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posted 05/06/2019
A 5-year-old's long wait for care is emblematic of a much larger problem — too few mental health providers for low-income kids on public coverage.
posted 02/15/2019
Why are teachers going to the mat to get more nurses in schools? And what do nurses have to do with education?
posted 01/02/2019
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.
posted 12/14/2018
An 8-year-old boy's battered feet hint at the deeper traumas many migrant children are left carrying.
posted 04/02/2018
STDs have been on the rise nationwide for the past five years, and South LA has some of the highest rates in the county. The problem is driven in part by high levels of racial segregation.
posted 08/15/2017
A young boy and his mother fled vicious gang violence in Central America, but the nightmares have followed him to Los Angeles. The lingering effects of trauma now pose a whole new threat to his health.
posted 08/13/2015

Earlier this year, an expert panel called for the closure of L.A. County's Welcome Centers for kids awaiting foster placements. But the real problems have more to do with a lack of foster homes and chronic underinvestment in programs that can keep kids from needing foster care in the first place.

posted 07/02/2015

Three-and-a-half-year-old Dylan was tiny, feisty and freckled with tousled blond hair. His mom brought him to the pediatric clinic because he had tried to smother his 2-week-old sister. She didn’t know what to do with him, and frankly neither did we. It was 5 p.m. and the clinic was closing.

posted 06/04/2015

The privilege that has allowed parents to refuse immunizations for their kids stems not from economic or educational status — it springs from the privilege of not having seen the horrific diseases that ravaged U.S. children just two generations ago, and continue to do so worldwide.

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A 5-year-old's long wait for care is emblematic of a much larger problem — too few mental health... more »
posted 05/06/19
Why are teachers going to the mat to get more nurses in schools? And what do nurses have to do... more »
posted 02/15/19
Without an identified cause, developing new treatments and preventive strategies for the rare... more »
posted 01/02/19