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According to Arizona’s Office of Oral Health, Common Parenting Practice Could Endanger Kids’ Teeth

Glendale, AZ (PRWEB) February 7, 2008

Anyone who has experienced parenthood knows how a well-timed sippy cup of juice can save the day — or night. But the same things that soothe and comfort might also bring about oral health problems later in life.

A significant concern to dentists is the practice of giving children juice or milk in a bottle or sippy cup to sip on throughout the day or at bedtime. Prolonged exposure to the sugars found in milk and juice contribute to tooth decay and a condition known as baby bottle tooth decay, a painful and damaging consequence for young children to endure.

February is National Children’s Oral Health Month

This is a great time to remind parents what they can do to prevent cavities. “Some people think it’s not a big deal for a young child to get a cavity or lose a baby tooth since these primary teeth eventually fall out anyway,” said Jerry Denning, DDS, dental consultant for Delta Dental of Arizona. “However, maintaining healthy baby teeth is extremely important for the long-term health of permanent teeth. When baby teeth are damaged by decay, it can affect nutrition, speech development and self-esteem, and can cause problems with spacing as permanent teeth grow in.”

According to Arizona’s Office of Oral Health, tooth decay is the most common childhood disorder affecting Arizona children, with 34% having some form of tooth decay by the age of three. Recent research demonstrates this burden is distributed unevenly, affecting more Arizona children from low-income families, children without dental insurance and children of important cultural groups such as Native Americans and Hispanics.

First Dental Visit by Age One

In order to combat and prevent dental decay, RaNee Toscano, R.D. H., and Acting Chief of the Arizona State Department of Health Services – Office of Oral Health stresses the importance of parents starting early, “Seeing a dentist by age one or when your child’s first tooth erupts is critical to their long-term health and well being.” Prevention is the key to maintaining healthy teeth. There are several things parents can do to protect their child’s primary teeth: Don’t put your child to sleep with a bottle or sippy cup. Maintain a balanced healthy diet low in sugary and starchy foods is important. Get fluoride varnish treatments if your child is at risk for decay or sealants once their molars erupt. Promote brushing twice a day and visit the dentist twice a year.

Prevention based strategies are the focus of the Delta Dental of Arizona Foundation where grants are targeted to programs providing fluoride varnish treatments for young children at risk for cavities. School age children without dental insurance can receive dental screenings and sealants as part of school-based services. In the past ten years, the Foundation has given back more than $ 2 million to the community to combat oral disease in Arizona. For more information on the Foundation, please visit http://www.deltadentalaz.com/foundation.

About Delta Dental of Arizona

Delta Dental of Arizona is the leading dental benefits provider in Arizona with the largest network of 2,800 dentists, servicing more than 4,500 locations. Passionate about oral health and its importance to generations of families, Delta Dental of Arizona has worked for 35 years to improve oral health by emphasizing preventative care and making dental coverage accessible for a wide variety of employers, groups and individuals. Delta Dental of Arizona, in partnership with EyeMed, introduces DeltaVision, quality vision insurance plans that make maintaining healthy eyesight affordable. Quality dental, vision and FSA benefits are now available from a single, trusted source. For more information about Delta Dental of Arizona, please visit the website at http://www.deltadentalaz.com.


On National Missing Children’s Day AdaptiveMobile Warns US Parents About the Hidden Dangers Cell Phones Could Pose for Children and Teenagers

Dublin, Ireland (PRWEB) May 26, 2008

AdaptiveMobile, http://www.adaptivemobile.com, the leading provider of mobile subscriber protection for enterprises and individuals, today issued a warning to parents to be aware of the risks and hidden dangers the mobile environment poses to children. The company is making this announcement to commemorate National Missing Children’s Day, to honor the estimated 800,000 children that go missing each year, more than 2,000 per day. The dangers in unrestricted internet usage is well known among US parents, and AdaptiveMobile wants parents to be aware that cell phones can allow predators and strangers to have almost unrestricted access to their children via social networking sites, texting and MMS. In one recent chilling example, a 14 year old girl in the US was sexually assaulted by a man who contacted her through her a profile she posted by cell phone on a mobile social networking site.

