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The neurobiology of crying in infants and adults is complex and poorly understood. As you might expect, direct physiologic studies of infants are lacking; however, some experiments have been performed in adults. Multiple investigators¹ have concluded that emotive crying is associated with increased sympathetic nervous system activity. ​ Experiments ...


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The American Academy of Pediatrics Bright Futures public health initiative has developed a comprehensive assessment of approaches to Promoting Oral Health in infants and children. The "Promoting Oral Health" document describes in detail the reasoning and evidence for the recommendations. Of particular note is the section on 1-4 years: The key oral ...


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