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Kids Should Be Screened for Lazy Eye by Age 5...
SOURCE: U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, press release, Feb. 28, 2017
2/28/2017

TUESDAY, Feb. 28, 2017 -- Young children should be screened at least once for lazy eye before they turn 5 years old, a U.S. panel of experts says.

The U.S. Preventive Services Task (USPSTF) is still advising parents to have their kids screened at least once for lazy eye or its risk factor...

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More Babies in Strollers, Cribs Winding Up in ER: Study...
SOURCES: Tracy Mehan, M.A., manager, translational research, Center for Injury Research and Policy, Nationwide Children's Hospital, Columbus, Ohio; Barbara Pena, M.D., research director, emergency department, Nicklaus Children's Hospital, Miami; March 13, 2017, Pediatrics, online
3/13/2017

MONDAY, March 13, 2017 -- A growing number of babies and toddlers are landing in the emergency room for injuries related to strollers, cribs and other nursery products, a new U.S. study finds.

Those ER trips rose nearly 24 percent between 2003 and 2011, after more than a decade of decline...

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Poor Sleep in Preschool Years Could Mean Behavior Troubles Later...
SOURCES: Elsie Taveras, M.D., MPH, chief, general pediatrics, Massachusetts General Hospital for Children, Boston; Judith Anne Owens, M.D., director, sleep medicine, Boston Children's Hospital and Rhode Island Hospital; Eyal Shemesh, M.D., chief, behavioral and developmental health, Mount Sinai Medical Center's Department of Pediatrics, New York City; Academic Pediatrics, March 2017
3/14/2017

TUESDAY, March 14, 2017 -- Preschoolers who get too little sleep may be more likely to have trouble paying attention, controlling their emotions and processing information later in childhood, a new study suggests.

By age 7, these sleepless kids had markedly decreased mental and emotional ...

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