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Cosmetic Surgery & Teens

February 16th, 2015
Cosmetic Surgery and Teens In 2012 there were more than 236,000 cosmetic procedures performed on patients between the ages of 13 and 19, including more than 75,000 surgical procedures. Part of the reason for the large number of cosmetic treatments in adolescents is the increased focus on ...

Parental Pertussis Immunization

The Question: Does immunizing adults who care for newborns against pertussis (whooping cough) lessen the chances of infants contracting the disease? The Study: Researchers evaluated ...

Emergence of Synthetic Drugs

Novel classes of synthetic drugs, including synthetic cathinones or "bath salts," have recently emerged as popular drugs of abuse. Recreational users have turned ...

Unvaccinated Children in the Practice

I've heard that some doctors refuse to see kids who are not immunized. Why would they do that?   There's a difference of opinion ...

Ankle Sprain Treatment

The Question: Does ankle brace use after an ankle sprain lessen subsequent injuries? The Study: The 340 athletes 12-70 years old in study all had sustained a lateral ankle sprain within the previous two months. There were three different treatment groups: neuromuscular training only, brace ...

Diaper Rash: What It Is & What To Do About It

By definition diaper rash-also known as diaper or nappy dermatitis-appeared with the use of baby diapers. It was not existent before their advent and even today does not exist in cultures where diapers are not used. Though the materials and design of diapers have evolved a ...

Kids & Caffeine Consumption

Nearly three-quarters of children two to eleven years old consume a caffeine-containing beverage daily. The amount of caffeine this age group consumed remained steady from 1999 to 2010. However, the source of the caffeine changed. In 1999 soda was the major source of caffeine at 62%. ...

Acetaminophen Use During Pregnancy

The Question: Does acetaminophen use during pregnancy increase the risk of having a child with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)? The Study: Acetaminophen use was recorded for ...

Fluoride: What Every Parent Needs to Know

Fluoride is the key cavity-preventing ingredient in toothpaste and most public water systems in the United States. Fluoride works to prevent ...

Pertussis Booster Vaccination

The Question: Does boosting immunity against pertussis (whooping cough) in adolescents protect infants from being hospitalized for pertussis? The Study: Many of the children hospitalized with ...

Rotavirus Vaccine Effectiveness

The Question: Has the rotavirus vaccine reduced hospitalizations for diarrhea-related illnesses? The Study: In this retrospective study, researchers examined the hospitalization rate for diarrhea-associated illnesses ...

Traffic Exposure & Cancer

The Question: Does living near road traffic increase the risk of childhood cancer? The Study: This meta analysis looked at two types of studies: nine ...

Newborn Feet

Q My newborn's feet seem to be bent-they curve inwards at the toes. He seems kind of bow-legged, too. Is this something to worry about?   A As ...