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  • Update Focus: Women and Gestational Diabetes
    Ohio Department of Health Newsletters, produced twice a year, focus on major issues in women’s health and provide relevant articles as well as resources on websites, associations and organizations related to the issue, and reading material. The July 2011 issue focus is on Gestational Diabetes. PDF
    updated on 06/01/11
  • Mothers' Spanking of 3-Year-Old Children and Subsequent Risk of Children's Aggressive Behavior
    Key Words: discipline, spank, aggression, risk
    Description: The goal of this study was to examine the association between the use of corporal punishment (CP) against 3-year-old children and subsequent aggressive behavior among those children. This journal article examines the findings of the research. HTML
    updated on 03/02/11
  • Emotional Development: Curiosity - The Fuel of Development
    Key Words: science, discovery, social skills
    Description: How can you encourage curiosity and learning in your child? HTML
    updated on 05/14/10
  • Infant and Toddler Child Care Quality
    Key Words: home-based, center, sitter, nanny, childcare
    Description: In this report, the authors explain the predictors and quality indicators for quality child care in all types of nonmaternal settings. PDF - 517 kB
    updated on 05/13/10

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  • Ohio consolidates Northcoast psychiatric hospitals
    By July 1, 2011, the Ohio Department of Mental Health will close its Cleveland campus of Northcoast Behavioral Healthcare and expand inpatient capacity at its Northfield campus located 15 miles away in Summit County. The decision to act now was made due to the age and condition of the Cleveland building. This consolidation will benefit the department with long-term cost savings in maintenance and overhead. Access to quality care in Northeast Ohio will not be diminished. PDF
    updated on 06/01/11
  • New Crib Standards for Child Care Providers
    •June 28, 2011 - No one can manufacture, sell, or resell non-compliant cribs. Beginning December 28, 2012, any crib provided by child care facilities and family child care homes must meet new and improved federal safety standards. The new standards take effect for manufacturers, retailers, importers and distributors on June 28, 2011, addressing deadly hazards previously seen with traditional drop-side rails, requiring more durable hardware and parts and mandating more rigorous testing. PDF
    updated on 06/01/11
  • CPSC RECALL: Generation 2 Worldwide "SafetyCraft" Brand Drop-Side Cribs Pose Risks of Strangulation, Suffocation
    "SafetyCraft" brand full-size and portable drop-side cribs manufactured or distributed by Generation 2 Worldwide of Dothan, Alabama, contain hardware that can fail and place infants and toddlers at risk of strangulation and suffocation. CPSC staff urges parents and caregivers to stop using these cribs immediately and find an alternative, safe sleeping environment for their baby. Do not attempt to fix these cribs. HTML
    updated on 03/21/11
  • Seven Manufacturers Announce Recalls to Repair Cribs to Address Entrapment, Suffocation, and Fall Hazards
    Key Words: Childcraft, Delta, Evenflo, Jardine, LaJobi, Million Dollar Baby, Simmons
    Description: Several crib manufacturers are recalling drop-side cribs due to several safety hazards. Do not attempt to fix these with homemade remedies. HTML
    updated on 06/24/10

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