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LACE UP PRESENTS “Healthy Teeth and Gums”

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In the News: Olympics 2021

Tokyo Olympics: Games will go ahead ‘with or without Covid’, says IOC VP

The postponed Tokyo Olympic Games will go ahead next year “with or without Covid”, the vice-president of the International Olympic Committee says. John Coates confirmed to news agency AFP that the Olympics would start on 23 July next year, calling them the “Games that conquered Covid”. They were originally scheduled to start in July 2020, but were postponed due to Covid-19 fears. Read more

 

OPINION: History shows importance of holding Tokyo Olympics in 2021

The postponed Tokyo Olympic Games will go ahead next year “with or without Covid”, the vice-president of the International Olympic Committee says. John Coates confirmed to news agency AFP that the Olympics would start on 23 July next year, calling them the “Games that conquered Covid”. They were originally scheduled to start in July 2020, but were postponed due to Covid-19 fears. Read more

Olympics Countdown

The 2020 Olympics will begin

July 23, 2021 in Tokyo.

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Fewer mothers and fathers in U.S. are working due to COVID-19 downturn; those at work have cut hours

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Working moms and dads have to decide when and if they can return to the workplace. Given the variety of return to school policies, it is more difficult to plan for next year. Data from the Pew Research Organization found that Black moms were at work more than White, Asian and Hispanic moms. There is also a significant downtrend of Black and Hispanic fathers who are employed. The trends need to be followed as families struggle to reorganize their finances. This can have huge implications on the health of minority families.

 

To read the full article on the Pew Research Center website, click here.

 

 

COVID-19 Pandemic and Dental Care for Children

 

The pandemic has affected many aspects of the lives of children. One important health area is dental care. Children with special needs such as autism, cerebral palsy, and downs syndrome must get specialized dental care that often requires sedation. Good dental care in children is important.

 

6 in 10 parents have attempted to get their child preventive dental care during the COVID-19 crisis, with a majority able to schedule appointments in a timely manner and a quarter landing their appointment after a delay, according to the national poll by C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital at the University of Michigan.

 

Parents of Medicaid dental beneficiaries (15%) were more than three times as likely as private dental-insurance holders (4%) to report not being able to make an appointment, found the survey of 1,882 parents with at least one child aged 3 to 18. 

 

“Because many dentists do not accept Medicaid payment, it often is difficult for parents to get dental care for their Medicaid-covered child outside the pandemic,” the report’s authors wrote. “Some Medicaid-enrolled children receive preventive dental services through school or public dental clinics, but those services have decreased during the pandemic.”

 

Resources:

 

https://www.marketwatch.com/story/why-covid-19-is-posing-a-barrier-to-some-kids-dental-care-especially-those-with-medicaid-11613498312

 

https://www.ada.org/en/public-programs/give-kids-a-smile

 

 

 

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For more details on how to donate to the campaign, please visit the Uzima website or email info@drKoutler.com.

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