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Medical News Today: Pediatrics

  • What factors influence a person's height?
    Genes determine around 80% of a person's height, but environmental factors can also affect it. This article looks at how people can increase their height during development.
    - 16 Jan 20, 10:00pm -
  • Aicardi syndrome: Everything you need to know
    Aicardi syndrome is a rare genetic condition that causes seizures, vision problems, and other symptoms. Here, learn about treatments and more.
    - 16 Jan 20, 12:00am -
  • Testing hearing by looking at the eyes
    Pupil dilation may provide a new and accurate way of testing hearing. The new test may be helpful for babies or people who have had a stroke.
    - 13 Jan 20, 3:00am -
  • What to know about the Moro reflex?
    The Moro reflex is a normal, involuntary motor response in healthy babies. This article provides more details, including possible triggers and how to calm a baby with Moro reflex.
    - 20 Dec 19, 4:00pm -
  • Meningococcemia: Everything you need to know
    Meningococcemia is a serious blood infection that causes a rash and other symptoms. Doctors can help prevent severe complications, including death, with prompt treatment. Learn more.
    - 20 Dec 19, 2:00pm -
  • Is tonsillitis contagious?
    Some bacteria and viruses can cause inflammation of the tonsils, or tonsillitis. Read on to find out how these pathogens spread, and how to prevent tonsillitis.
    - 20 Dec 19, 12:00am -
  • What are the stages of the common cold?
    The common cold usually has distinct stages. Knowing these stages can help a person recognize when they may have caught a cold. Read this article to learn more.
    - 18 Dec 19, 5:00am -
  • When can a child sit in the front seat of a car?
    Sitting in the front seat of a vehicle can be dangerous for children below a certain age, height, or weight. Learn more about when a child can safely sit in the front seat here.
    - 17 Dec 19, 2:00pm -
  • What are the stages of puberty?
    Puberty is a time of significant change in the human body. We examine the first signs of puberty in males and females and the changes that each stage involves.
    - 12 Dec 19, 2:00pm -
  • Depression in children: What to know
    Depression can occur in anyone, including children. In this article, learn about the signs and symptoms of depression in children, as well as how to help.
    - 12 Dec 19, 1:00pm -

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The Pew Charitable Trusts: Children

  • Pew Commends Maine for Authorizing Dental Hygiene Therapists
    The Pew Charitable Trusts today commended the Maine legislature and governor for authorizing midlevel dental practitioners. These providers, who function similarly to a nurse practitioner or physician’s assistant on a medical team, allow dentists a…
    - 29 Apr 14, 9:05am -
  • Is Your State a Winner When It Comes to Federal Support for Oral Health?
    Twenty-one states received cooperative agreement grants and technical assistance from the CDC. States can save money by using these funds to operate programs that prevent cavities and promote oral health.
    - 9 Apr 14, 12:43pm -
  • Testimony of the Pew Children’s Dental Campaign Regarding Fiscal Year 2015 Appropriations
    The Pew children’s dental campaign submitted this written testimony on funding priorities for federal fiscal year 2015.
    - 4 Apr 14, 12:25pm -
  • Expanding the Dental Team
    Expanding the Dental Team looks at two private dental practices that employ dental therapists to increase access to dental care for underserved populations.
    - 12 Feb 14, 10:55am -
  • Fluoridation By the Numbers
    In 2012, 74.6% of the U.S. population on public water systems, or a total of 210,655,401 people, had access to fluoridated water, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. See how your state ranks in terms of access to fluoridated…
    - 4 Feb 14, 3:20pm -
  • Star Tribune: Health Beat: Dental Therapists Have CEO Smiling
    On Saturday, December 14, the Minneapolis Star-Tribune (MN) published a story about how dental therapists have helped a community health clinic in Minnesota provide dental services to low-income people and lower costs. The story noted Pew’s involve…
    - 14 Dec 13, 3:10pm -
  • Community College Daily: A Plan to Provide Affordable Dental Care
    On Thursday, November 21, the Community College Times published an article about how community colleges can help increase access to care by developing educational programs for midlevel dental providers. The story cited Pew’s 2013 “Growing the Den…
    - 21 Nov 13, 3:15pm -
  • Growing the Dental Workforce
    This report examines how community colleges and workforce investment boards can help to expand the dental team and improve access to care for millions of Americans. It also offers guidance on how these institutions can cultivate support and leverage…
    - 21 Nov 13, 10:45am -
  • CNN: Dental Crisis Could Create 'State of Decay'
    Obamacare expands access to health insurance for tens of millions of people come January 1. Dental care for adults, however, is not included, and experts say we've got a potential oral health care crisis coming.
    - 9 Oct 13, 1:20pm -
  • Tampa Bay Times: Brooksville City Council Votes to Restore Fluoride to Water Supply
    The Brooksville City Council's 4-1 decision to resume fluoridation reversed a unanimous vote two years ago to end the city's 25-year-old fluoride program, a vote that came as the city attempted to balance its budget.
    - 8 Oct 13, 10:40am -

