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Kids with pediatricians also getting care at clinics

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Even children who have pediatricians sometimes get care from retail medical clinics like the ones in large drugstore chains, according to a survey of parents near St. Louis. Full story

Some Parents Opting for Pharmacies, Not Doctors

About one in four parents have taken their kids to a clinic at a chain pharmacy or other retail store for health care, a new study suggests. Full story

Many pediatricians still not using interpreters

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Close to half of pediatricians do not use a professional interpreter when seeing patients and families with a limited understanding of English, according to a new study. Full story

Not all very short kids need screening tests: study

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Kids who are short for their age but otherwise healthy probably don't need extensive blood tests to determine if a disease is stunting their growth, researchers said in a new study. Full story

Check young kids for motor delays: pediatricians

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Doctors should regularly screen babies and young children for delays in motor skill development - including trouble sitting, standing and speaking - at well-child visits, pediatricians said today. Full story

Fever reducers don't slow children's recovery: study

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - A review of past research finds that fever-reducing drugs have no effect on the speed of children's recovery from an infection, contrary to the fears of some doctors and parents. Full story

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  Avoiding fever phobia

Fever is the most common reason parents bring children to emergency rooms, especially in the middle of the night. It’s responsible for 1.6 million pediatric ER visits and nearly one-third of pediatrician office visits.

  Leading pediatricians endorse gay marriage

The American Academy of Pediatrics says that a child’s health benefits from a stable relationship between parents, no matter their sexual orientation.  A new poll finds 49 percent of Americans favor same-sex marriage.

  Dr. Aletha Maybank, pediatrician

To celebrate Black History Month, Disney Junior is airing brief profiles of three black women who have achieved in real life what the cartoon character Doc McStuffins aspires to in the acclaimed children’s series.  Doc McStuffins is young African-American girl who aspires to be a doctor like her mom

  When is it OK to allow teens to date?

Being a mother is a tough job, and sometimes you just need a little help. A group of moms that includes blogger Rene Syler, Kelly Wallace of iVillage, author Rachel Campos-Duffy, and pediatrician Dr. Lisa Thornton share personal experiences, answering the question of “When is it OK to…?”

  Is it OK to tell your kids about money problems?

In another installment of “When is it OK to…” parenting experts Stacy Morrison of BlogHer, mom and author Rachel Campos-Duffy, pediatrician Dr. Lisa Thornton, and actress Soleil Moon Frye tackle a few of the quandaries that plague millions of parents every day.

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A pediatrician examines a girl inside a social medical centre in the Helliniko suburb of Athens May 24, 2012. REUTERS/Yorgos Karahalis

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A pediatrician checks babies born on 12/12/12 at a hospital in Allahabad, India, Dec. 12. The date 12/12/12, seen as auspicious by astrologers, saw an influx of mothers to hospitals looking to give birth that day, local media reported.

Keegan Schuchardt was kidnapped and his mother shot while leaving the pediatrician’s office in Spring, Texas on April 17, 2012.
Keegan Schuchardt was kidnapped and his mother shot while leaving the pediatrician’s office in Spring, Texas on April 17, 2012.

Keegan Schuchardt was kidnapped and his mother shot while leaving the pediatrician’s office in Spring, Texas on April 17, 2012.

Pediatrician and father of four, Dr. Mohamed Farouk, attends the Salafist demonstration in Tahrir Square with his two sons on Friday.