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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.

By Dr. Kelly Callahan and Dr. ChrisAnna Mink
“This decline in calls is unprecedented for Los Angeles County,” said one county official. “We are seeing similar trends across the state of California.”
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A reporter's quest to find those working to end the maternal mortality crisis takes her to California. Here's what she learned along the way.
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"It's a scary time to be unhoused," writes a caregiver and mother of two who struggled to find a home in L.A.
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So many people could identify with Beyoncé and Serena Williams’ recent birthing experiences. But where could non-celebrity black parents and loved ones go to share, listen and feel seen?
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Child mental health experts offered some key takeaways reporters can relay to worried and overwhelmed parents.
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Infectious disease specialist Dr. Mary T. Caserta explains what we know so far about the novel coronavirus in kids.
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Are parents whose children are being removed from their homes following allegations of abuse and neglect being billed for the cost of foster care and family reunification services? The signs suggest yes.
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In August 2018, three high school students and an elementary school student in Rancho Cucamonga, California killed themselves. I wanted to do more than just report the grim facts of their deaths — but how?
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Our long pre-history has primed our brains to think about the short term during acutely stressful scenarios, says UCSF's Alexandra Crosswell.
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“Locking up guns away from children really does keep them safe,” said Daniel Webster, director of the Johns Hopkins Center for Gun Policy and Research.

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