Seniors’ teeth need dental care, but coverage is rare
Aging can take a toll on teeth, and for many older people paying for dental services is a serious concern because they can’t rely on their Medicare coverage. Read more
An online tool to manage children’s media use
The American Academy of Pediatrics has launched an online tool that parents can use to create their own family media plan. Read more
STD infections rise to new highs
The number of people infected with three major sexually transmitted diseases is at an all-time high, according to a CDC report. which adds that the increase in reported cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis is hitting teenagers and young adults hardest. Read more
Fall enrollment efforts may be pivotal for ACA
HHS Secretary Sylvia Burwell acknowledged that the Affordable Care Act’s fourth enrollment season — scheduled to begin Nov. 1 and run until Jan. 31 — is a pivotal time for the federal health law. Read more
How mental health care gaps play out in ERs
Research offers insights into how frequently patients with mental health issues land in the emergency room — often because opportunities to intervene earlier are missed. Pediatricians and child psychiatrists say children are among the hardest hit. Read more

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