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MEDICAL NEWS

1 In 5 Teens Reports A Concussion Diagnosis

"New analysis confirms what many doctors fear — that concussions start showing up at a high rate in teens who are active in contact sports" Read the article>>>

Too Few Children Get EpiPen When Needed: Study

First-line treatment for severe allergic reaction is often neglected Read the article>>>

High-Dose Vitamin D May Not Curb Kids' Colds

Study seems to dispel a common myth around the daily supplement, researchers say 

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When oral injuries lead to suspicion of abuse or neglect

Could the bitemarks, swollen lips or severely decayed teeth in your patient be related to child abuse or neglect? Learn More>>>
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To be a trauma-informed city takes a cultural shift and partnership

The City of New Britain is shifting its efforts to become trauma informed. Read the Article>>>
Take a look at Student Stories!
CASBHC collected student stories from different SBHCs and created photo flyers. The flyers were distributed throughout the Legislative session to each Legislator, and all members of the House of Representatives and the Senate. Check them out>>>
Connecticut Medicaid Leads the Way as National Medicaid
Per-Member Cost Trend Lower Than Private Coverage, Medicare
Connecticut Medicaid Leads the Way as National Medicaid
Per-Member Cost Trend Lower Than Private Coverage, Medicare
A key take-away is that over the period from 2010 to 2014, the per-enrollee cost trend in Medicaid was lower than in both Medicare and private health coverage. And within Medicaid, Connecticut is reported as having reduced its per-person spending by a greater percentage (5.7%) than any other state in the country.

School Health And Wellness Hale And Hearty

The New Haven school system held its third annual Health & Wellness Summit. The gathering brought together the district health and wellness committees that included school-based health clinics. Read More>>>
MENTAL HEALTH NEWS

School-Based Mental Health Programs Reach Large Numbers of Kids

"New findings published in the Harvard Review of Psychiatry show that school-based mental health programs can reach large numbers of children and effectively improve mental health and related outcomes." Read More>>>

'Social Camouflage' May Lead To Underdiagnosis Of Autism In Girls

"Many more boys are diagnosed with autism every year than girls. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the disorder is 4.5 times more common among boys than girls. Boys appear to be more vulnerable to the disorder, but there is some evidence that the gender gap may not be as wide as it appears." Read More>>>

Children Without Fathers Are Likelier to Be Stressed

"When a father is not physically present in a child’s life — due to death, divorce, incarceration or another reason — the child is more likely to have shorter telomeres, a part of human DNA that’s linked to stress and disease." Read More>>>
Check out the 2016 Child Mind Institute Children’s Mental Health Report
"Mental health disorders are the most common health issues faced by our nation’s school-aged children. One in five children suffers from a mental health or learning disorder, and 80% of chronic mental disorders begin in childhood. There is an urgent need to identify the signs of these conditions early in life if children are to get the care and support they need to thrive"