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Will a Joe Biden presidency lead to real gains in the number of kids with insurance? After COVID-19, the unmet needs among kids will be immense.
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Many of the topics we report on every day benefit when viewed through a child-focused lens.
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Once a coronavirus immunization is released for children, will parents be reluctant to get their kids vaccinated?
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How many other environmental disasters like the West Calumet Housing Complex are still undiscovered?
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Disparities in youth fitness are a longstanding problem. The pandemic threatens to widen the gap.
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 stream of studies over the past five years has explored the direct and indirect health effects of climate change and the special risks for children. An exhaustive new analysis in The Lancet amplifies those findings.
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As women and mothers, we are astonished at the reported conditions. But as pediatricians, we are deeply concerned about the long-term health impacts of these kids are likely to face.
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"I asked one sociologist who studies poverty in Philadelphia if she knows what happened to the families who lost their benefits over the past decade. She told me the question keeps her up at night."
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“You understand you can’t change a culture on a dime," a CEO of a local health system told me. "You have to transform a culture over time."

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