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paediatrics

The specialty that deals with the medical care of infants, children and adolescents. Paediatrics in the UK differs from the US in that is a specialty rather than primary care medicine for children, as it is generally regarded in the US and countries which follow the American model of specialisation.

paediatrics

The medical speciality concerned with all aspects of childhood diseases and disorders and with the health and development of the child in the context of the family and the environment.

pe·di·at·rics

(pē'dē-at'riks)
Medical specialty concerned with treatment of children in health and disease through adolescence.
Synonym(s): paediatrics.
[G. pais (paid-), child, + iatreia, medical treatment]

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Q. How can I prevent baby caries? Hi, I’m pregnant on my 34 week and my older son had baby caries, I would like to prevent that this time.

A. You can buy or sometimes get from your dentist a special toothpaste for infants to rub on thier teeth and gums.

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We examined both the change in number of pediatricians between 2000 and 2010 as well as the frequency of change in the number of pediatricians for five 2-year intervals between 2000 and 2010 (i.
In states where philosophical exemptions are not allowed, pediatricians reported no refusals in a typical month more often than in states where exemptions are allowed (17% versus 8%, P = .
Sixty-one percent of US pediatricians said they did not see a marked change in the number of patients receiving the recommended vaccination schedule.
Meanwhile, the 26 pediatric residents in the survey, compared to the 22 staff pediatricians, reported higher levels of emotional exhaustion, depersonalization, and depression at work, probably because of their long hours, low pay, and high patient volumes.
Several studies have suggested that parents would like more information and orientation from pediatricians on subjects related to the education of their children (Olson et al.
Some 83-86% of pediatricians always discussed reproductive health and sexual activity with teenage patients, and 54-62% routinely covered abstinence, contraception, condoms and STDs; however, just 18% asked about sexual orientation or identity at each visit.
The grant will also fund an oral health preceptorship program, which provides pediatricians in underserved areas with the support to promote oral health for the most vulnerable children.
To get out that message, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality asked the American Academy of Pediatricians to draft a report.
The family pediatrician assured her Harlow would grow out of it.
I immediately took it upon myself to talk to some pediatricians who were recommended to me.
Pediatricians and nurses, trained in the developmental strategies of early literacy, supply books to children aged six months to five years.
Attending Pediatrician, The Hospital for Sick Children, Washington, D.