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Arizona has among highest rates of uninsured children in the country, but the ACA got more children insured. Advocates fear with ACA repeal, those gains will disappear.
Newborn sleep is a valuable commodity.
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.
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.
People treated in the 1990s report worse health problems later in life than those treated in the two previous decades.
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.
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.
After interviewing scores of teenagers, researchers report that many who face hunger are not aware of assistance programs or think they don’t qualify.
A Boston health clinic that treats transgender kids and teens finds that the percentage of its young patients who are adopted is higher than expected. These kids might need extra support, doctors say.