Danger at the Dentist’s (and Orthodontist’s) Office: Children Exposed to Radiation

Has your child been to the orthodontist this year? Was he or she exposed to dangerous levels of radiation? More and more dentists and orthodontists are using an imaging device that delivers significantly higher doses of radiation than regular X-rays. While the machine’s promoters claim that this technology is a safe way to obtain highly detailed images of a patient’s mouth and skull, other health experts are concerned about the cumulative effects of radiation from these scans, and think they shouldn’t be used routinely.

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Making Baseball Safer for Kids

It isn’t surprising that children who play contact sports are at a greater risk for injury than children who don’t play them. Baseball players in particular risk several types of injuries. These can result from “overuse” or a single incident where a player gets hurt.

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Breast Surgery Likely to Cause Breastfeeding Problems

According to the Institute of Medicine (IOM), any kind of breast surgery, including breast implant surgery, makes it at least three times more likely that a woman trying to breastfeed will have an inadequate milk supply. A number of studies have revealed this concerning information.

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