Many of the guidelines for child protection and safety overlook the cell phone and focus on the computer, but doing so can have dire consequences for children. In a 2007 survey, AdaptiveMobile found that children access the internet from their phones an average of nine times per day, often without their parents’ knowledge. AdaptiveMobile is highlighting the following risks for parents:

Holidaymakers Could be Paying 500% Over the Odds for Their Travel Insurance, Warns Confused.com

Cardiff, UK (PRWEB) May 16, 2009

Buying insurance from a travel agent, rather than shopping around, could see holidaymakers paying nearly 500% more for their holiday insurance than necessary, says Confused.com.*

According to the Association of British Travel Agents (ABTA) and Datamonitor, more than one third (40%) of all travel insurance policies were sold by travel agents last year. However, in the same way that customers can shop around to make significant savings on their car and home insurance policies, they can also save money on travel insurance policies.

Steve Williams, head of travel insurance comparison at Confused.com, says: “Even if consumers choose to purchase their holiday through a travel agent, they should not feel obligated to take their travel insurance out with them too.”

“While holiday insurance is a must-have, it makes little sense to pay through the nose for it, especially when shopping around for a better deal is likely to save consumers money. Price comparison sites enable consumers to trawl the market for the most suitable travel insurance policies on offer.”

“Not only is the service quick, easy and comprehensive, but it also enables consumers to directly compare levels of cover. For example, a family of frequent globe-trotters heading off on a three-week safari in South Africa would require a very different policy to a family which goes caravanning in France once a year. Price comparison sites are designed to empower the user and enable them to make educated decisions about the best policies for them, in turn saving them money.”

“Spending just a little bit of extra time finding the best holiday insurance deal will allow you to properly relax and enjoy your trip.”

For further information please contact:

Press office, Confused.com: 02920 434 398

Joanna Harte/Gug Kyriacou, Polhill Communications: 020 7655 0550

Notes to editors

Research below compiled by Confused.com

Confused.com – quotes accurate as at 02/05/09

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1 Adult between 18-54 travelling to Europe for 1 week

Staysure – Medical expenses

Could you be Liable for Your Childs Summer Start Up?

MADISON, Wis. (PRWEB) May 4, 2010

As the end of the school season approaches, young adults across the U.S. are starting to look for summer jobs. With the summer job market again looking bleak for students, many young entrepreneurs are being inspired to go after their dreams and considering starting-up their own businesses. These motivated individuals arent alone; a Harris Interactive

Dirty Hands Could be Making Australian Kids Ill

Sydney, Australia (PRWEB) June 3, 2010

A survey out today by Lifebuoy Handwash reveals that half of Australian mums are unaware of the optimum time that should be spent on cleaning childrens hands, resulting in children not being taught proper handwashing techniques. The survey, conducted by Lifebuoy handwash, shows that whilst many mums are increasingly worried about germs impacting on health, over 50% do not realise that experts recommend washing hands for a minimum 20 seconds to kill germs effectively. In fact, Lifebuoy found a staggering 77% of children are not washing their hands for long enough to achieve optimum protection.

Lifebuoy, the worlds number one-selling, germ-killing hand wash, which launched in Australia this month, commissioned the survey of over 1,000 mums as part of a campaign to get Australian families to wash their hands properly. Experts agree that proper handwashing is one of the easiest and most effective ways of preventing illness.

The hands are a common way to spread germs, says family doctor and medical broadcaster Dr. John DArcy. Its also important to understand that germs are carried on every day household items, like a favourite toy. To remove them from our hands a good anti-bacterial handwash is great for the job to be done properly. Germs are more active in the winter so parents shouldnt underestimate how important it is for kids to wash and dry their hands properly.

The Lifebuoy survey showed that the majority of mums see school as the place where children are most likely to pick up germs. However mums across the country seem to be unaware of germ threats which are found in the home, with a mere 3% perceiving their place of sanctuary as a high risk to children.

Furthermore, only 14% of those questioned encourage their kids to wash their hands after playing with toys, despite areas such as playrooms, nurseries and doctors surgeries providing toys that are shared by many children every day, increasing the likelihood of transferring germs.

The results also show that, whilst almost all mums encourage their children to wash their hands after using the toilet, only 1 in 7 prioritise washing hands before eating, a habit which, when properly exercised, can dramatically decrease the risk of ingesting germs.

Dr. Myriam Sidibe, Lifebuoy Global Social Mission Manager, comments: Millions of mothers across the world already use Lifebuoy to help prevent the spread of germs in their family and we wanted to offer the same protection to Australians. At Lifebuoy we know that kids wont spend long enough washing their hands so weve formulated Lifebuoy handwash to kill 99.9% of germs in just 10 seconds theres nothing faster on the market! With over 1 million microbes reaching our hands every day, were hoping to encourage kids to adopt a simple regime with anti-bacterial handwash to help give Aussie mums greater peace of mind.

