Negative experiences at dentist much more common for low-income, nonwhite children

Disparities in young children’s experiences at the dentist are linked to income, ethnicity and language, according to a new study from the University of California, Irvine. Published in Academic Pediatrics, it found that families with lower incomes or from ethnic or linguistic minority groups were more likely to report negative incidents, such as the child being physically restrained, separated from […]

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Jennifer Garner’s Baby Food Line Joins the WIC Low-Income Family Program

Organic food devotee Jennifer Garner Opens a New Window. is doing her part to make sure everyone can enjoy the health benefits of fresh, nutritious foods. On Tuesday, March 5, the actress announced Opens a New Window. that Once Upon a Farm, the organic baby food company she co-founded, would be the first organic, refrigerated baby food to be made […]

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High risk alternative tobacco products disproportionately sold in low-income communities

Retailers in minority and low-income communities are more likely to sell and advertise the most inexpensive and risky alternative tobacco products, according to a new study conducted at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health. Potentially less risky, non-combusted products such as smokeless tobacco and e-cigarettes are more accessible in higher income and predominantly White neighborhoods. Until this study, little […]

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