Most children spend less than a minute brushing their teeth. Oral health care professionals recommend, however, that they brush for two to three minutes. Here are some tips on how help your children with brushing their teeth.

Tooth decay is now considered the most common childhood disease, affecting one in seven 3 to 5-year-olds, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Untreated tooth decay and cavities can be bad news for your child's baby teeth, as well as their future oral health. While toddler tooth decay is a serious issue, it can be prevented by making proactive changes to your child’s diet and oral care routine.

National Children’s Dental Health Month is a time to increase awareness of oral health and promote good oral health habits. Tooth decay is the most common chronic disease in children. There are, however, safe and effective preventive measures that can protect teeth.  Throughout this month, we will discuss those measures. Parents, see below for oral tips for children 0-12 years old.

DCH Regional Medical Center has been honored by the Alabama Organ Center and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for its dedication to organ and tissue donation.

Many of us face the same obligations on a daily or weekly basis. Often, we handle these duties with a “fly by the seat of our pants” approach that keeps us feeling dominated by our obligations and leaves us feeling like we have little control over our lives. This is especially true with obligations we do not enjoy, put off until the last minute, or face with anxiety or a sense of dread. 

If you’ve got a child, or a grandchild, in school, you should probably read this. 

Sleep is a critical part of our lives. It allows our bodies and our minds to recuperate from the events of the day and re-energizes us for the next. However, in a Consumer Reports survey, 27 percent of U.S. adults said they had trouble falling asleep or staying asleep most nights, and 68 percent—or an estimated 164 million Americans—struggled with sleep at least once a week. 

University of Alabama researchers are seeking youth participants for a theater-based autism spectrum disorder study cohort to begin in January 2019.

The Lewis and Faye Manderson Cancer Center at DCH Regional Medical Center will host free breast screenings for women who have little or no health insurance during October.

Check out any daycare waiting list in Tuscaloosa, and you’ll quickly find out that Tuscaloosa is having a baby boom right now. Sure, those waiting lists have always been on the long side, but folks in the childcare industry tell me this is one of the biggest baby booms this city has seen in recent years.  

And, if you’ve run into me at the grocery store lately, you might have noticed… my expanding belly has now morphed from “food baby” to “baby baby!”  

As pregnant ladies, we get the constant message from our doctor to stay active. But as we journey from one trimester to the next, that recommendation often seems easier said than done.

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