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Las fracturas de la infancia pueden señalar problemas de la densidad ósea

ROCHESTER, Minnesota — 7 de enero de 2014 — Si bien quebrarse los huesos podría parecer algo normal en los niños activos, alrededor de uno de cada tres pequeños que, por lo demás, es sano sufre una fractura ósea y la más frecuente es la rotura del hueso que corre [...]

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Childhood Fractures May Indicate Bone-Density Problems

ROCHESTER, Minn. — Jan. 7, 2014 — Broken bones may seem like a normal part of an active childhood. About 1 in 3 otherwise healthy children suffers a bone fracture. Breakage of the bone running from the elbow to the thumb side of the wrist (distal forearm fracture) is the most common. [...]

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Obese Teenagers Who Lose Weight at Risk for Developing Eating Disorders

Teens also likely to go undiagnosed, develop more severe medical complications ROCHESTER, Minn. — Sept. 8, 2013 — Obese teenagers who lose weight are at risk of developing eating disorders such as anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa, Mayo Clinic researchers imply in a recent Pediatrics article. Eating disorders among these patients are also not being adequately detected because [...]

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"Good Samaritan" Donor and Mayo Clinic Expert Discuss Trend in Kidney Donation

ROCHESTER, Minn. — Patients waiting for a lifesaving transplant rely heavily on the public to make the choice to be organ donors. The shortage of deceased donor organs has reached a crisis, with almost 120,000 people in need of a lifesaving organ nationwide. Over 3,000 of those are Mayo Clinic [...]

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Coughs, Colds and Fevers: When to Take Your Child to the Emergency Department (pkg)

Runny nose, sore throat, cough and a fever. Those symptoms are typical of cold and flu season. Most of the time kids who catch a virus get better with treating the symptoms and a little TLC. But how do caregivers know when it’s time to take them to the doctor or even the emergency department? [...]

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From Sleep to Shots, Back-to-School Health Tips from Mayo Clinic Experts

ROCHESTER, Minn. — Aug. 15, 2013 — Over the next few weeks, students will be returning to their classrooms for another school year. This can be a hectic time for students and parents: The to-do list may include health checkups, getting children into a sleep routine, planning healthy lunches or preparing [...]

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Swallowed Objects and Infant Choking: Mayo Expert Offers Tips for Parents and Caregivers

ROCHESTER, Minn. — July 31st, 2013 — Babies and young children learn a great deal about the world through their mouths. Unfortunately, this can lead to choking or swallowing dangerous objects. Choking is a leading cause of injury and death among children, especially children 3 years of age or younger. Food, toys [...]

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Children Who Avoid Scary Situations Likelier to Have Anxiety, Mayo Clinic Research Finds

ROCHESTER, Minn. — Children who avoid situations they find scary are likely to have anxiety a Mayo Clinic study of more than 800 children ages 7 to 18 found. The study published this month in Behavior Therapy presents a new method of measuring avoidance behavior in young children. The researchers [...]

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'Strawberry' Birthmarks Grow Rapidly When Babies Just Weeks Old, Mayo Clinic Finds

ROCHESTER, Minn. — August 14, 2012.  Strawberry-shaped birthmarks called infantile hemangiomas grow rapidly in infants much earlier than previously thought, Mayo Clinic and University of California, San Francisco, researchers found. Their study, published online in the journal Pediatrics, suggests that babies with complication-causing hemangiomas should be immediately referred to dermatologists [...]

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Mayo Clinic Expert Discusses Safe Swimming Practices to Reduce Water-Related Illnesses

ROCHESTER, Minn. — June 18, 2012.  With the hot, muggy summer season arriving, kids will be heading to the pool to cool off. While swimming is refreshing, fun and good exercise, even chlorinated pools contain many germs that can make them ill. Mayo Clinic pediatric experts warn that many swimmers [...]

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Mayo Clinic Ranks in All 10 Specialties in U.S. News & World Report's 2012-13 Best Children's Hospitals Rankings

ROCHESTER, Minn. — June 8, 2012.   Mayo Clinic ranked highly among Midwest-based providers in U.S. News & World Report's 2012-13 Best Children's Hospitals rankings. The rankings feature 50 hospitals. Mayo Clinic was the only Minnesota hospital to rank in all 10 pediatric specialties: cancer, cardiology and heart surgery, diabetes and [...]

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Superheroes Swing By Mayo Clinic Children's Center

  For more than 30 years, Roger Corcoran has been cleaning windows at Mayo Clinic, but earlier this week he and two of his fellow window washers, John Carroll and Kyle Smith, went from being everyday grime fighters to superhero crime fighters. The team from Child Life Services gathered pediatric patients in the third floor atrium of [...]

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Obese Teenagers Losing Weight Could Be at Risk for Developing Eating Disorders

Obese teenagers who lose weight are at risk of developing eating disorders such as anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa. In a recent Pediatrics article, Mayo Clinic researchers imply eating disorders among these patients are also not being adequately detected because the weight loss is seen as positive by providers and [...]

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Back to School: New School Anxieties (pkg)

It's back-to-school time and while some children might look forward to returning to the classroom with friends, others can be anxious. A little anxiety is normal, but sometimes worries might get out of control. That can be especially true for kids who are starting a new school. Psychiatrist Stephen Whiteside, Ph.D., with the Mayo Clinic Children's [...]

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Back to School: New School Anxieties (pkg)

It's back-to-school time and while some children might look forward to returning to the classroom with friends, others can be anxious. A little anxiety is normal, but sometimes worries might get out of control. That can be especially true for kids who are starting a new school. Psychiatrist Stephen Whiteside, Ph.D., with the Mayo Clinic Children's [...]

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Back to School: Sleep Essentials

Is a good night's sleep on your list of back-to-school essentials? Pediatric sleep expert with the Mayo Clinic Children's Center, Suresh Kotagal M.D., says getting enough sleep is critical to students' well-being and ability to learn. Dr. Kotagal says an estimated 30 to 50 percent of children have trouble sleeping well, but a few healthy habits could help many of them sleep [...]

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