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In pediatric practices across Florida, doctors are struggling to serve patients in the face of paltry reimbursement rates and more intense demands from Medicaid insurance companies.

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In-home upgrades are supposed to help kids avoid asthma attacks, missed school days and visits to the emergency room.

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Raj Kumari lost vision in her right eye due to measles. She was never vaccinated for the disease.

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An exasperating series of convictions and exonerations has reminded me both how big a price child-care providers are paying in the child-abuse arena and how hard it is to pin down the facts about shaken baby syndrome....

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The last 15 years of research on how adverse childhood experiences cause adult onset of chronic disease, mental illness, violence and being a victim of violence is unequivocal. To understand what happened to Adam Lanza, we have to ask difficult questions.

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Journalist Kate Long examines how some West Virginians are changing their lifestyles to drop pounds and reduce their risk of diabetes and other obesity-related diseases. West Virginia has one of the highest chronic disease rates in the nation.

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To battle obesity, West Virginia Schools teachers are implementing 15 extra minutes of physical activity into each day.

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Two researchers are calling for removal of severely obese kids from their homes to “protective custody” in the foster care system. There's a better solution.

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Living without running water, sanitation services or paved roads, people living in Texas colonias face grim health risks, Hunt Grant recipient Emily Ramshaw reports for the Texas Tribune/New York Times.

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Del Norte County has a serious problem with tooth decay. In fact, the problem is spread across California — a recent study found that two-thirds of the state’s children have some form of tooth decay. Kelley Atherton finds out why.

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