed for Common Children

TUESDAY, Feb. 12, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Children who have surgery for a broken elbow may be overprescribed potentially addictive opioid painkillers, a new study finds. Overprescription includes giving kids too many opioids when they are sent home — raising the risk that any leftover meds will be “diverted” for …

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1 in 4 Gets Unneeded Antibiotics at Children’s Hospitals

News Picture: 1 in 4 Gets Unneeded Antibiotics at Children

FRIDAY, Feb. 7, 2020 (HealthDay News) — One-quarter of kids who receive antibiotics in U.S. children’s hospitals are given the drugs inappropriately, which increases the risk of antibiotic resistance, researchers say. “Antibiotic resistance is a growing danger to everyone; however, there is limited data on children,” said study co-author Dr. …

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Iowa, Mass. Lead U.S. in Children’s Health Care

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Report: Wide Variation in Children’s Health Care Seen Across the Map By Denise MannWebMD Health News Reviewed by Laura J. Martin, MD Feb. 2, 2011 — Children who grow up in New England and the Upper Midwest get better health care than children in other states, especially those who live …

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