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Medical News Today: Pediatrics

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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

  • Sleep, nutrition and health

    Sleep, nutrition and health

    I recently finished reading NurtureShock: New Thinking About Children by Po Bronson and Ashley Merryman, which I really enjoyed. Most parenting books I’ve read (quite a few!) say similar things, but I still usually learn a nugget or two with every…
    - 5 Jun 13, 8:00am -
  • Black Bean Enchilada Night!

    Black Bean Enchilada Night!

    I don’t make enchiladas very often, and when I do it’s chicken enchiladas, with canned enchilada sauce. This time, I wanted to do a vegetarian version, and since I normally don’t have enchilada sauce in my cupboard, I made my … Continue readi…
    - 8 Apr 13, 8:00am -
  • Chicken Pad Thai

    Chicken Pad Thai

    I feel like I’ve been making the same meals over and over, and I’m getting bored. And I want to broaden my kids’ tastes by introducing new foods. I have tons of recipe books, and there are so many online resources to try, but for some ……
    - 26 Feb 13, 8:00am -
  • Cooking with kids: how dough rises

    Cooking with kids: how dough rises

    Cooking with kids I often cook with my kids, and they have taken an interest in the science behind it: why do things get softer when cooked? Why do foods change colour? Why do raw carrots taste different than cooked?… … Continue reading →
    - 7 Feb 13, 8:00am -
  • A versatile dish: Sausage and Wild Rice Casserole

    A versatile dish: Sausage and Wild Rice Casserole

    This casserole dish was originally my Mom’s recipe, and I remember it from when I was quite young. She still often makes it on special occasions or when they have guests. My sister made some changes to the recipe, and she … Continue reading →
    - 29 Jan 13, 8:00am -
  • Book review: Two Old Potatoes and Me

    Book review: Two Old Potatoes and Me

    It’s been over a month since my last post, and I don’t even really have an excuse! So here goes, I’ll start back again with a kids book review. I just had to write this because it’s so cute, and … Continue reading →
    - 21 Jan 13, 8:00am -
  • 10 ways to stay healthy over the holidays

    10 ways to stay healthy over the holidays

    How do you plan to stay healthy over the holidays? Or DO you? Maybe you just plan to have fun and ignore health altogether, putting it off until after the holidays – hey, I’m not judging! If so, then I … Continue reading →
    - 18 Dec 12, 8:00am -
  • Boys can have body image issues, too

    Boys can have body image issues, too


    - 10 Dec 12, 8:00am -
  • Meal planning for cheapskates; Split pea and ham soup

    Meal planning for cheapskates; Split pea and ham soup

    Meal planning to create leftovers I love to kill two birds with one stone, so to speak. It saves time and money. So when I plan my meals for the week, I try to plan at least one large meal … Continue reading →
    - 1 Dec 12, 8:00am -
  • Is daycare bad for your child’s health? and 8 ways you can help

    Is daycare bad for your child’s health?  and 8 ways you can help

    Recently I read an article discussing a study that found how children in daycare may be more likely to be overweight than kids who stay at home with parents during the toddler and preschool years. Definitely more research is needed and … Continue…
    - 24 Nov 12, 8:00am -

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WebMD: Your Children's Health

  • New School Lunch Program

    New School Lunch Program

    By: Hansa Bhargava, MD I saw an overweight 8 year old in my office not long ago who complained, “I’m too chubby!”  His mother told me she had been trying to adjust her family’s diet by cooking at home and not having junk food in the house. B…
    - 2 Oct 12, 10:14am -
  • Study Links Physical Punishment, Mental Illness

    Study Links Physical Punishment, Mental Illness

    By Roy Benaroch, MD Adding fuel to the debate over corporal punishment, a large study published this summer has found that people who recall harsh physical punishment in childhood are more likely to suffer from mental illness as adults. Researchers f…
    - 23 Aug 12, 5:38am -
  • A Cough Treatment That Works

    A Cough Treatment That Works

    By Roy Benaroch, MD We’ve known for years that over-the-counter cough remedies aren’t very effective, especially in children. Still, it sure would be nice to have some way to help coughing kids. A new study adds to the evidence supporting an olde…
    - 16 Aug 12, 7:12am -
  • Nuts for Pregnant Women

    Nuts for Pregnant Women

    By Roy Benaroch, MD With increasing rates of peanut and other food allergies, it’s good to see a study that’s found a way to potentially reverse this trend. In a paper published this week, Danish researchers looked at about 62,000 mother-baby pai…
    - 9 Aug 12, 6:21am -
  • BPA: A Partial Reversal From the FDA

    BPA: A Partial Reversal From the FDA

    By Roy Benaroch, MD In a reversal of their previous policy announced in March 2012, the FDA this past week  announced a ban on the chemical BPA in baby bottles and children’s drinking cups. Still, their spokesman says the chemical is safe, and it…
    - 2 Aug 12, 6:51am -
  • Health for Games Travelers

    Health for Games Travelers

    By Roy Benaroch, MD Last week I wrote about staying safe at the big amusement parks. What about heading overseas to London for the 2012 Games? The CDC has released some health guidance to keep everyone safe while having a good time. Make sure all of…
    - 26 Jul 12, 5:31am -
  • Staying Safe at the Amusement Park

    Staying Safe at the Amusement Park

    By Roy Benaroch, MD Disney, Universal, Six Flags– huge places, huge crowds, and huge fun! Of course, there are dangers too, but a few simple steps can help keep your family safe so you can have great time without the worry. If you’re visiting wit…
    - 19 Jul 12, 7:36am -
  • Dogs Can be Baby’s Best Friend, Too

    Dogs Can be Baby’s Best Friend, Too

    By Roy Benaroch, MD A study published this week in the journal Pediatrics is good news for dog lovers everywhere. Babies growing up in homes with dogs get sick less often Finnish researchers studied the families of about 400 babies over the first yea…
    - 12 Jul 12, 7:37am -
  • Refining the Affordable Care Act

    Refining the Affordable Care Act

    By Roy Benaroch, MD With the Supreme Court’s decision to uphold the central portions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (often called “Obamacare”), the legal struggles over the legislation are largely settled. It’s now time to…
    - 28 Jun 12, 1:10pm -
  • Hypertension in Kids

    Hypertension in Kids

    By Roy Benaroch, MD Hypertension, or an elevated blood pressure, is far more common in adults than children. Still, it can occur at any age. And the younger the child, the more likely an elevated blood pressure could be from an important medical issu…
    - 21 Jun 12, 6:30am -
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