Oral health is an important part of good general health. Untreated tooth decay in children can lead to serious health consequences that include lifelong tooth and gum problems, hospitalizations and emergency room visits, delayed physical development, and loss of school days.
While proposed federal restrictions to regulate the use and sale of e-cigarettes have been in the works since 2009, new rules have just been finalized by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration last week.
Advances in medicine and public health have greatly reduced illness and death for children over the last century, however health conditions such as childhood obesity, asthma, and behavioral problems are becoming more common.
Despite many advances in medicine and public health throughout the years, health conditions such as childhood obesity, asthma, and behavioral problems are becoming more common. This begs the question, is children’s health improving or worsening?