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Fall 2021 Issue EPSDT Care for Kids Newsletter Published Lead article examines child abuse and neglect  The Fall 2021 issue of the EPSDT Care for Kids newsletter focuses on the important topics of child abuse and neglect, and examines adverse childhood experiences and other toxic stressors that affect brain development, influence behaviors and can lead…
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Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program

Health Care Provider and Stakeholder Survey  Survey closed August 10, 2021 The Iowa Department of Public Health is contracting with the University of Iowa Institute of Public Health Research and Policy at the College of Public Health to support childhood lead poisoning prevention and lead remediation in Iowa. They are asking health care providers and…
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New Guidance Urges Pediatricians to Avoid Certain Tests for Kids with Autism

From the AAP Council on Environmental Health The American Academy of Pediatrics Council on Environmental Health recently released guidance for clinicians and families about several clinical tests for kids with autism and other disabilities, advising that the tests have the potential to do more harm than good. The advice is featured in an article from…
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Effect of Video Game Violence on Children Playing with Real Guns

Effect of Video Game Violence on Children Playing with Real Guns A Randomized Clinical Trial With more and more children being injured or killed with guns in the home, concern over the possible contribution of violent video games to these tragedies has increased. A recent JAMA network article examines the role violent video games may…
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