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NIH Scientists Urge Pursuit Of Universal Coronavirus Vaccine

A growing body of scientific evidence, considered together with ecological reality, strongly suggest that novel coronaviruses will continue to infect bats and other animal res...
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Latest ADA Annual Standards of Care Includes Changes to Diabetes Screening, First-Line Therapy, Pregnancy, and Technology

The American Diabetes Association® (ADA) released its much-anticipated annual Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes (Standards of Care). Based upon the latest scientific diabe...
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Judy Rudebusch Rich Becomes 2022 President of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

Judy Rudebusch Rich, EdD, CCC-SLP, BCS-CL, took office January 1 as the 2022 President of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). As ASHA President, Rich wi...
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The Influencer Impact: A Parent’s Guide to Influencers

Over the past decade, social media personalities have taken the world by storm, influencing the products our children are interested in, how they behave, what they want to be ...
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The American Academy of Audiology Cautions Parents on Toy Selection this Holiday Season as the Sight & Hearing Association Releases
its Annual Noisy Toys List

“Many parents don’t realize the permanent damage a simple toy can inflict on a child’s hearing,” said Sarah Sydlowski, Au.D., Ph.D., MBA, president of the American Academy of ...
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Lung Autopsies of COVID-19 Patients Reveal Treatment Clues

Lung autopsy and plasma samples from people who died of COVID-19 have provided a clearer picture of how the SARS-CoV-2 virus spreads and damages lung tissue. Scientists at the...
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Long Term Care Industry Urges Americans to Get Vaccinated and Boosted to Protect Seniors Against Omicron During Holiday Season

With the holiday season well underway and the new Omicron variant emerging across the United States, it is critical that members of public do their part to minimize the spread...
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Connection Vs. Comparison - 10 Action Items For Parents In Navigating The Challenges Of Social Media Use

Following the Wall Street Journal’s recent report, which revealed that Facebook’s own research indicates that Instagram can be harmful for teenage girls, parents may be left f...
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ASHA Offers Suggestions for Low-Tech Gifts That Reap Big Rewards by Age Group

A Great Option for a Holiday Shopping Season With a Microchip Shortage: Low-Tech Toys That Can Boost Children’s Language and Learning With gaming systems, “smart” toys, and o...
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How Has The COVID-19 Pandemic Impacted The Diagnosis Of New Cancers?

Restrictions in access to care during the COVID-19 pandemic caused disruptions in the treatment of cancer and other conditions. A new study now indicates that the pandemic als...
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Together by St. Jude Teaches Children about the COVID-19 Vaccines in New Coloring Book

Experts at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital have created a coloring book to help children learn about vaccines and how they work to prevent COVID-19. The coloring book co...
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World Health Organization Update on Omicron

On 26 November 2021, WHO designated the variant B.1.1.529 a variant of concern, named Omicron, on the advice of WHO’s Technical Advisory Group on Virus Evolution (TAG-VE). Th...
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9 Tips For Teen Girls To Cope With Social Comparison On Social Media

Adolescence has always been a challenging time of emotional and physical development, but as the Wall Street Journal’s recent reporting on Facebook demonstrates, growing up di...
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Operation Successfully Performed Using New High-Tech Robot

One of the world's first operations performed by a new robotic technology has taken place at MedUni Vienna and Vienna General Hospital's Department of Ear, Nose and Throat Dis...
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Rice University Lab Details Conditions to Decontaminate Disposable Masks

Here’s the recipe to decontaminate a disposable facemask: Heat it at 160 degrees Fahrenheit in an oven for five minutes. You can use your own oven. The science now bears that...
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​XceptionalED and Verge Learning are now XceptionalLEARNING!

A year ago, XceptionalED was acquired by the edtech company, Verge Learning Inc., and became a product of the Verge Learning platform. In order to offer more amazing features...
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In Honor Of Alzheimer’s Awareness Month: Reading Materials To Ease Conversations About Dementia With Children

November is Alzheimer's Awareness Month, a time to heighten awareness about Alzheimer's disease and show support for the more than 5.8 million Americans living with it. Parent...
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More Than 140,000 U.S. Children Lost A Primary Or Secondary Caregiver Due To The Covid-19 Pandemic

One U.S. child loses a parent or caregiver for every four COVID-19 deaths, a new modeling study published today in Pediatrics reveals. The findings illustrate orphanhood as a...
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High Dose Of Concentrated Therapy Produces Several Lasting Benefits For Children With Cerebral Palsy

Children with hemiparetic cerebral palsy, a movement disorder that affects use of one side of the body, showed improved use of the arm and hand after receiving a high dose of ...
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Oxytocin Does Not Improve Social Functioning In Children With Autism Spectrum Disorder, NHI-Funded Study Suggests

Regular doses of the hormone oxytocin do not appear to overcome deficits in social functioning among children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), suggests a study funded by t...
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The Facebook Whistleblower Report - A Response From Children and Screens: Institute of Digital Media and Child Development

In its article “Facebook Knows Instagram Is Toxic for Teen Girls, Company Documents Show,” ​​the Wall Street Journal recently revealed that Facebook has long known about the d...
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Vicki R. Deal-Williams Named Next ASHA CEO

The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) announced that Vicki R. Deal-Williams, MA, CCC-SLP, FASAE, CAE, will be ASHA’s next Chief Executive Officer (CEO). She ...
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NIH Builds Large Nationwide Study Population of Tens of Thousands to Support Research on Long-Term Effects of Covid-19

The National Institutes of Health awarded nearly $470 million to build a national study population of diverse research volunteers and support large-scale studies on the long-t...
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School’s in Session - 10 Tips For Navigating the Upcoming Academic Year

As students, teachers, and parents look ahead to another school year full of pandemic uncertainty, they may be finding it difficult to prepare. Some families are anxious about...
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COVID Breakthrough Cases and the Importance of Vaccination

When three safe and effective COVID-19 vaccines became available in the United States (a Pfizer vaccine to prevent COVID-19 for people 12 years of age and older as well as Joh...
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