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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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For parents of children with complex diagnoses, it's easy to forget or ignore their own health needs. So why don't we do more to make it easier for the whole family to access care at the same time?
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The Tampa Bay Times' deputy investigations editor explains how she broke the story of catastrophic outcomes in the heart surgery program at John Hopkins All Children's Hospital in St. Petersburg, Florida.
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The CDC estimates that about one in 10 women experience symptoms of depression after their baby is born. That’s starting to look like a huge underestimate.
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Why are teachers going to the mat to get more nurses in schools? And what do nurses have to do with education?
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It's a shocking finding: A recent study finds only one in 10 moms on Medicaid who screened positive for postpartum depression had even one mental health visit after six months. What's going wrong?
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After California's success in lowering its maternal death rate, don't we already know why mothers are dying and how to tackle the problem? Are more committees and recommendations really needed?
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Children’s health advocates say the governor’s overall proposal is the most ambitious they’ve ever seen when it comes to early childhood health.
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It's a high-stakes problem lawmakers across the country are increasingly trying to address.
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Without an identified cause, developing new treatments and preventive strategies for the rare condition has been difficult. Families and researchers are calling for more funding and attention.
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An 8-year-old boy's battered feet hint at the deeper traumas many migrant children are left carrying.

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