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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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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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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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