Signs Your Child Might Have Hearing Loss

MONDAY, Aug. 6, 2018 (HealthDay News) — “Put your listening ears on!” frustrated parents often say. But some kids aren’t deliberately tuning out Mom and Dad — they really can’t hear them. If you suspect your child has a hearing problem, get it checked out, experts advise. Even minor hearing loss can affect a child’s…

Barriers to Doctor-Nurse Communications Thwart Care

MONDAY, Aug. 6, 2018 (HealthDay News) — A “power gap” between doctors and nurses contributes to poor communication that puts hospital patients at risk, a new study contends. To learn more about communication breakdowns between the two groups, researchers recorded doctor-nurse interactions at the University of Michigan Health System. Doctors and nurses were then asked…

Homeless Babies Face Lasting Health Risks

MONDAY, Aug. 6, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Homelessness in infancy poses long-term harms, including greater risk for poor health and development later in childhood, a new study finds. “We too often refer to ‘resiliency’ when we talk about children exposed to hardship as infants. We should not mislead ourselves about the very real long-term impacts…