Feb 26

Promoting Proper Dental Health from the Start

February is Children’s Dental Health Awareness month, a time to reflect on the type of dental hygiene education kids receive to maintain a healthy smile for life. The Children’s Dental Health Project has released some new facts about this topic and ways we can help improve our children’s overall health by promoting proper oral care from the start. 

Feb 20

How to Keep Your Child Safe on the Road

Earlier this month, the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) released a new study showing that motor vehicle crash deaths among children age 12 and younger have decreased by 43 percent from 2002-2011. According to the research, the decrease is attributable to the increased use of age- and size-appropriate child restraints (car seats, booster seats and seat belts), which is the best way to save lives and reduce injuries in a crash. 

Feb 13

Putting Our Hearts and Dollars towards Specialty Pediatric Residency Training

During the month of February, hearts are on all our minds. American heart month is observed all month-long, and February 7-14 marks the Congenital Heart Defect awareness week. However, this is also a time to reflect on the fact that children with cardiac illnesses or congenital heart defects have fewer options to turn to for treatment than adults as children’s hospitals across the country continue to experience significant shortages in some pediatric specialties.

Feb 07

A Lesson in TV and Shopping Cart Safety

As parents and guardians, it can be easy to underestimate how many seemingly normal activities can pose a real threat to our children. Last week, two organizations, Safe Kids Worldwide and The Center for Injury Research and Policy at Nationwide Children's Hospital, made us aware of two potential issues that often go overlooked in many households and grocery stores: TV tip-overs and shopping cart safety.

Feb 04

Celebrate CHIPRA Anniversary, Urge Renewal

Today marks the fifth anniversary of the enactment of the Children’s Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2009 (CHIPRA). It’s an occasion worth celebrating—health care coverage provisions in CHIPRA are among the primary reasons the uninsured rate for children has reached a historic low.

Jan 30

The State of the Union Address: What was Said and Not Said about Pediatric Health

On Tuesday, President Obama delivered his fifth State of the Union address to the nation. Under the overarching theme of opportunity, the President mentioned children throughout the hour-long speech and how new policies put into place by the administration and Congress over the last few years have positively affected them. 

Jan 24

The CDC’s Update on Youth Bullying

The CDC has standardized the definition of bullying in an effort to help families, schools, and communities respond to the issue and help combat it.

Jan 16

New Year’s Goal: A Fun and Healthy 2014 for Your Family

How to make better nutrition and an active lifestyle a priority for the whole family in 2014.

Dec 11

A Reason to be Thankful

Maureen Beach talks about why her and her son Colin came to DC to advocate in support of children's health care.

Nov 21

A 13 Year-Old Patient Talks About the Importance of CHGME

Child health advocate Dede Dankelson explains why her son Peter wrote to his member of Congress in support of CHGME.

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