Tots to Teens Nutrition

  • The five most absurd fad diets

    The five most absurd fad diets

    You have been gorging on just about everything that you could get your hands on for time immemorial. And one fine day, you realize that your clothes no longer fit. … Read More "The five most absurd fad diets"
    - 3 May 18, 4:05am -
  • Lose weight without a depriving diet

    Lose weight without a depriving diet

      Just when you thought that the day was going to be a great one, you pass by an eatery and the aroma of freshly baked pizza wafts through the … Read More "Lose weight without a depriving diet"
    - 12 Apr 18, 3:56am -
  • Staying motivated through your weight loss plan

    Staying motivated through your weight loss plan

    The biggest challenge in following a weight loss plan lies in being motivated enough to stick to it. Sometimes people start on a high note but lose motivation midway. It … Read More "Staying motivated through your weight loss plan"
    - 31 Mar 18, 4:03am -

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WebMD: Your Children's Health

  • newAs Cases Jump, Are We Better Prepared for COVID?

    As Cases Jump, Are We Better Prepared for COVID?

    There are record numbers of COVID-19 cases in the U.S., with several states in the South and West driving the resurgence. Texas has closed its bars, California has closed its restaurants in some counties, and some beaches in Florida are closed.
    - 21 mins ago, 2 Jul 20, 12:12pm -
  • newBiases Mean Men Dubbed 'Brilliant' More Often Than Women

    Biases Mean Men Dubbed 'Brilliant' More Often Than Women

    These stereotyped views are a result of implicit bias that people don't admit when asked directly, the researchers noted.
    - 55 mins ago, 2 Jul 20, 11:38am -
  • newMS Patients Turn to Marijuana, Other Alternative Treatments

    MS Patients Turn to Marijuana, Other Alternative Treatments

    A majority of just over 1,000 respondents said they used some type of alternative therapy, including marijuana, vitamins, herbs and minerals, plus mind-body therapies like exercise, mindfulness, massage and various diets.
    - 59 mins ago, 2 Jul 20, 11:34am -
  • newAir Travel a Puzzle in Age of Coronavirus

    Air Travel a Puzzle in Age of Coronavirus

    United and American airlines, along with Southwest and Delta, require all passengers to wear cloth face masks or any high-tech masks while on the plane. American goes further by saying passengers must bring their own face masks and must comply with a…
    - 19 hours ago, 1 Jul 20, 5:15pm -
  • new15 Expert Tips for Applying a Self-Tanner

    15 Expert Tips for Applying a Self-Tanner

    For those who love the look of bronzed skin but want to avoid the health risks of sun exposure, see our expert tips on using self-tanners.
    - 20 hours ago, 1 Jul 20, 4:54pm -
  • newSummer Foot Care

    Summer Foot Care

    Keep your feet looking and feeling their best with these tips.
    - 20 hours ago, 1 Jul 20, 4:17pm -
  • newAn HIV Drug You Only Take Twice a Year?

    An HIV Drug You Only Take Twice a Year?

    A single injection of the experimental drug, called lenacapavir, was able to lower blood levels of HIV in a small group of patients. And it was capable of maintaining active levels in the blood for more than six months.
    - 21 hours ago, 1 Jul 20, 3:19pm -
  • newMuscle Relaxants for Back Pain Are Soaring: Are They Safe?

    Muscle Relaxants for Back Pain Are Soaring: Are They Safe?

    Experts worry that muscle relaxants may not help much and could cause troubling side effects, especially in older patients.
    - 21 hours ago, 1 Jul 20, 3:14pm -
  • newCOVID-19 Blood Test Might Predict Who Will Need a Ventilator

    COVID-19 Blood Test Might Predict Who Will Need a Ventilator

    This finding could lead to a scoring system that would flag at-risk patients for closer monitoring and to personalized treatments
    - 23 hours ago, 1 Jul 20, 1:43pm -
  • newTrauma of Racism Fuels High Blood Pressure Among Black Americans: Study

    Trauma of Racism Fuels High Blood Pressure Among Black Americans: Study

    Black Americans who endure life-altering instances of discrimination are a third to a half more likely to develop high blood pressure than those who haven't been similarly traumatized, researchers report in the July 1 issue of the journal Hypertensio…
    - 23 hours ago, 1 Jul 20, 1:40pm -
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