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Sanford Health considers opening a pediatric clinic in Ningo, China

July 30, 2012 in The Daily Republic

The Dakotas-based hospital system is sending a team from Sioux Falls in August to the country to see whether it is possible to open a pediatric clinic in the city of Ningo, a port on the East China Sea. Continue Reading

Do doctors screen for childhood obesity enough?

December 5, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Pediatricians are supposed to track if youngsters are putting on too many pounds but a new study found less than a quarter of parents of overweight children recall the doctor ever saying there was a problem. Continue Reading

SEXTING: Few teens, young adults sending racy photos, new research says

December 5, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Only 1 percent of kids aged 10 to 17 have shared images of themselves or others that involve explicit nudity, a nationally representative study found. Roughly the same number said they’d shared suggestive but less graphic photos; while 7 percent said they’d received either type of picture. Continue Reading

Pediatrics group: Babies harmed by ‘second-hand TV’

October 19, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Parents conflicted over adviceMany parents limit screen time for their infants, and a few ban it altogether. But do they pay attention to what the baby sees when it’s the grownups’ turn to watch TV? Continue Reading

Pediatrics group: Babies harmed by ‘second-hand TV’

October 19, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Parents conflicted over adviceMany parents limit screen time for their infants, and a few ban it altogether. But do they pay attention to what the baby sees when it’s the grownups’ turn to watch TV? Continue Reading

More than 1 in 10 parents skip, delay kids’ shots

October 2, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

By age 6, children should have vaccinations against 14 diseases, in at least two dozen separate doses, the U.S. government advises. More than 1 in 10 parents reject that, refusing some shots or delaying others mainly because of safety concerns, a national survey found.
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Study: Every 5 days, child dies in portable pool

June 20, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

The research being published today in the journal Pediatrics shows 209 deaths and 35 near-drownings of children under 12 from 2001 through 2009. Most of the children, 94 percent, were under 5, and 81 percent of the accidents happened during summer months. Continue Reading

Docs warn about Facebook use and teen depression

March 28, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Researchers disagree on whether it’s simply an extension of depression some kids feel in other circumstances, or a distinct condition linked with using the online site. But there are unique aspects of Facebook that can make it a particularly tough social landscape to navigate for kids already dealing with poor self-esteem, according to the lead author of new social media guidelines for young people. Continue Reading

Minnesota birth rate lowest in decades

February 28, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

State demographer Tom Gillaspy says the birth rate is close to being the lowest it’s been in 100 years. He says people are saving their money and not spending on big ticket items and what could be bigger than having a child. Continue Reading