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SSRI Syndrome: A Review of Cases

Jimmy O. Ibikunle, M.D., Penn State College of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry, 500 University Drive, Hershey, PA 17033 1. Recognize constellation of signs and symptoms for diagnosis of serotonin syndrome. 2. Demonstrate understanding of pharmacokinetics pertinent...

Smoking during Pregnancy

Exposure to Tobacco During Pregnancy Affects Behavior in Newborns (The Nemours Foundation) According to a survey by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than 12% of women who gave birth during 1999 smoked during pregnancy. Smoking during...

Sleep Apnea in Children

Doctors Should Screen Kids for Snoring and Sleep Apnea Mon Apr 1,11:48 AM ET By Melissa Schorr NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – For the first time, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) is recommending that doctors screen all children for snoring to determine if...

Majority of children don’t get appropriate health care

Up to three-quarters of children and adolescents don’t get appropriate care Washington, D.C., April 15, 2004—Despite a number of noted successes, American children largely don’t get the quality of health care they should, with up to three-quarters of...

Overdose: A Review of 100 Consecutive Cases

1. Evaluate and treat patients with significant overdose. 2. Understand risk factors for significant overdose. Patients who overdose represent a significant challenge(1) for consultation-liaison psychiatrists. Methods: A retrospective chart review of 100 patients over...

Millions of children are not receiving health benefits

WASHINGTON | Wed Sep 8, 2010 Joanne Allen, editing by Anthony Boadle, report for Reuters that “An estimated five million uninsured children in the United States were eligible for Medicaid or the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) but were not...

Parents Worry about Hospitalized Kids

FRIDAY, Aug. 7 (HealthDay News)— Many parents worry that their child may be the victim of medical errors while in the hospital, a new study has found.“In a survey of 278 parents of children hospitalized in 2005 at Seattle Children’s Hospital, nearly...

Health on the Internet

Before doctor’s visit, many surf Internet for info Last Updated: 2003-02-13 12:55:50 -0400 (Reuters Health) By Hannah Cleaver BERLIN (Reuters Health) – One in four Internet users search online for medical information before or after a visit to the doctor,...

Deadly Drug Side Effects

Drug side effects can be deadly in children under 2 Last Updated: 2002-11-05 11:06:07 -0400 (Reuters Health) By Natalie Engler NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Medications used to treat either a mother or child played a role in nearly 6,000 serious side effects,...

Kids on Behavioral Meds

The Child Advocate is devoted to children and the parents and professionals that work with them and advocate for them. Children on medication for behavioral problems is a major concern for parents. The information presented at this site is for general use only and is...
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