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AUG 21, 2014 - Huffington Post

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Teens Who Skimp On Sleep May Face Later Obesity Risk

Teens who skimp on sleep could be setting themselves up for obesity just a few years later, a new study suggests. Researchers from Columbia University and the University of North Carolina found an association between getting fewer than six hours of shut-eye a night at age 16 and having a 20 percent higher risk of obesity by age 21, compared ...

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AUG 19, 2014 - Health Canal

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Review of Clinical Treatment of Bronchiolitis in Infants Reveals Overreliance on One Test

(Boston) – An editorial published in this week’s JAMA highlights the importance of physicians using all available clinical assessment tools when considering how to treat patients. Written by Robert Vinci, MD, chief of pediatrics at Boston Medical Center and chair of pediatrics at Boston University School of Medicine and Howard Bauchner, MD, editor-in-chief of JAMA, the editorial examines results of ...

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AUG 12, 2014 - Washington Times

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Doctors testify on Vermont child protection issues

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) - Doctors around the state say they're not being heard by the Department for Children and Families when they report suspected child abuse, the former president of the Vermont Academy of Pediatrics testified Tuesday before a legislative committee investigating issues of child protection following two infant ...

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AUG 12, 2014 - Huffington Post

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Mom Who Smokes Pot Fights For Her Right To Breastfeed Her Preemie

Doctors at Oregon Health Science University Hospital forbade a new mom from breastfeeding her premature baby, local Portland news station KATU reports. The reason? She regularly uses medical marijuana. Last week, Crystal Cain gave birth to to an 8-week premature baby girl named Karrisma. During the baby's time in the NICU, the mother was told that she would not be ...

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AUG 12, 2014 - Huffington Post

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Obese Preschoolers Already Show Signs Of Health Problems (STUDY)

By: Rachael Rettner, Senior Writer Published: 08/11/2014 05:45 PM EDT on LiveScience Some overweight and obese preschoolers may already have risk factors for heart disease and diabetes, a new study from Italy suggests. The study involved more than 5,700 healthy children ages 2 to 6 who visited pediatricians in Rome between 2011 and 2012. Of these children, about 600 (about ...

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