Lexington Herald Leader

The oral health of Kentucky’s school children is worsening, even though more of them are covered by dental insurance today than 15 years ago.

A new report was presented Wednesday to the state’s legislature’s Interim Health and Welfare Committee, following on an earlier statewide study conducted in 2001. The report’s authors found that 41 percent of third- and sixth-graders surveyed by a dentist had at least one untreated cavity. In Eastern Kentucky, that figure rose to 53 percent, amounting to about 15,100 children in immediate need of a filling.

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ALBANY, N.Y. (October 12, 2016) —  Fewer nurse practitioners practice per capita in downstate New York compared to upstate, a recent study conducted by the University at Albany’s Center for Health Workforce Studies (CHWS) finds.

In addition, more than 75 percent of certified nurse practitioners (NPs) in New York State are actively practicing as NPs, while another 14 percent work as registered nurses.

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Utica Observer-Dispatch

It’s a fact of rural life: Sick children and their families often need to travel to see the specialists who can treat them. Youngsters with complex asthma who face frequent emergency room visits and hospital admissions need to see a pediatric pulmonologist and not just a pediatrician or family doctor, said Dr. Kris Kjolhede, co-director of the Bassett Healthcare Network’s School-Based Health Program.

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