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Pediatricians urge vaccines for whooping cough

...pertussis in Juneau prompted two local pediatricians to recommend more people get vaccinated...babies," said Dr. Marna Schwartz, a pediatrician at SouthEast Alaska Regional Health...situation, said Dr. George Brown, a pediatrician with Glacier Pediatrics and a member...
CDC: Doctors prescribing fewer antibiotics for kids

ATLANTA - The push to get pediatricians to stop prescribing antibiotics for the wrong illnesses is paying off a bit, a new government report found.Since the early 1990s...
Cheerleading needs sports safety rules, docs say

...and potentially as dangerous as a sport and should be designated one to improve safety, the nation's leading group of pediatricians says.The number of cheerleaders injured each year has climbed dramatically in the last two decades. Common stunts that...
Juneau pediatrician wins national award

...Named after the late pediatrician who worked at the University...Pediatrics. It is awarded to a pediatrician who has made a demonstrated...Prevention Funds, there are few pediatricians who have Brown's breadth...contributions." As a general pediatrician working with the Alaska...
Pediatrician returns to Juneau

Glacier Pediatrics is adding pediatrician Dr. Kathy Stepien to the staff. She begins seeing patients on July 1. Stepien returns to Juneau after completing medical school at the University of Washington and her pediatric residency at the Marshfield Clinic in Wisconsin.
Justices mull appeal of Chicago suburb's assault weapons ban

...agreeing to take it up.The court could say as early as Monday whether it will hear the case.Friedman is a practicing pediatrician and owner of semi-automatic weapons. He lost a bid for the state Senate as a Republican in 2012 in a campaign in which...
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Well-child exams help keep kids' health on track

...schedule is typical, a child's provider may recommend more frequent exams.SEARHC has pediatricians on staff in Juneau and Sitka, as well as a pediatrician that travels to some of our smaller communities several times each year. It is important...
Fairbanks native, three-time cancer survivor shares story

...Roberts, was born and raised in Fairbanks. She was only 12 years old when an "annoying cough" prompted a trip to the pediatrician for an X-ray. The night before the appointment Zaverl noticed a lump above her collar bone but assumed it was a pulled...
SEARHC dentistry now welcoming all tiny teeth

...children in the communities SEARHC serves, from Hydaburg to Yakutat.What makes a pediatric dentist different?"We're the pediatricians of dentistry is the easiest way to put it," Sanzone said. On top of the general dental training, pediatric dentists...
Childhood charms draw pediatrician back to Alaska

...grades first through seventh at local schools when her Air Force family left the state in 1990. Last year she returned as pediatrician Dr. Shallon Craddock, to work at Tanana Valley Clinic."I remember how wonderful my childhood was here," Craddock said...


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