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ADHD Treatment for Young Children - Digital Press Kit

ADHD Treatment for Young Children - Digital Press Kit

About half of young children 2 to 5 years of age receiving care for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are not receiving psychological services, including the recommended treatment of behavior therapy, according to a new CDC Vital Signs report.

5/3/2016 9:02:00 AM

Class is In: Essential Tips before going back to school - Digital Press Kit

Class is In: Essential Tips before going back to school - Digital Press Kit

It's that time again! This is an exciting time of year for students and families. As students go back to school, it is important that parents and students recognize key health and safety information that will help ensure a great start to the school year.

8/11/2015 10:02:00 AM

Essentials for Parenting Toddlers and Preschoolers - Digital Press Kit

Essentials for Parenting Toddlers and Preschoolers - Digital Press Kit

Essentials for Parenting Toddlers and Preschoolers helps parents interact positively with children. It provides proven answers to common challenges so moms, dads, and caregivers can help two- to four-year-olds grow up happy and healthy.

10/30/2014 6:02:00 AM

Autism Estimates Continue to Rise: New Data to Drive Action for Communities and Families - Digital Press Kit

Autism Estimates Continue to Rise: New Data to Drive Action for Communities and Families - Digital Press Kit

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that 1 in 68 children (or 14.7 per 1,000 eight-year-olds) in the United States has been identified with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), according to a surveillance summary report, "Prevalence of Autism Spectrum Disorder among Children Aged 8 Years- Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring Network, 11 Sites, United States, 2010."

3/27/2014 9:34:00 AM

Flow Restrictors May Help Prevent Medication Poisonings in Young Children - Digital Press Kit

Flow Restrictors May Help Prevent Medication Poisonings in Young Children - Digital Press Kit

Flow restrictors are intended to work with current child-resistant packaging, such as child safety caps, to help keep young children from getting into medicines when adults aren't looking.

3/17/2014 9:12:00 AM

CDC Issues First Comprehensive Report on Children's Mental Health in the United States - Digital Press Kit

CDC Issues First Comprehensive Report on Children's Mental Health in the United States - Digital Press Kit

This report is an important step to better understand childhood mental disorders and help children reach their full potential in life.

2/28/2014 9:24:00 AM

ADHD Estimates Rise - Digital Press Kit

ADHD Estimates Rise - Digital Press Kit

Two million more children in the United States have been diagnosed with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and one million more U.S. children were taking medication for ADHD over an 8 year period (2003-2004 to 2011-2012), according to a new study led by CDC.

11/22/2013 8:00:00 AM

Head back to school safer and healthier this year! - Digital Press Kit

Head back to school safer and healthier this year! - Digital Press Kit

Heading back to school is an exciting time of year for students and families. As students go back to school, it is important that they eat healthy and stay active, are up to date on their immunizations, and know the signs of bullying for a healthier and safer school year.

8/13/2013 8:00:00 AM

January is National Birth Defects Prevention Month - Digital Press kit

January is National Birth Defects Prevention Month - Digital Press kit

Every 4 ½ minutes, a baby is born with a major birth defect in the United States. They are a leading cause of death among U.S. infants, accounting for about 20% of mortality in the first year of life. In addition, babies born with birth defects have a greater chance of illness and long term disability than babies without birth defects. January is National Birth Defects Prevention Month, a time to focus on raising awareness about the frequency with which birth defects occur in the United States and of the steps that can be taken to prevent them.

1/6/2013 10:00:00 PM

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