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Delaying cord clamping improves neurodevelopment at 4 years

May 26, 2015

While no differences were observed in full-scale IQ between infants with delayed umbilical cord clamping vs. those with early umbilical cord clamping, delayed clamping resulted in improvements in fine-motor and social skills at age 4 — particularly among boys.

“Delaying umbilical cord clamping by 2 to 3 minutes after delivery allows fetal blood remaining in the placental circulation to be transfused back to the newborn,” Ola Andersson, MD, PhD, of Uppsala University in Sweden, and colleagues wrote. This process has been associated with improved iron status at 4 to 6 months of age.

Opening a new ‘chapter’ on pediatric asthma, allergy and anaphylaxis Blog

Opening a new ‘chapter’ on pediatric asthma, allergy and anaphylaxis

May 25, 2015
Living with allergies can be challenging, especially for children, but if patients follow simple measures they can stay safe and healthy. Food allergy management…
Exposure to household smoking during childhood may predict adult smoking habits In the Journals

Exposure to household smoking during childhood may predict adult smoking habits

May 22, 2015
Hispanic children who lived with smokers while growing up are twice as likely to smoke in adulthood, especially among Cuban and Puerto Rican populations, according to…
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Childhood sports participation linked with activity in early adulthood

May 22, 2015
Children who never participated in sports were more likely to become inactive when they reached early adulthood, according to a recent study.“This study suggests…
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Transition to adulthood often highlights developmental shortcomings of adolescents with anxiety

May 22, 2015
TORONTO — The transition to adulthood often highlights the struggle children with anxiety have meeting developmental milestones, such as emotional, behavioral and…
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The Toddler Gait—Normal or Not

Pediatric Annals, May 2015, Volume 44 Issue 5
The first birthday is a time of great joy and relief for most parents as they celebrate the emergence of a toddler from…
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Pediatric Annals March 2015

Unusual Diagnoses: Part 2: March 2015

Keck School of Medicine of USC and Pediatric Annals

It was once said that the task of the generalist is the most difficult of all. “In a sea of normal children, the…
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New mothers preferred to receive vaccine information from pediatrician vs. obstetrician

New mothers preferred to receive vaccine information from pediatrician vs. obstetrician

May 12, 2015
SAN DIEGO — Sean O’Leary, MD, MPH, from the department of pediatrics at the University of Colorado…
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