Children

A research group from the UK investigated how early touchscreen use affects toddler’s development and found that while it did not affect the children’s language and gross motor abilities, it lead to earlier fine motor development. As touchscreen usage in families rapidly increases, there is the inevitable question of how the use of these devices
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Behavioral therapy targeting anxiety and depression was tested on children with an average age of 11 and compared to the success of referral to an outpatient community health center. Children who received behavioral therapy had significantly higher rates of improvement, reduction of symptoms and better functioning compared to those that were referred out. Anxiety and
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An increased risk found for infant mortality due to necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) from mothers’ smoking during pregnancy. The correlation was found to be higher amongst babies that were white and female. The mortality rate due to necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) is between 15-25% and represents the leading cause of infant mortality in neonatal babies. NEC may
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In a 2017 study, researchers investigated the link between motor impairment and familial risk of schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. The study found greater impairments in manual dexterity and balance in children with familial schizophrenia risk compared to their peers. Motor deficits have been observed in individuals with schizophrenia even before the manifestation of the disorder
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Results of a retrospective study published in the Journal of American Medical Association show that children of mothers who were overweight or obese during pregnancy have a higher risk of developing epilepsy. Epilepsy is a syndrome characterized by recurrent and unprovoked seizures. Although it is one of the common neurological disorders encountered by clinicians, the
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A population-based study in New Zealand examined the effects of childhood lead exposure at age 11 and again at age 38. The degree of lead exposure was determined to be inversely correlated with IQ levels and socioeconomic advancement. In the wake of Flint Michigan, lead poisoning has made its way into the media spotlight. Despite
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Nearly 100 female infants and babies living in harsh conditions for more than six months in Romanian orphanages, before British parents adopted them, demonstrated more childhood disorders during their early years and young adulthood when compared with their counterparts. European doctors of medicine and the sciences wanted to learn what effects early-life experiences would have
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Webinars and white papers to support your child health priorities This series for children’s hospitals leaders and teams features experts from the Jefferson College of Population Health who will explore important changes in the environment under health care reform, with special emphasis on what is required to operationalize a population health management strategy.  View more
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This learning portfolio builds skills to drive change that results in better care, healthier children and smarter spending. Learn from industry experts why population health matters and from your professional peers at children’s hospitals on how it works. View Essentials in Population Health Webinar Series.  Past webinars Member Highlight Webinar: Launching a Clinically Integrated Network to Meaningfully
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