Adopting Children with Developmental Disabilities
Developmental Disabilities and Adoption The estimates of children who are awaiting adoption (legally free) indicate that anywhere between 30 - 50% have a developmental disability. However, these children are not a homogeneous group. Their physical, cognitive and social characteristics may differ... Factors Related to Sudden Infant Death Syndrome
In the United States, Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) remains the leading cause of death of infants between the ages of one month and one year. SIDS is defined as the: "sudden death of an infant under one year of age which remains unexplained after a thorough case investigation, including... Emergency Medical Care for Children
Each year, more than 14 million children under the age of 15 will be injured seriously enough to require medical attention. Every day in this country, over 24,000 youngsters under 15 need emergency care, and children account for approximately 10 percent of all emergency response transports. ... Rotavirus
Clinical features: Rotavirus is the most common cause of severe diarrhea among children, resulting in the hospitalization of approximately 55,000 children each year in the United States and the death of over 600,000 children annually worldwide. The incubation period for rotavirus disease is...
MRSA Infections Kill More Americans Than HIV/AIDS
October 24, 2007, 6:35 am
Yesterday, I learned that our local elementary school had reported a case of MRSA. Usually if something is going around the school, a note comes home with my child. However, this school infection was actually reported as news on a local radio station, which caused me to do some research.... Do Breastfed Babies Have Higher IQs
May 12, 2008, 9:02 pm
A new study found that children who were exclusively breastfed for at least the first three months of life scored about six points higher on IQ tests at six years old then those who were bottle fed or partially bottle fed. As an adoptive parent, do you feel a twinge of guilt when you hear about... Eli Stone
January 31, 2008, 12:43 pm
Feel like watching TV tonight? Well, Iíve decided that tuning into the new ABC drama, Eli Stone is going to be worth the watch. Why? Because itís in the center of the autism controversy.
The American Academy of Pediatrics has called for ABC to cancel the first episode of this series ...