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Jun

22

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First Decline in Vaping Among Teens

Posted by on June 22nd, 2017 0 comments Tags: , , , ,

Fewer teens are vaping, according to a new report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control. This is the first time there has been a decline since the U.S. government began tracking vaping or e-cigarette use in 2015. According to the report, vaping fell from 3 million in 2015 to 2.2 million in 2016, which… Read More »

Posted in: General (all entries), K-12, Public Health

Jun

01

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No Research Shows Fidget Spinners Effective

Posted by on June 1st, 2017 0 comments

If you have young children, you may have noticed the latest toy craze that is fidget spinners. Except the toy hasn’t been marketed as a toy–marketers said the contraption was supposed to help kids with autism, anxiety or ADHD because it would keep them calm and help them focus. However, according Dr. Louise Krause, chief… Read More »

Posted in: Blog, Disabilities, General (all entries), K-12

May

25

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No Fruit Juice for Babies

Posted by on May 25th, 2017 0 comments

For the first time in 16 years, the American Academy of Pediatrics has revised its stance on fruit juice and recommends that no children under the age of 1 drink it. In fact, it’s fine if parents their children to forgo fruit juice altogether at any age. The new recommendation opposes the AAP’s previous stance that… Read More »

Posted in: Consumer Health, General (all entries), K-12

Mar

23

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New Blood Test Could Spot Autism in Children

Posted by on March 23rd, 2017 0 comments

Researchers have been working on an experimental blood test that could point out autism in children. So far, the test is 98 percent accurate in children ages 3 to 10 in diagnosing if they have autism. “The test was able to predict autism, regardless of where on the spectrum an individual was,” according to study… Read More »

Posted in: Disabilities, General (all entries), K-12

Feb

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February is National Children’s Dental Health Month; New Mexico Proclaims February is Children’s Oral Health Month

Posted by on February 16th, 2017 0 comments

February is National Children’s Dental Health Month, raising awareness for parents and children about how to keep their smiles white and their teeth clean. Recognizing the importance of oral health, especially among children who need to create good habits, New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez proclaimed February 2017 as Children’s Oral Health Month for the state…. Read More »

Posted in: Community Engagement, K-12, New Mexico, Public Health

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