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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

    • newTips on Living With Migraine

      Tips on Living With Migraine

      Three people share their experiences with the chronic condition and what they've learned about finding treatments that really help.
      - 16 hours ago, 24 Nov 20, 2:49pm -
    • newAnxiety Might Speed Alzheimer's: Study

      Anxiety Might Speed Alzheimer's: Study

      Older adults with memory problems may progress to Alzheimer's more quickly if they are also suffering from anxiety symptoms, a preliminary study suggests.
      - 16 hours ago, 24 Nov 20, 2:13pm -
    • newCould the Pill Reduce Asthma Attacks?

      Could the Pill Reduce Asthma Attacks?

      Women with asthma may suffer fewer severe symptom attacks if they are on birth control pills, a large new study suggests.
      - 16 hours ago, 24 Nov 20, 2:06pm -
    • newMediterranean Diet Cuts Women's Odds for Diabetes

      Mediterranean Diet Cuts Women's Odds for Diabetes

      Overweight women who eat a Mediterranean-like diet may reduce their odds of developing type 2 diabetes by 30%, compared with women who don't, a new study suggests.
      - 16 hours ago, 24 Nov 20, 2:00pm -
    • Junk Food, Alcohol Often Star in Hit Movies

      Junk Food, Alcohol Often Star in Hit Movies

      If there was an Oscar for "most unhealthy food in a leading role," many of America's most popular movies would be serious contenders.
      - 2 days ago, 23 Nov 20, 6:04pm -
    • Vegan Diets Tied to Higher Bone Fracture Risk

      Vegan Diets Tied to Higher Bone Fracture Risk

      Vegans face a 43% higher risk for bone fractures than meat eaters, a large British study warns. The researchers also identified a notably higher risk for hip fractures among those who eat fish but no meat (pescatarians), and among vegetarians who swe…
      - 2 days ago, 23 Nov 20, 5:23pm -
    • 1 in 3 Parents Say Holiday Gathering Worth COVID Risk

      1 in 3 Parents Say Holiday Gathering Worth COVID Risk

      In a new nationwide poll of 1,443 parents, about one in three said the benefits of gathering with families for the holidays outweighed the risk of spreading the virus.
      - 2 days ago, 23 Nov 20, 5:11pm -
    • Young Americans Lonely, Depressed During Pandemic

      Young Americans Lonely, Depressed During Pandemic

      Loneliness, anxiety, depression and substance use have increased sharply among young American adults during the COVID-19 pandemic, a survey shows.
      - 2 days ago, 23 Nov 20, 4:33pm -
    • 'Hidden' Prostate Cancer Usually Means Good Outcome

      'Hidden' Prostate Cancer Usually Means Good Outcome

      Negative biopsies among early-stage prostate cancer patients who've chosen active surveillance are associated with a low risk of disease progression, but they aren't a sign that their cancer has completely vanished, a new study indicates.
      - 2 days ago, 23 Nov 20, 3:09pm -
    • FDA Authorizes Arthritis Drug Combo for COVID-19

      FDA Authorizes Arthritis Drug Combo for COVID-19

      The combination is meant for patients who need supplemental oxygen or mechanical ventilation.
      - 5 days ago, 20 Nov 20, 3:39pm -
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