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Pediatric Report's Child Health Newsletter back issues
Family moves take their toll on children. (the Journal of the American Medical Association, September 15, 1993)
April 1, 1994... The United States is a very mobile society. Approximately 19% of Americans move every year. Sometimes these moves are needed for family adjustments, such as needing a new house because of a new baby or older children moving out. Sometimes they are a response to changes in employment and...
Excessive fruit juice could lead to trouble. (Pediatrics, March 1994)
April 1, 1994... Over the years, we've written several articles about fruit juice in the diets of young children. In all the discussions, fruit juice has been found to have a negative effect on the children's nutritional well-being. As pediatricians, we're generally down on fruit juice. A recent report in...
Astrovirus: a newly identified cause of day-care diarrhea. (the Journal of Pediatrics, November 1993)
April 1, 1994... Neither an exotic new flower, nor a new outbreak among astronauts, astrovirus is a relatively new virus known to cause one of our least favorite maladies -- day-care diarrhea! We're sure you're well acquainted with the many charms of rotavirus and Giardia, the "most frequently encountered...
Office throat cultures may be less available. (due to standards for specimen collection set by the Clinical Laboratory Improvements Amendment)(the Journal of the American Medical Association, January 19, 1994)
April 1, 1994... Most health care consumers are probably not aware of some of the regulatory changes in medical practice that have been taking place. One of them has to do with the functioning of both commercial laboratories and those in private offices. In 1988, Congress passed the Clinical Laboratory...
Preteens and weight training. (Pediatric News, September 1993)
April 1, 1994... An often-asked question posed by parents to their pediatricians concerns the use of weights by preteens to increase their strength and bulk. The questions that are usually asked are first whether weight-lifting in children before they've reached puberty is actually helpful and secondly, can...