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The Rise of ADHD in Kids

The Rise of ADHD in Kids

According to a study conducted in 2016 by the Centers for Disease Control, over six million children had been diagnosed with ADHD between the ages of 2-17. Psychiatrists are not completely sure why there are so many more children being diagnosed, but there are several...
The Importance of Play

The Importance of Play

Every parent wants their children to have skills that will lead to success in school and in life. In recent years, this has meant an increased focus on structured academic activities, but according to the American Academy of Pediatrics, unstructured play can be just...
Appendectomy

Appendectomy

Seeing your child in pain is one of the worst things a parent can go through. If your child needs an appendectomy, it can be scary. But learning as much as you about the procedure can eliminate the amount of stress you feel throughout the experience. What is an...
Pneumomediastinum

Pneumomediastinum

For most people, the term pneumomediastinum may be unusual, but for approximately one in 7,300 people, the condition is familiar. Pneumomediastinum is air that is present in the chest that becomes trapped in the mediastinum, the area of the body which contains the...
Technology Advancements in the Operating Room

Technology Advancements in the Operating Room

As technology continues to become more advanced and evolved, it allows the health industry to take significant strides. When it comes to surgery, robots were first introduced in the 2000s in certain surgical fields. There’s now more of a future for using robots...
Global Health

Global Health

As you get involved in international news and public interests, one topic you’re guaranteed to come across is global health. But, as you go on to learn more, you come across more terms: public health, international health, planetary health. While these can seem...
How To Pick The Right Surgeon

How To Pick The Right Surgeon

Needing surgery is scary on its own. The idea of researching and choosing a surgeon can make it that much more overwhelming. While there is always the potential for complications and injuries, most experts believe that many surgical injuries and complications are...
Doctors Without Borders (MSF): A Brief History

Doctors Without Borders (MSF): A Brief History

In May of 1968, French broadcasting companies televised scenes of children dying from hunger and war for the first time. As these frightening images made their way into family homes, a group of young doctors decided to go and help victims of wars, major disasters, and...
Premature Babies – Bradycardia and Apnea

Premature Babies – Bradycardia and Apnea

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, up to 10 percent of the infants born in the United States every year are born before 36 weeks’ gestation and considered premature,  Babies in this category often suffer from any number of health issues due...