Other results from the survey include:

4 in 10 mums are concerned their children do not wash their hands properly when away from their supervision.
80% of mums stated that, at times, their child uses only water to wash their hands, whilst 7 in 10 mums admitted to occasionally using only water themselves
90% of mums find it harder to encourage boys to wash their hands than girls.

1,024 mums with children aged under 18 surveyed by PureProfile, April 2010

Food Safety Information Council tips on washing your hands

Notes to editors

The new Lifebuoy range is available in stores now and comes in four great-smelling variants in both 200ml pumps and 500ml refill packs. Lifebuoy hand sanitizer comes in a 190ml pump bottles and 55ml handypacks.

For more information, images or an interview request with Dr. John DArcy or Dr Myriam Sidibe please contact:

Maddy Durrant 0451-615-070 / mdurrant[at]respublica.com.au

Chris Williams 0414-492-562 / cjwilliams[at]respublica.com.au

About Unilever

Unilever works to create a better future every day. Our company helps people feel good, look good and get more out of life with brands and services that are good for them and good for others.

Unilever is one of the worlds leading fast-moving consumer goods companies, with strong local roots in more than 100 countries. Globally, Unilever has around 163,000 employees, and in 2009 generated annual sales of 40 billion. In Australasia, Unilever employs more than 1,600 people, and has offices and manufacturing facilities throughout Australia and New Zealand.

Unilevers portfolio features some of the worlds best-known household names. In Australasia, our name brands include Flora, Lipton, Bushells, Dove, Rexona, Vaseline, Omo, Surf, Continental, Chicken Tonight and Streets.

For more information about Unilever and its brands, please visit http://www.unilever.com.au


Test Could Be Missing Link In Background Checks

Jacksonville Beach, FL (PRWEB) July 19, 2013

Donald J. Dymer, president and chief executive officer of SingleSource Services background screening corporation, is sharing a recently featured television segment that was broadcast on WJXT in Jacksonville, Florida. Dymer appeared in the segment and talked with television reporter Vic Micolucci about the importance of background screening and an important assessment tool that might hold the key to helping to keep children safe from sexual predators. Dymer explained, “The segment* was prepared by Vic Micolucci, general assignment reporter, WJXT and aired in July.”

“The segment aired on July 1, 2013, and we are still receiving a lot of good feedback and inquiries,” notes Dymer. “Reporter Vic Micolucci talked to me, he spoke to doctors and he spoke to a group here in Jacksonville, Florida utilizing the test,” explained Dymer. According to Micolucci, “it’s a topic many people don’t want to talk about, but experts say all parents should be aware of — child sexual abuse. High-profile cases like that of Jerry Sandusky, the Penn State assistant football coach convicted of molesting at least eight boys, have recently brought more attention to the problem. But experts say children are being molested right here in Jacksonville much more than most would think.

Generic Drug Lawsuits: Bernstein Liebhard LLP Comments on Possible FDA Rule Change that Could Eliminate Pre-emption

New York, NY (PRWEB) February 16, 2013

The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) is considering a rule change that could pave the the way for individuals allegedly injured by generic versions of popular medications, including Fosamax, to pursue generic drugs lawsuits against their manufacturers, Bernstein Liebhard LLP reports. The agency recently confirmed to Reuters that it is considering a regulatory change that would allow generic manufacturers, like brand-name manufacturers, to change their labeling in appropriate circumstances. The proposed change could eliminate pre-emption of failure-to-warn claims against generic-drug manufacturers.*

Generic drugs pose the same risks as their name-brand counterparts. Yet, under the current state of the law, individuals allegedly injured by generic medications are denied legal recourse, says Bernstein Liebhard LLP, a nationwide law firm representing the victims of defective drugs and medical devices.

