“Study: Child disability rates continue to rise”

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Work of Adobe photo shop, but originally downl...

Work of Adobe photo shop, but originally downloaded from http://imh.org.rs/ – INFORMATOR_INSITUTA; need for article Institute of Mental Health (Belgrade) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

This August 18, 2014 article on the Pittsburgh Business Times website talks about a recent study that seems to show there is an increased risk of disability due to mental health or neurodevelopmental causes among children of families who are at about 400% of the national poverty level.  The study also shows that disability due to asthma has decreased which they feel is due to better medications for treating asthma being available.

“Should Babies and Toddlers Use iPads?”

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This April 14, 2014 AETNA: Lifestyle article talks about concerns being raised over whether ipads and other “screen” devices should be used to teach or entertain toddlers and infants.¬† The issue is controversial, but studies are showing that the effects of screen time on developing minds could be harmful to the development of their executive function skills

 

 

 

 

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April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month

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This resource is a link to the National Child Abuse Prevention site that is sponsored in part by the Department of Health and Human Services

English: Rib fractures in an infant secondary ...

English: Rib fractures in an infant secondary to child abuse (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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