December 12, 2018 - 3:00 am
KYW’s Medical Reports are sponsored by Independence Blue Cross. By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Despite the fact that it is a poorly understood syndrome, acute flaccid myelitis is a serious disease. The condition attacks children around the average age of just...
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In this Friday, Nov. 9, 2018 photo, toys sit on the shelves at a Walmart Supercenter in Houston.
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December 03, 2018 - 12:43 pm
By Lindsey Tanner, AP Medical Writer Skip the costly electronic games and flashy digital gizmos. Pediatricians say the best toys for tots are old-fashioned hands-on playthings that young children can enjoy with parents — things like blocks, puzzles — even throwaway cardboard boxes — that spark...
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The Milestone Tracker phone app from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is displayed on Thursday, Nov. 22, 2018, in New York. The app was created to help parents recognize developmental delays.
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November 26, 2018 - 10:41 am
By Lindsey Tanner, AP Medical Writer How many American children have autism? The U.S. government answers that question at least three different ways and says the latest estimate — 1 in 40 kids — doesn't necessarily mean the numbers are rising. The new number, published Monday in Pediatrics , is...
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The Wanaque Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation on Ringwood Avenue in Haskell, NJ.
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November 16, 2018 - 12:50 pm
FORDS, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — The New Jersey Health Department has confirmed an 11th fatality from a deadly strain of a viral infection at a critical care pediatric facility in Passaic County. State officials are stepping up efforts to get things under control. There are now 34 confirmed cases of...
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September 17, 2018 - 12:18 am
By Naomi Thomas (CNN) -- Changes in safety standards led to a steep drop in the number of babies injured using infant walkers. Still, more than 9,000 US children are injured using the devices every year, according to a study published Monday in the journal Pediatrics. Between 1990 and 2014 an...
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