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High Blood Pressure in Kids: Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute

In this Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute, Dr. Carl Cramer tells us about a problem you normally wouldn't associate with kids... high blood pressure. To listen, click the link below. High Blood Pressure in Kids

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Medical Experts for Media - Pediatrics

Carola Arndt, M.D. Randall Flick, M.D., M.P.H. Robert Jacobson, M.D. __________________________________________________________________________ Carola Arndt, M.D., a pediatric hematologist/oncologist and specialist in pediatric sarcomas Division Chair, Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, Mayo Clinic, Minnesota, 2001-2009 Member, Soft Tissue Sarcoma Committee of the Children’s Oncology Group Member, Bone Tumor Committee of the Children’s Oncology Group Mayo Principal Investigator, [...]

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Mayo Clinic Study Identifies POTS Treatments

A Mayo Clinic study published this month in Pacing and Electrophysiology (PACE), suggests that a class of medications more commonly prescribed for older adults is a strong first-line treatment for teenagers with a debilitating condition called postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome, or POTS. Phil Fischer, M.D., medical director of Mayo Clinic's children's hospital and [...]

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Tuesday Q & A: Stomach pain common in children, but exact source not always easy to identify

DEAR MAYO CLINIC: Is it possible for children to have irritable bowel syndrome? My 9-year-old son often complains of stomach pain, but we can’t seem to find a cause or pattern. ANSWER: Although irritable bowel syndrome is possible in a 9-year-old, it is very rare. Stomach pain, on the other hand, is [...]

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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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ADHD Takes a Toll Well Into Adulthood

ROCHESTER, Minn. — The first large, population-based study to follow children with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder into adulthood shows that ADHD often doesn't go away and that children with ADHD are more likely to have other psychiatric disorders as adults. They also appear more likely to commit suicide and to be [...]

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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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Minnesota, Mayo Clinic Join to Advise Primary Care Doctors on Pediatric Mental Health

ROCHESTER, Minn. — June 4, 2012.  The Minnesota Department of Human Services has entered into a two-year contract with Mayo Clinic to provide expert guidance to pediatricians and other primary care providers who prescribe psychotropic medications for children. The new service is referred to as "collaborative psychiatric consultation" and is [...]

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New Guidelines Target Childhood Aggression

ROCHESTER, Minn. — May 30, 2012.  Mayo Clinic researchers, in collaboration with other research institutions and youth mental health experts, are publishing new guidelines for primary care providers and mental health specialists to manage the common but often complex problem of childhood aggression. The goals include improving diagnosis and care [...]

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A Physician's Guide for Anti-Vaccine Parents

ROCHESTER, Minn. — In the limited time of an office visit, how can a primary care physician make the case to parents that their child should be vaccinated? During National Infant Immunization Week, a Mayo Clinic vaccine expert and a pediatrician offer suggestions for refuting three of the most common [...]

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Mayo Clinic: Asthmatic Children Face Higher Shingles Risk, Premature Birth Doubles Asthma Odds

ROCHESTER, Minn. — Mayo Clinic researchers will present findings on childhood allergies and asthma at the American Academy of Allergy Asthma & Immunology (AAAAI) annual meeting, held March 2–6 in Orlando, Fla. The AAAAI event brings together allergists, asthma specialists, clinical immunologists and allied health professionals worldwide who have a [...]

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Sub-Aortic Membrane

Unfortunately, heart problems are not just an old person's concern.  In this Medical Edge Radio episode. Mayo Clinic Dr. Donald Hagler explains one childhood heart condition. To listen, click the link below. Sub-Aortic Membrane

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Inflammatory Bowel Disease in Children

William A. Faubion, M.D., Mayo Clinic gastroenterologist and Director of the Pediatric Inflammatory Bowel Clinic talks about the care options for children and adolescents with Inflammatory Bowel Disease. Dr. Faubion discusses standard and novel therapies, unique aspects of approach to imaging, cutting edge surgical techniques, and clinical trial opportunities.

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Ewing's Sarcoma

Dr. Carola Arndt explains Ewing's sarcoma, also known as a "sports tumor," in children and adolescents. Dr. Arndt also explains the evaluation and diagnosis as well as the treatment plan for patients with Ewing's sarcoma. Additionally, Dr. Arndt explains the importance of getting treatment at a facility with multidisciplinary physicians [...]

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Hernia Surgery for Children

Dr. Abdalla Zarroug explains minimal invasive surgical procedure and recovery for hernias, one of the most common diseases pediatric surgeons deal with. Dr. Zarroug also explains the role of the pediatric surgeon and the benefits of pediatric patients who come to Mayo Clinic.

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Pediatric Brain Tumor Research

Dr. Cynthia Wetmore, a Mayo Clinic pediatric oncologist discusses her research at regarding pediatric brain tumors. Each year in the United States, about 2,000 children under 16 are diagnosed with a brain tumor. Brain tumors are the most common type of solid tumor and second most common type of cancer (after [...]

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Atrial Septal Defect

Harold Burkhart, M.D., a cardiovascular surgeon at Mayo Clinic, describes the congenital heart condition atrial septal defect (ASD) and discusses treatment options for children and adults.

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Anesthesia and Birth Study

Mayo Clinic researchers have found that children exposed to anesthesia during Cesarean delivery are not at any higher risk for later learning disabilities than children not delivered by Cesarean. These findings are recently reported in the journal Anesthesiology. We found that the incidence of learning disabilities was equal between children [...]

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