How to prepare your child for an x-ray or MRI

Going to the doctor can be scary enough for young children. So the idea of an X-Ray or MRI may prove particularly stressful. You see sophisticated equipment that can help identify risks to your child’s health. Your child, however, may simply see a big machine with laser-like lights strong enough to see through their skin and bones. Their perception of … Read More

Why The Link Between Childhood Cancer and CT Scans May Be Overblown

Another study is adding to the growing body of evidence that CT scans in childhood can be linked to cancer later on. The new study, published in the journal JAMA Pediatrics, looked at seven U.S. health care systems and the use of CT scans on the head, abdomen, pelvis, chest and spine in kids under age 15. CT scans are considered one of … Read More

Company ready to launch teddy bear that can take your blood pressure

Think Build-A-Bear meets medical monitor. Teddy the Guardian, the first smart toy with built-in medical sensors, is a stuffed animal made of organic materials that can measure a child’s vital signs, such as heart rate, blood pressure, oxygen saturation and temperature, then send it to a mobile device. Read more: https://medcitynews.com/2013/07/first-medtech-smart-toy-set-to-launch/#ixzz2ZmAo4xVu.