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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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Learning suffers when schools fail to provide free, easy access to tampons and pads.
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“It can happen to anybody. It doesn’t care about your age, your race or orientation. Just look at my kids.”
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“One of my clients called me crying because she couldn’t even find the campus counseling center.”
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“Parents of young children should be as worried about RSV as they are about COVID,” said one professor of pediatrics.
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The trouble with writing about shared parenting in general is the discussions about it tend to boil down to ideology, which good reporting seeks to overcome.
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As the omicron surge disrupts schools nationwide, new research finds that kids forced to learn online instead of in person exhibited more behavioral issues.
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As the Surgeon General warns of a youth mental health crisis, a psychotherapist asks: where are the policies that would help kids get care?
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The research is nascent and the early results conflicting, but there are some worrying signs.
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And how reporters can follow the money.
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Here’s how reporters can investigate contamination in their communities.

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