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Children's Health Matters

Children's Health Matters is a column that shares the latest reporting, research, commentary and ideas on pediatric health and child development; prevention models to reduce health disparities for ill children and children born into poverty; links between maternal and children’s health; and broader trends in children's health and well-being.

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What a global collaborative has already learned — and what we might expect from pandemic researchers in the future.
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Recent research is shedding new light on how mothers' brains undergo significant changes after giving birth.
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It’s shocking: Preschoolers are three times more likely to be expelled than children in elementary, middle and high school, according to figures from the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. Boys are four times more likely than girls to be kicked out, and African American children are twi
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Child advocates and researchers believe the new child tax credit is a huge deal for families — here's why.
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Researchers are increasingly finding that the human brain is shaped by external forces while it is still in utero.
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Child care workers are not required to get the vaccine — yet.
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One mom told me, “I love my son. I love him so much but it’s like, am I the best thing for him?"
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A pregnant doctor explains why she got the COVID-19 vaccine — how it inspired her to join a clinical trial to fight another dangerous virus.
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At the Bunker Hill Superfund site in northern Idaho, a reporter meets the family of a 4-year-old so severely poisoned by lead, he still couldn’t speak.
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“My daughter wakes up every morning wondering why she has been subjected to this cosmic joke that put her in the wrong body.” Now states are moving to ban care for kids like her.

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