pediatrics http://kplu.org en Wash. Scientists Cheer Docs' Push To Read To Kids Starting At Birth — Or Earlier http://kplu.org/post/wash-scientists-cheer-docs-push-read-kids-starting-birth-or-earlier <p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/155880212&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_artwork=true&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false" width="100%"></iframe></p><p>The nation’s largest association of pediatricians is <a href="http://www.aap.org/en-us/about-the-aap/aap-press-room/pages/Business,-Medical,-and-Non-Profit-Partners-Launch-New-National-Effort--at-CGI-America-to-Help-Close-the-Word-Gap.aspx" target="_blank">recommending parents read to their children </a>starting at birth. Research by Seattle-area scientists suggests kids can indeed benefit from hearing lots of language right from day one – or even earlier, &nbsp;even though most kids don’t start talking until they’re at least a year old.</p><p> Tue, 24 Jun 2014 23:32:21 +0000 Gabriel Spitzer 17371 at http://kplu.org Wash. Scientists Cheer Docs' Push To Read To Kids Starting At Birth — Or Earlier Pediatricians struggle over patients who won’t vaccinate http://kplu.org/post/pediatricians-struggle-over-patients-who-won%E2%80%99t-vaccinate <p>Doctors across the country are saying <a href="http://yourlife.usatoday.com/health/story/2011-11-14/Refuse-vaccines-and-risk-dismissal-by-doctor/51204016/1">they might fire you as a patient</a> if you refuse to let your child be immunized, according to a few stories that have ignited all kinds of <a href="http://seattlemamadoc.seattlechildrens.org/pediatricians-who-refuse-families-who-dont-immunize/">discussions about vaccines</a> and <a href="http://6thfloor.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/11/21/armchair-ethicist-flu-season-edition/">the role of pediatricians</a>.</p><p>But a new survey confirms that&rsquo;s a minority viewpoint, particularly among pediatricians in Washington.&nbsp;</p><p> Tue, 29 Nov 2011 18:57:27 +0000 Keith Seinfeld 3271 at http://kplu.org Pediatricians struggle over patients who won’t vaccinate Rotting toddler teeth targeted by pediatricians, dentists http://kplu.org/post/rotting-toddler-teeth-targeted-pediatricians-dentists <p>Your average American&rsquo;s teeth may be whiter and straighter than they were a generation ago, but for very young children, tooth decay is still one the biggest health problems.&nbsp;</p><p>Dentists and pediatricians are meeting this week at the University of Washington to find ways to reverse the trend.</p><p> Mon, 25 Jul 2011 19:43:04 +0000 Keith Seinfeld 2159 at http://kplu.org Rotting toddler teeth targeted by pediatricians, dentists Research 'factory' added to downtown Seattle's science hub http://kplu.org/post/research-factory-added-downtown-seattles-science-hub <p>You may associate downtown Seattle with its shopping, hotels and offices, but the city&#39;s core also has a growing medical research community. From global-health focused non-profits to the University of Washington, it seems scientists all want to be near downtown.</p><p>The latest addition is a combination cancer research lab and bio-factory. Seattle Children&rsquo;s Research Institute plans to open the new lab and &quot;factory&quot; in the Denny Triangle next month.</p><p> Wed, 13 Jul 2011 18:36:32 +0000 Keith Seinfeld 2081 at http://kplu.org Research 'factory' added to downtown Seattle's science hub Injecting personal values into vaccine policy http://kplu.org/post/injecting-personal-values-vaccine-policy <p><a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kplu/local-kplu-976911.mp3">http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kplu/local-kplu-976911.mp3</a></p><p>Parents who are hesitant about giving their children all the required immunizations have an unusual chance to share their views Tuesday. The national committee that decides when kids should get vaccines is taking testimony in Shoreline, north of Seattle -- inviting the public into a discussion of values. It&rsquo;s just the second time they&rsquo;ve asked for input.</p> Mon, 11 Jul 2011 14:40:06 +0000 Keith Seinfeld 2052 at http://kplu.org Injecting personal values into vaccine policy