dr Andrew Kolodny Appointed President of Physicians for Responsible Opioid Prescribing | news

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Jun 21, 2022– Physicians for Responsible Opioid Prescribing (PROP) has appointed Dr. Andrew Kolodny to succeed Dr. Jane Ballantyne as the organization’s next president. The appointment will become effective June 21, 2022. “I am delighted to serve in this role again, especially at a time when the need for more cautious opioid prescribing … Read more

‘Day by day:’ Uvalde survivors recover from wounds, trauma

UVALDE, Texas (AP) — Bullet fragments lodged in the children’s arms and legs. Traumatic flashbacks flooding their nightmares. For the 17 people injured during a mass shooting last week in Uvalde, Texas, healing will be slow in a community mourning the deaths of 21 others. As the tight-knit town of 16,000 holds funeral after funeral … Read more

Processing school shootings: Local experts share how to facilitate conversations and ease fears | Local News

Lauren Baker A string of deadly shootings carried out by teens has left the country in a state of unease, and parents and educators are grappling with how to address the devastation and fears. Most recently, in a Uvalde, Texas, classroom 19 young children and two teachers were slain by an 18 year old in … Read more

US finds 500 Native American boarding school deaths so far

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — A first-of-its-kind federal study of Native American boarding schools that for over a century sought to assimilate Indigenous children into white society has identified more than 500 student deaths at the institutions, but officials say that figure could grow exponentially as research continues. The Interior Department report released Wednesday expands to … Read more

Ask the Pediatrician: Getting kids outdoors important for mental health [column] | together

Editor’s note: This is the first in a series of columns about dealing with the current children’s mental health crisis. In honor of Mental Health Awareness Month this will kick off a series of columns designed to give parents, grandparents, friends, educators and community members practical information about the current mental health crisis. Because I … Read more

Teachers Unions vs. Children With Autism

Ann Wiesner’s daughter struggled in school until she was admitted to Lionsgate Academy, a Minnetonka, Minn.-based charter school that specializes in serving children on the autism spectrum in grades 7 through 12. Now, the girl “thinks about the future,” her mother says. “She talks about getting a job and living on her own.” If regulators … Read more

Pfizer hopes to submit COVID-19 vaccine data for youngest kids in weeks

article Signage outside Pfizer headquarters in New York, US, on Sunday, Nov. 7, 2021. Pfizer Inc. is aiming to submit data from its experimental Covid-19 pill to US regulators by the Nov. 25 Thanksgiving holiday, potentially clearing the way for on emergent Pfizer now hopes to tell US regulators how well its COVID-19 vaccine works … Read more

How a teacher’s love of cycling and a nation-wide call for donations started Yarralin’s first bike club

Barefoot with helmets strapped tight, speeding past aging houses and along dusty red tracks, dodging stray dogs and potholes, the kids revel in cheers from the sidelines. It is race day in Yarralin, and almost everyone in town has come to watch. Parents yell encouragement from their fences, one of the local police officers acts … Read more

Moderna asks FDA to approve COVID-19 vaccine for kids under 6

Moderna seeks authorization for COVID-19 vaccine for children under 6 Moderna has asked the FDA for authorization on its COVID-19 vaccine to be administered in children under 6 years old. Moderna plans to provide two low-dose shots for babies, toddlers and preschoolers. Moderna on Thursday asked US regulators to authorize low doses of its COVID-19 … Read more

CDC Estimates 3 in 4 Kids Have Had Coronavirus Infections | Health News

By MIKE STOBBE, AP Medical Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Three out of every four US children have been infected with the coronavirus and more than half of all Americans had signs of previous infections, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention researchers estimated in a report Tuesday. The researchers examined blood samples from more than … Read more