Healthy Family

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Deciding on Braces: What are the Health Benefits to Orthodontics? Answers to questions about pediatric orthodontic care

  Orthodontics is not only about making your smile pretty. Although not every child will need braces, having an early assessment can prevent issues such as crowding or breathing obstruction—or future teeth shifts if you manage to adjust the jaw while it’s still growing. Parents naturally will have questions about …

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Renee DeBoard-Lucas founder of TRUE Center

Removing Roadblocks to Trauma-Based Care New Washington, D.C. nonprofit focus on children and families seeking mental health services

  High costs no longer need to be a roadblock to families in search of trauma-based care. TRUE Center, a nonprofit providing intervention and prevention services for children, will offer affordable mental health services, as well as education and training to community members and professionals. “It has felt like there’s …

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How Early Diagnosis Makes a Difference for Children on the Autism Spectrum Can early diagnosis of ASD and access to care help kids on the spectrum achieve their potential?

  During Maya’s* first birthday celebration, her mother knew something was different. “We were singing ‘Happy Birthday,’ and she had such a blank stare. In that moment, I knew something was off,” recalls Elizabeth Chaillou, who perhaps had special insight into typical childhood milestones given that Maya is the youngest …

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