An analysis of claims data from 60 health insurers found a significant increase in the amount of treatments sought by young people for conditions traditionally associated with older people, such as high blood pressure and sleep apnea.
Because of the fears about devastating birth defects, carrying a child to term can be daunting for women in the commonwealth.
Cada vez más padres de bajos ingresos que tienen seguro de salud a través de sus empleos renuncian a la cobertura familiar e inscriben a sus hijos en el Medicaid o en el Programa de Seguro Médico para Niños (CHIP). Algo que, dicen los expertos, deben tener en cuenta los legisladores.
Three different studies highlight the challenges ahead for the health system as it attempts to address the damage done to children who were exposed to it in utero.
Researcher says the reliance on public programs is a lesson for lawmakers who will be considering renewing CHIP next year.
An innovative partnership in which a children’s hospital shares revenue and costs with a community hospital helps improve access to specialized care.
Some “must-pass” health legislation next year could give the new administration a vehicle for some proposals that might not be able to clear political or procedural hurdles on their own.
Aunque los avances en la medicina están salvando a más niños diagnosticados con cáncer, una nueva investigación sugiere que problemas de salud persistentes en la edad adulta están aumentando con cada generación de supervivientes.
People treated in the 1990s report worse health problems later in life than those treated in the two previous decades.
Uno de cada cinco adultos de California, con niños viviendo en sus casas, fue golpeado, pateado o abusado físicamente cuando niño, y uno de cada 10 fue abusado sexualmente, según datos publicados por una fundación de salud infantil.
Focusing on parents can help end cycle of trauma for kids, experts say.
In 2015, the number of babies born in the U.S. before the 37th week of pregnancy increased by about 2,000 over the previous year.
New research tracks how the widespread availability of these high-powered medications is causing a high rate of hospitalizations for opioid poisoning among children.
Un nuevo estudio destaca a un grupo de pacientes soprendente, que sufre de intoxicación por opioides en tasas que también han marcado un aumento dramático: adolescentes, niños e incluso niños pequeños.
Research released by the American College of Emergency Physicians highlights how gaps in mental health care play out in the emergency room with longer stays and difficulties in securing follow-up care.
Here’s a breakdown of what women should know, and what is still unclear, regarding how Zika is transmitted, who is at risk and how to take precautions against it.
Though fluoride has been added to water for decades, grass-roots opposition still pops up in towns and cities around the country.
Some dental clinics are expanding their hours to meet demand, but can an already stressed system satisfy the needs of children who haven’t seen a dentist in years?
Research suggests pediatricians shy away from the topic, but parents generally are open to discussing firearms in the context of safe storage.
Kids with mental health problems often suffer anxiety, difficulty focusing and social challenges. Half of them drop out of high school, in part because many schools don’t manage to meet their needs.