Tag: pediatrics

Adolescent Dental Hygiene

Adolescent Dental Hygiene: Smoking and its Effects

Research spans kids 13-15 over 133 countries: How smoking impacts adolescent dental hygiene While the negative effects of smoking aren’t new news, the effects specific to adolescent dental hygiene required further investigation, which happened recently in the form of a study entitled Global Prevalence…

Home Sleep Testing in Children

An estimated 2-4% of children have obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), a sleep disorder that occurs when the airflow into the lungs is obstructed at the upper airway level, causing airflow to start and stop during sleep. Over time, untreated OSA can lead to serious…

Pain in the Premature Infant

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that in 2014 about one of every ten infants was born premature in the United States. Prematurity is the leading contributor to infant death, especially for those infants born prior to 32 weeks, as well as…

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