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Is Your Child Lagging in Reading Skills? An Expert Offers Tips

Is Your Child Lagging in Reading Skills? An Expert Offers TipsSUNDAY, Aug. 20, 2023 (HealthDay News) -- Helping a child who struggles with reading can be a rewarding experience.A nationally known expert offers some tips for parents who are trying to help their child work through these difficulties.Patricia Edwards, professor of language and literacy at Michigan State University's College of Education, said it's essential to approach this challenge with patience, support and understanding.Start by identifying the struggle, Edwards suggested.“Recognize the specific areas in which your child faces difficulty," she said in a university news release. "It could be decoding words, comprehension or fluency. Understanding the root cause of the struggle will help you tailor your approach to address their needs effectively."Make reading fun and engaging....

How Kids Are Being Injured by Ceiling Fans

17 August 2023
How Kids Are Being Injured by Ceiling FansTHURSDAY, Aug. 17, 2023 (HealthDay News) -- It’s fun to playfully toss a toddler into the air, or tote a kid piggyback-style on your shoulders.But those delightful giggles may come with a risk of head injury from a typically overlooked hazard -- the room’s ceiling fan.Each year U.S. emergency rooms treat about 2,300 children for head injuries caused by ceiling fans, according to Consumer Product Safety Commission data collected between 2013 through 2021.These ER-treated injuries totaled more than 20,500 over the period, a new study in Pediatrics reports.And there are probably a lot more that go uncounted, said lead researcher Dr. Holly Hughes Garza, an epidemiologist at Dell Children’s Trauma and Injury Research Center in Austin, Texas.“It’s important to keep in mind we were...

Pediatricians' Group Urges That All Infants Get New RSV Shot

16 August 2023
Pediatricians` Group Urges That All Infants Get New RSV ShotWEDNESDAY, Aug. 16, 2023 (HealthDay News) -- All infants should receive the new long-acting preventive monoclonal antibody for respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), the nation’s leading pediatrics group said.The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) urged that access to the new medication, called nirsevimab, be equitable.RSV is common, contagious and sometimes deadly, the AAP said.The antibody boosts the immune system.The new medication may not be immediately available in all clinical settings. For that reason, the AAP also recommended continued use of another monoclonal antibody product, palivizumab, during the upcoming RSV season for children at high risk of severe illness.“Pediatricians are sadly familiar with the dangers of RSV and its devastating consequences for some families,”...

Immune-Based Cancer Drugs Offer Hope Against Penile Cancers

15 August 2023
Immune-Based Cancer Drugs Offer Hope Against Penile CancersTUESDAY, Aug. 15, 2023 (HealthDay News) -- Men who have a rare cancer of the penis may have a new treatment option, according to researchers who found promise in immunotherapy.This new study focused on cancer that was locally advanced or had spread (metastasized).The investigators found that immune checkpoint inhibitors offered promising benefits for some patients with advanced penile squamous cell carcinoma.“These findings provide encouraging evidence that immune checkpoint inhibitors can be effective in treating a subset of patients with penile squamous cell carcinoma," said study co-author Dr. Amin Nassar, a member of Yale Cancer Center in New Haven, Conn., and clinical fellow at Yale School of Medicine. "We believe that further translational studies and biomarker-based research...

Help Kids Hit 'Reset' on Sleep as They Head Back to School

13 August 2023
Help Kids Hit `Reset` on Sleep as They Head Back to SchoolSUNDAY, Aug. 13, 2023 (HealthDay News) -- Keeping to a consistent bedtime routine is the key to helping your kids get restful and refreshing sleep.Fortunately, about 81% of parents with kids under 18 surveyed by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) say that’s happening in their house.The AASM offers some sleep tips to start the school year off right.“Setting a consistent bedtime routine is very important, especially for children, who need more sleep for overall health and wellness,” said AASM spokeswoman Dr. Shalini Paruthi, a sleep medicine physician. “Making an intentional shift from summertime habits to more regimented school-year habits can be difficult, which is why the AASM recommends starting the transition a couple weeks in advance.”A regular bedtime routine...
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