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Male Circumcision

Evaluation of current evidence indicates that the health benefits of newborn male circumcision outweigh the risks, and the benefits of newborn male …

Texas man fundraising to buy Halloween costumes for pediatric cancer patients

A Houston father-of-two has started a fundraising campaign to buy Halloween costumes for pediatric cancer patients at MD Anderson Cancer Center.<p>Gage Mueller started a GoFundMe page with a $5,000 goal earlier this month and has already raised over $6,200. Working with local business Halloween …

Signs You Should Break Up With Baby's Pediatrician

You’re seeing baby’s pediatrician so often, she notices when you get a new haircut. And she’s obviously someone you’re supposed to trust with the …

Pregnancy

From a pediatrician to parents who refuse vaccines: We want the same thing

8K Shares<p>As a pediatrician practicing in the Bay Area in the wake of the measles outbreak and the upcoming elimination of personal belief exemptions …

The American Academy of Pediatrics Says iPads Are Okay For Infants

The American Academy of Pediatrics has determined that TV, smartphones, and tablets are okay for the youngest children…with caveats.<p>In the App Store, you’ll spot countless educational apps aimed at babies and toddlers. But thus far, there’s been a pretty large caveat that comes with the potential …

Pediatrics Group Says Young Football Players Can Tackle If Done Safely

A leading pediatrics group says young football players should be allowed to tackle on the gridiron, but only if proper technique is enforced.<p>In new …

Feast your eyes on the top 10 YouTube videos of 2015

Tired of year-end top lists already? Too bad, because there will be a lot more of them before the year is done.<p>The latest list out is YouTube's top …

Will medical practices become 'Uberfied'?

The U.S. seems more than ready to embrace on-demand healthcare with the widespread adoption of telemedicine and the recent spike in the number of …

How Small Businesses Can Use Marketing to Outsmart the Competition

<i>Eric Samson is the founder of Group8A, a boutique consulting firm focused on developing and executing integrated marketing and digital solutions for companies of all sizes.</i><p>For a small business owner, constant news stories about startup successes and wealthy entrepreneurs are certainly inspirational …

Finding the Right Pediatrician: One Aspect of Parenting With a Disability

In the months and weeks leading up to the arrival of a new baby there's a sense of excitement and anticipation in the air. It's also a busy time full of doctor appointments, shopping for new clothes to fit your growing body, and going to parties, just to name a few things on the agenda. If you're a …

When This Pediatrician Launched A Blog, Explosive Marketing Happened

Yes, doctors are entrepreneurs. By requirement, they’re business experts and marketers, too. This grew more apparent as I recently visited with one of my closest fitness friends, Jodi Benaroch. Her husband, Roy Benaroch, is one of 9 doctors in a 37-person practice, Pediatric Physicians PC, with …

“Wealth of Nations” stole happiness from workers—here’s how we steal it back

Many Americans today are assembly-line workers—whether they know it or not. The reason can be traced back to Adam Smith, the father of modern economics.<p>Smith believed that when it came to work, people were fundamentally lazy. If you want people to work, he argued in his classic 1776 book <i>The Wealth</i> …

Employment

How to Select a Pediatrician

When to start searching, what questions to ask, and what you should look for when finding the best doctor for your baby.<p>When to Look for a Pediatrician<p>It's smart to scope out the pediatrician scene while you're still pregnant. "It's important to have a pediatrician you've already met and respect, …

Pediatricians on Home Births: Ugh, Fine

The American Academy of Pediatrics said today that it respects the decision of women to give birth at home -- on the following conditions.<p>While some parents-to-be do worry that if they have a baby at a hospital, it could get mixed in with the veritable pile of other babies and get infected, stolen, …

Emerging Pediatric Allergy Advice: Don’t Hold the Peanuts

The standard advice for preventing children’s peanut allergies—keep them from eating peanuts as long as possible—may have the problem backward, according to a large scientific study conducted in England and recently published in the <i>New England Journal of Medicine.</i> Kids who ate small amounts of …

Pediatric group says kids with lice should go to school

The nation’s leading pediatric group issued new guidelines this week saying that kids with lice should be allowed to stay in school.<p>Many school districts ban students with lice from the classroom until the child has been treated and all the bugs and knits (or eggs) have been removed. Now the …

Bicycle Helmets

Superheroes Save Pediatric Patients From The Joker

The pediatric patients were in trouble. The Joker had stolen their ice cream and stuffed ponies. Things weren't looking good.<p>But then the superheroes …

Puerto Rico movement pitches solution to economic woes: rejoin Spain

The idea is a long shot but campaigners assert that the countries were closely integrated until the US separated them against their will<p>As Puerto Rico grapples with crippling debt and double-digit unemployment, a far-fetched idea to tackle the US territory’s economic woes may be gaining modest …

Caribbean

When To Start Taking A Cholesterol Pill? The Decision Is Yours

You may be wondering what to do, if anything, about your cholesterol levels.<p>Many people, including health professionals, are still puzzling over a groundbreaking revision of cholesterol guidelines that was released almost two years ago. The guideline, from the American College of Cardiology and the …

It's official: Latinos now outnumber whites in California

The demographers agreed: At some point in 2014, Latinos would pass whites as the largest ethnic group in California.<p>Determining when exactly that milestone would occur was more of a tricky question. Counting people isn't like counting movie ticket receipts.<p>The official confirmation had to wait …

Demographics

With eye on growing clout of Latinos, Univision files for IPO

Univision, the largest Spanish-language broadcaster in the U.S., is going public at a time when Wall Street is salivating over the growing clout of Latino consumers.<p>The New York media titan filed for an initial public offering with the Securities and Exchange Commission without disclosing the …

Why following this professional 'rule' is getting in the way of workplace happiness

You're a professional, the thinking goes— don't do anything to jeopardize that. Especially if you're female.<p>The fear makes sense: women — particularly women of child-bearing age — are still up against assumptions that they'll ultimately choose their families over their careers. "We'd love to offer …

Puerto Rico staggers under $72 billion in debt; governor asks for help

Staggering under a $72-billion debt, Puerto Rico, a U.S. commonwealth in the Caribbean, says it may not be able to make its payments, a step that would rattle the financial underpinnings of the United States.<p>"We must all share the payment of this debt," Puerto Rico Gov. Alejandro Garcia Padilla …

How to Grow From Great Idea to Profitable Business in 3 Steps

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Becoming an entrepreneur is easier than ever. In the U.S., more than 600,000 new businesses are created each year. Sadly, about half of all companies go under before they turn 5-years old. To beat the odds, you need to think differently …

Entrepreneurship

Marketers Will Drool Over Facebook’s New Signup Ads That Auto-Fill Your Email Or Number

Businesses desperately want your email address, but it’s annoying to enter it on mobile. Cue Facebook’s latest News Feed ads. A marketer can buy an ad asking for you to sign-up for a newsletter or request a sales call, and with two-taps you can auto-fill your email address, phone number, or other …

Top 35 Small Business Tools for Today’s Entrepreneur

Small business owners wear many hats – sales, marketing, hiring, website design, social media marketing, research and development, etc. It can be …

How hyperlocal startups are giving e-com giants a run for their money

The last time Bengaluru resident Shruti Sabharwal hired a plumber, she was in for a surprise. The plumber arrived at the right time and in under an …

Four traditional habits every small business should break

Have you ever wondered about handshakes: Respected business owners stand with their backs straight, looking each other in the eye while they compete to crush each other's fingers?<p>The handshake may be a time-honored tradition that's here to stay. But, contrary to many business beliefs, not all …