CDC: Diabetes on rise among children, teens

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New diabetes cases among youths increased 4.8% a year for type 2 and 1.8% a year for type 1 between 2002 and 2012, according to a study published today in the New England Journal of Medicine. New type 2 cases increased most sharply in Native Americans, Asian Americans/Pacific Islanders and African... read more

Topic: Community Health
Tags: child health, population health, equity, prevention

Helping abused children heal

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The youngsters enrolled in the preschool program at Cincinnati (Ohio) Children’s Medical Center are not your ordinary kids. Everyone is a victim of serious abuse or neglect.

The Therapeutic Interagency Preschool (TIP) program uses psychiatrists, mental health, speech, and occupational and physical... read more

Topic: Community Health
Tags: child health, Community health, Community Connections

Brainy Camps teaches special needs kids how to be smart about managing illness

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Brainy Camps is a funny name. But this summer camp is serious about teaching kids with special needs to live wisely.

Brainy Camps does more than allow children to experience bunk beds and rope courses every summer. It has helped children with chronic illness learn how to control their disease by building... read more

Topic: Community Health
Tags: child health, Community health, Community Connections, chronic conditions

ASPR issues Zika planning resources for health care providers, coalitions

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The Department of Health and Human Services’ Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response has issued resources to help health care providers and coalitions plan for a real or potential Zika virus outbreak. “A Zika outbreak is unlikely to result in large numbers of acutely ill patients needing... read more

Topic: Community Health
Tags: pregnancy, child health, maternal health, preparedness, Zika

CDC: No decline in youth tobacco use overall since 2011

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About 5.3% of middle school students and 16% of high school students reported using electronic cigarettes in the past month when surveyed in 2015, up from 0.6% and 1.5%, respectively, in 2011, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Declines in use of conventional... read more

Topic: Community Health
Tags: child health, population health, Community health, prevention

Healthier future begins with healthy smiles for 'Frisbie Smiles' kids

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Frisbee Memorial Hospital in Rochester, N.H., sees a healthy smile as the beginning of a healthier future for hundreds of youngsters in its communities.

Since 1999, the hospital’s school-based dental education program, Frisbie Smiles, has partnered with local schools to provide dental screenings and... read more

Topic: Community Health
Tags: child health, Community health, Community Connections

Did you get your flu shot yet?

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As we swing into the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, National Influenza Vaccination Week (NIVW) reminds us to make our health a priority this season so we don’t give our loved ones the gift of the flu. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) created NIVW as a national observance that... read more

Topic: Community Health
Tags: child health, maternal health, population health, infant health, Community health, prevention

Survey: Illicit teen use of tobacco, alcohol, pain relievers declining

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Illicit use of tobacco, alcohol and prescription pain relievers declined among adolescents between 2002 and 2014, according to the latest National Survey on Drug Use and Health by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. Current tobacco use among 12 to 17 year olds fell to 7% from... read more

Topic: Community Health
Tags: child health, Mental health, Behavioral health

CDC, professional groups urge prompt antiviral treatment for flu

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, American Medical Association and other physician and professional organizations last week urged health care professionals to promptly treat young children and people age 65 and older with flu antiviral drugs. “In the context of widespread circulation of H3N2... read more

Topic: Community Health
Tags: physicians, child health, population health, preparedness

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