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ASHA Marks Better Hearing and Speech Month With New PSA Campaign That Encourages the Public To Seek Care From Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologists

A new national broadcast public service announcement (PSA) campaign launched today by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) showcases the life-altering treat...
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Five Ways To Keep Your Skin Safe While Enjoying The Sunshine

With temperatures hitting a whopping 95 degrees in the Northeast this weekend, everyone is craving some serious outdoor time! However, too much exposure to ultraviolet (UV) ra...
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Drug Use Severity In Adolescence Affects Substance Use Disorder Risk In Adulthood

People who reported multiple symptoms consistent with severe substance use disorder at age 18 exhibited two or more of these symptoms in adulthood, according to a new analysis...
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Gastrointestinal Issues Linked With Anxiety, Social Withdrawal For Kids With Autism

Children with autism spectrum disorder tend to experience gastrointestinal issues, such as constipation and stomach pain, at a higher rate than their neurotypical peers. Some ...
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NIH’s All of Us Research Program Releases First Genomic Dataset of Nearly 100,000 Whole Genome Sequences

Nearly 100,000 highly diverse whole genome sequences are now available through the National Institutes of Health's All of Us Research Program. About 50% of the data is from in...
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Inflation, War Push Stress To Alarming Levels At Two-Year Covid-19 Anniversary

Two years after the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a global pandemic, inflation, money issues and the war in Ukraine have pushed U.S. stress to alarming levels, a...
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Lead As a Social Determinant of Child and Adolescent Physiological Stress and Behavior

Lead is an environmental neurotoxicant that causes neurocognitive deficits and cardiovascular and metabolic disorders. It also disproportionately affects socially disadvantage...
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ANA Hails Signing of Lorna Breen Health Care Provider Protection Act

The American Nurses Association (ANA) hails the signing of the Dr. Lorna Breen Health Care Provider Protection Act (S. 610/H.R. 1667) into law by President Joseph R. Biden. Th...
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Mandatory Masking In Schools Reduced COVID-19 Cases During Delta Surge

Schools with mandatory masking during the Delta surge had approximately 72% fewer cases of in-school transmission of SARS-CoV-2 when compared to schools with optional or parti...
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Run Not Just Fun For Rice Students, Elementary Partners

Regular exercise is good for everyone, and youngsters stand to benefit most -- if they stick to it. Rice University researchers are figuring out how to encourage that tenacit...
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Babies Exposed To Cannabis In The Womb May Be At Risk For Obesity, High Blood Sugar

Cannabis use among pregnant women is on the rise and may be associated with negative health outcomes in children, according to a new study published in the Endocrine Society’s...
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NIH’s All of Us Research Program Releases First Genomic Dataset of Nearly 100,000 Whole Genome Sequences

Nearly 100,000 highly diverse whole genome sequences are now available through the National Institutes of Health's All of Us Research Program. About 50% of the data is from in...
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Amygdala Overgrowth That Occurs In Autism Spectrum Disorder May Begin During Infancy

The amygdala — a brain structure enlarged in two-year-old children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) — begins its accelerated growth between 6 and 12 months of age...
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Shifting Off Screens - Tear-Free Tips for Making the Transition Away From Devices

BE PREPARED ­ We’ve all seen it - the tears, scrunched up faces, and tantrums that result from those dreaded words “time to put the tablet away.” One of the biggest frustratio...
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Antibiotic Resistance: The Hidden Healthcare Crisis

One of the greatest contributions to medicine was Alexander Fleming’s 1928 discovery of the first antibiotic. Penicillin became another great contribution when it was made rea...
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Parenting Program To Prevent Obesity In Firstborn Children Benefits Siblings

An intervention shown to help first-time parents prevent childhood obesity has found spillover effects in second-born children as well, even without further training for the p...
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Antihistamines show promise in treating long COVID-19 symptoms, UCI case report says

Antihistamines show promise in treating long COVID-19 symptoms, UCI case report Antihistamines may provide relief for the millions of people suffering from the painful, debili...
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Combating Health Misinformation

On July 15, 2021, the U.S. Surgeon General issued an urgent plea for all Americans to take part in slowing a serious threat to public health. He wasn’t talking about the COVID...
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Suicides By Drug Overdose Increased Among Young People, Elderly People, And Black Women, Despite Overall Downward Trend

A new study of intentional drug overdose deaths, or suicides by an overdose of a medication or drug, found an overall decline in recent years in the United States, but an incr...
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Minds On The Media - 10 Tips For Improving Children’s Cognitive Development In A Digital World

Children are exposed to more digital media today than ever before, especially since the COVID-19 pandemic has shifted so much of their educational and social lives online. Whi...
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Be Tech Wise With Toddler, Say ASHA and the Screen Time
Action Network

With parents and caregivers inundated with often-conflicting recommendations on screen time and technology usage by children, the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association ...
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Two E’s of Talking About First Periods With Adolescents: Education and Exposure

First menstruations can be intimidating for adolescents due to prevailing negative associations about them. However, Vilmante Markeviciene, an expert on intimate health, belie...
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Study Reveals Root Cause Of Long-Term COVID Symptoms

As COVID case numbers continue to climb, doctors are seeing more patients struggling with a wide range of debilitating and potentially dangerous symptoms several months after ...
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Amid a Persistent Pandemic and Longstanding Staffing Crisis, Americans Rank Nurses the Most Honest and Ethical Professionals

For the 20th consecutive year, nurses are once again ranked #1 in Gallup's annual Most Honest and Ethical Professions Poll. The American public rated nurses the highest among ...
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The Effects of Pediatric Critical Illness on Absenteeism

Children who survive critical illness and their parents commonly experience physical, emotional, and cognitive conditions as a result of the critical illness. These effects ca...
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