Generic Drug Lawsuits

Under existing FDA regulations, generic drugs are required to carry the same label warnings as their name-brand counterparts. However, generic drug manufacturers are currently barred from altering their labels on their own. In 2011, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in Pliva vs. Mensing that generic manufacturers could not be sued for failing to warn patients about their drugs risks, since they have no control over the content of their labels. (Pliva v. Mensing, 131 S. Ct. 2567 (2011))

According to the American Association for Justice, numerous generic drug failure-to-warn claims have since been dismissed by courts citing Mensing. In November 2011, for example, the Judge overseeing Fosamax lawsuits in the U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey, granted a motion filed by generic manufacturers to dismiss claims against them that were based on failure to warn. (In re: Fosamax (Aledronate Sodium) Products Liability Litigation (No. II) MDL 2243). **

According to the Reuters report, the U.S. Department of Justice recently filed an Amicus Brief in Mutual Pharmaceutical v. Barret, a lawsuit involving a generic heartburn medication. One footnote in that brief suggested that if the FDA adopts the new generic drug labeling rule, generic drug makers won’t be able to use pre-emption as a defense to failure-to warn claims.

Victims of defective drugs may be entitled to compensation for medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering and other damages. Bernstein Liebhard LLP offers free legal consultations to individuals injured as a result of drug side effects, including those allegedly caused by Fosamax, Actos and Pradaxa. Learn more by visiting Bernstein Liebhard LLPs website, http://www.consumerinjurylawyers.com/. For additional information, contact a lawyer at Bernstein Liebhard LLP today at (877) 779-1414.



About Bernstein Liebhard LLP

Bernstein Liebhard LLP is a New York-based law firm exclusively representing injured persons in complex individual and class action lawsuits nationwide since 1993, including those who have been harmed by dangerous drugs, defective medical devices and consumer products. The firm has been named by The National Law Journal to the Plaintiffs Hot List, recognizing the top plaintiffs firms in the country, for the past 10 consecutive years.

Bernstein Liebhard LLP

10 East 40th Street

New York, New York 10016

(877) 779-1414


Short Term Tiny Saving in State Budget Could Cost Millions in the First Year

Hartford, CT (PRWEB) June 3, 2009

As Connecticut leaders continue negotiations striving to resolve the state budget issues there is the risk of their taking steps that have both immediate and long term unintended fiscal consequences.

One such risk is found in Governor Rell’s current budget proposal, the complete elimination of the Covenant to Care line item in the DCF section of the budget. (Page 35 in the Governor’s proposal.) The total dollar amount of this line item is $ 166,000.00 in a total dollar reduction of $ 667,260,457 as outlined in Rell’s newset proposal or .02% or the total savings The impact on the actual spending for the budget year and for the future is $ 39,000,000.00 per year in additional costs to the State or a .5% increase in actual spending.

According to the study done a few years ago at St. Joseph’s College, Covenant to Care for Children, a statewide nonprofit serving over 27,000 neglected, abused and at risk children every year, saves the state 39 million in the costs of serving these children and their families.

Between 75% and 85% percent of the work done through CCC’s Adopt A Social Worker Program is preventative according to DCF statistics. Through the mobilization of thousands of volunteers and donors who offer services and goods to the children of Connecticut, Covenant to Care for Children makes it possible for families to remain intact rather, than moving into the foster care and/or the court system. The goods and services provided make it possible for families to reunite and become self-sustaining. According to the CCC audit for the 2008 fiscal year, $ 714,892.00 in donated goods and services were distributed to the most vulnerable of Connecticut’s children. According to the DCF and the St Joseph study, these are goods and services are items the state would otherwise have had to provide through direct expenses to the state’s bottom line, or in many cases would have been unable to provide resulting in the far higher costs of these children and their families being added to or extended in DCF involvement and caseload.

The most recent figures available from CCC show that Covenant to Care for Children’s programs return $ 6.80 on every dollar donated.

The amount of $ 166,000 found in the Covenant to Care line item means the state would be spending $ 6.64 per child served in the Adopt A Social Worker Program. The savings to the State per child by this small expenditure is calculated at $ 1,560.00 per child using the figures suggested by the study and current CCC audit statistics.

“Regardless of the political fiscal values an individual or group may hold, it makes no fiscal sense to cut a program that provides such an unprecedented ‘Return on Investment’.” states a long time volunteer of CCC.

“Our belief is that our legislators and our Governor all appreciate the work of Covenant to Care for Children in our 23 year relationship with DCF and the children of Connecticut.” states CCC CEO, Caryl Hallberg, “The concern is that, unless Governor Rell places the Covenant to Care line item back into her proposal, our small line item amount will be forgotten and ultimately left out of the final state budget. The negative effect on Connecticut’s bottom line and the children will be monumental.”

To learn more about Covenant to Care for Children and their programs including the Adopt a Social Worker Program, and to take action please visit http://www.covenanttocare.org