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Pennsylvania dentists discuss oral health during Children’s Dental Health Month

February is Children’s Dental Health Month and Dr. LaJuan Mountain, vice president of dental services at Family First Health, and Dr. Sam Mansour, Pennsylvania Dental Association’s statewide national children’s dental health month chair, joined us on The Spark Thursday to discuss the importance of children’s dental health, the barriers to receiving dental care and ways to overcome them.

By Aniya Faulcon

Local organization works to bring Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library to Central Pennsylvania

The program allows a family to register their child(ren) to receive a free, new, developmentally appropriate book each month, from the time they’re born to the age of five.

By Aniya Faulcon

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Pennsylvania native kid sisters discuss young entrepreneurship and their business

The Saunders sisters joined us on Tuesday’s Smart Talk to tell us about their experience as young entrepreneurs and their business.

By Aniya Faulcon

Carbon monoxide leak at Pennsylvania day care center sickens kids, staff

“There will be multiple inspections needed from the Health Bureau, Building Standards, Fire Department — in order for this facility to reopen.”

By The Associated Press

Children’s book aims to normalize and educate people about breastfeeding

Dr. Amaka Nnamani, author of “Ziora’s Quest: Mommy’s Milk Rocks!”, Pediatrician and Chapter Breastfeeding Coordinator for Pennsylvania American Academy of Pediatrics, Amara Nnamani, co-author of the book, Ola Nnamani, inspiration for the book, joined us on Monday’s Smart Talk to discuss their book and the importance of children being informed about breastfeeding.

By Aniya Faulcon

Single women with children struggle with poverty, here’s what can help change their circumstances

Christina Duncan, Executive Director at Milagro House and Stacie Blake, CEO of the YWCA Lancaster joined us on Tuesday’s Smart Talk to discuss the factors that are keeping women in these circumstances, resolutions to get them out of those circumstances, and an upcoming Milagro House event that addresses these issues.

By Aniya Faulcon

Children’s hospitals harassed over transgender care programs

Doctors and other staffers at Boston Children’s Hospital are being threatened with violence over its surgical program for transgender youths, administrators said

By The Associated Press

25 Years of Arthur

By Fred Vigeant/WITF

Demand is strong for kids’ COVID-19 vaccines in parts of Pennsylvania, pediatricians say

“As soon as we had vaccine available, and as soon as we were able to get our marketing announcement out there, parents began scheduling appointments.”

By Zoë Read/WHYY