7 Children Hospitalized With Infections After Anaheim Dental Clinic Treatments
The children had each received pulpotomies at Children’s Dental Group, also called a baby tooth root canal. In other news, researchers in Northern California are setting up a bank of genetic material from families; a student film about suicide is set to screen tonight and new research examines pediatricians' unease in talking about guns with parents.
Orange County Register:
7 Children Hospitalized After Treatment At Anaheim Dental Clinic, Hundreds More May Be Affected
Seven children have been hospitalized with serious infections after undergoing the same dental procedure at an Anaheim clinic, and public health officials said Tuesday they are contacting the parents of 500 other children who also had the treatment there. The patients all received pulpotomies at Children’s Dental Group beginning May 3. The procedure, sometimes called a baby tooth root canal, removes infected pulp in order to prevent tooth loss. (Perkes, 9/13)
The Mercury News:
Autism Biobank Aims To Help Research
The Trevinos are one of 1,200 families helping Kaiser Permanente’s Northern California Division of Research build the Autism Family Biobank that the health care giant set up last summer for its Northern California member families with autistic children. Through samples of saliva or blood, Kaiser researchers are collecting the genetic material of each child and his or her biological parents, as well as medical and environmental information for all three members of the family. (Seipel, 9/13)
KPBS Public Media:
Student Films About Suicide Prevention Screen In San Diego
Suicide is preventable. That's the subject of the award-winning student films that will be screening Wednesday night at San Diego's e3 Civic High School. It's also the theme of the Directing Change program, now in its fifth year. Directing Change is a statewide program that offers students ages 14-25 the chance to make a 60-second film on suicide prevention and mental health. (Goldberg, 9/13)
Kaiser Health News:
How Can Parents, Pediatricians Discuss Guns In The House?
Many children live in houses with guns, but pediatricians often don’t feel comfortable discussing gun safety with parents — even though most parents say they would welcome that conversation. That’s a key finding from a study published Wednesday in the Journal of Pediatrics. It comes as some state legislatures and doctors tussle over proposals restricting what doctors can say to patients about firearms, and as doctor groups increasingly push physicians to treat gun violence as a public health concern. (Luthra, 9/14)