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Apraxia Awareness Day May 14th

Childhood Apraxia of Speech (CAS) is a speech disorder that seriously interferes with a child’s ability to develop clear speech. CAS makes it difficult or impossible for an affected child to plan the movements of the lips, tongue, jaw, etc. that are needed for speech. Children with CAS generally have a good understanding of language - they know what they want to say - but have difficulty learning or carrying out the complex movements that underlie speech. Apraxia is one of the most severe of childhood speech and communication disorders.

“I’m sitting at my desk, up to my eye balls in work to finish and I almost forget it’s lunch time. I hurry out to get my usual and by the time I get back to my computer to work I can hardly keep my eyes open. The only thing that sounds appealing is a cozy bed and a nice pillow, even if only for 30 minutes, it’s got to help. I can’t help but feel like I just had this afternoon crash. So much for starting to exercise today, I’m way too tired..”

Affinity Dental is excited to announce that they now offer CEREC same-day crowns.

In 2013, the LA Times estimated 1.6 million people participated in an obstacle course race. You know, those events where people crawl under barbed wire, jump over 6-foot walls and leave caked in mud. The number of participants is projected to grow in 2014; good stats to hear as we sit almost two weeks into the New Year and resolutions have begun to go the other direction. 

The maxim, “breastfeeding is the way to go!” was drummed in early in my pediatric training and it remains a scientific fact to date.

A study published in the New England Journal of Medicine indicates that moving from a very poor neighborhood to a less-disadvantaged one could improve the health of low-income mothers....

A respiratory virus is sending hundreds of children to hospitals in Missouri and possibly throughout the Midwest and beyond, officials say.

A case of Infectious Mononucleosis ( Mono ) has been reported in San Tan Valley. It is a viral infection caused by the Epstein Barr virus and most often seen in teens and young adults between 15-25 years old. Here is some information that you might find useful.

Women who have been successfully treated for cancer[1] in one breast[2] and who carry the BRCA1 or BRCA2 cancer gene are at increased risk for developing cancer in their other breast.

Oral cancer occurs in approximately 30,000 Americans each year, according to the American Cancer Society. There are many different factors that can raise your risk of developing oral cancer, especially tobacco and alcohol use. More than 95 percent of all oral cancers are found in people older than the age of 45, but it can occur at any age. It has been on the rise with the recent discovery of the link between HPV and oral cancer. 

Thursday, Feb 27th, the U. S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) published in the Federal Register a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) to move hydrocodone combination products (HCPs) from Schedule III to Schedule II, as recommended by the Assistant Secretary for Health of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and as supported by the DEA’s own evaluation of relevant data.  This NPRM proposes to impose the regulatory controls and sanctions applicable to Schedule II substances on those who handle or propose to handle HCPs.  The public is invited to review the proposed rule, which is posted on the DEA’s website at http://www.deadiversion.usdoj.gov/fed_regs/rules/2014/fr0227.htm

Whitening toothpaste can whiten teeth slightly by removing surface stains, such as those caused by drinking coffee or smoking.

In every issue of WebMD the Magazine, we ask our experts to answer readers' questions about a wide range of topics. In our October 2011 issue, we asked one of WebMD's children's health experts, Roy Benaroch, MD, if it's possible for a man to get postpartum depression.

If I’ve learned one thing as a personal trainer it’s this… The margin between achieving a goal vs. not achieving that goal is measured in the number of excuses you allow yourself to make for why you CAN’T do something.

Last month, Dr. Drew Pinsky inspired everyone who attended the notMYkid luncheon with his candid, thoughtful, and powerful message. If you were there, you know it was one of the best educational events notMYkid has had the privilege of hosting, and we are so grateful you shared the experience with us. Dr. Drew filled the room with so many thought-provoking points, many of you have asked us to send a recap to share with your friends and family.  If you were unable to attend, we appreciate you taking the time to read this and passing it forward. 

Federal health regulators have approved an attention deficit disorder drug for a new use: A first-of-its kind treatment for binge-eating disorder. About 2 percent of U.S. adults, or about 5 million people, have binge eating disorder, according to the Department of Health and Human Services.

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