An article in TheMighty highlighted 10 things the parent of a child with health issues wishes people knew about her situation.
A new AAP policy statement from the Council on Early Childhood makes recommendations as to how pediatricians and policymakers can help ensure that children receive care in high-quality settings. The article, Quality Early Education and Child Care From Birth to Kindergarten is available at https://doi.org/10.1542/peds.2017-1488 and will be published in the August issue of Pediatrics.
According to research, investing in quality preschool education really pays off in getting children ready for kindergarten by teaching habits of healthy living, as well as strong executive functioning and emotional intelligence.
According to a report on NBC, ongoing stress can have significant impacts on a child’s brain.
Growing research on this topic and how dangerous toxic stress is proving to be is causing experts to develop a new public health approach to identify and treat the causes.
According to an article in Open Minds, in December 2016, New York Medicaid expanded its health home program. With this change came the inclusion of children living with two or more chronic medical conditions, complex trauma or serious emotional disturbances (SED).
In New York, the children’s health home model uses lead health homes. These health homes enter contracts with care management agencies (CMAs), which provide most health home services.
According to an article in Vital Updates, supplementing with Vitamin D3 may be more beneficial to one’s health than supplementing with Vitamin D2.
This was found in a new study appearing in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition and the results may have significantly impact public health strategies for boosting Vitamin D levels.