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Hispanic kids the largest group of children living in poverty - Washington Post

Hispanic kids the largest group of children living in poverty - Washington Post | Children and Health | Scoop.it
LiveScience.comHispanic kids the largest group of children living in povertyWashington PostHispanics now make up the largest group of children living in poverty, the first time in US history that poor white kids have been outnumbered by poor...
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Fewer Hospitals Sending Formula Samples Home With New Parents - Wall Street Journal (blog)

Fewer Hospitals Sending Formula Samples Home With New Parents - Wall Street Journal (blog) | Children and Health | Scoop.it
Boston GlobeFewer Hospitals Sending Formula Samples Home With New ParentsWall Street Journal (blog)While formula giveaways are criticized by groups including the World Health Organization, CDC and American Academy of Pediatrics, an earlier study of...
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Overweight kids have more social problems; Well-child visits to ...

Overweight kids have more social problems; Well-child visits to ... | Children and Health | Scoop.it
Overweight kids have more social problems; Well-child visits to screen for mental health last only minutes. by Dr. Bonny J. Forrest. Two studies last week in Pediatrics gave us more knowledge about mental health and wellness in young children.
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Thousands in Calif. started school without vaccines - USA Today

Thousands in Calif. started school without vaccines - USA Today | Children and Health | Scoop.it
USA TodayThousands in Calif. started school without vaccinesUSA TodayThe increase coincides with rising use of the Internet for information, said John Talarico, chief of the immunization branch for the California Department of Public Health.
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American Academy of Pediatrics: No, Michele Bachmann, the HPV ...

American Academy of Pediatrics: No, Michele Bachmann, the HPV ... | Children and Health | Scoop.it
If you've been following the Republican campaign race, then you're already familiar with the ongoing fracas between Michele Bachmann and Rick Perry over the latter's 2007 HPV vaccine mandate; and that Bachmann ...
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Asthma can complicate diabetes care in kids - USA Today

Asthma can complicate diabetes care in kids - USA Today | Children and Health | Scoop.it
The InquisitrAsthma can complicate diabetes care in kidsUSA TodayChildren hit with the double whammy of type 1 diabetes and asthma have an especially tough time keeping their blood sugar under control, a new study finds.
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American Academy of Pediatrics Updates Pertussis Booster Vaccine ...

American Academy of Pediatrics Updates Pertussis Booster Vaccine ... | Children and Health | Scoop.it
In line with this need for extra protection for our children, the American Academy of Pediatrics has updated its guidelines about the use of the pertussis booster (Tdap) vaccine. In light of the recent news that immunity from the ...
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Reducing Child Pneumonia Deaths

Reducing Child Pneumonia Deaths | Children and Health | Scoop.it
In this week's PLoS Medicine, Igor Rudan of the University of Edinburgh, UK and colleagues report the results of their consensus building exercise that identified health research prioritie (RT @mnt_pediatrics: Reducing Child Pneumonia Deaths
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Medical News: Sleepy Teens at Risk for Troubling Behavior - in Pediatrics, General Pediatrics from MedPage Today

Medical News: Sleepy Teens at Risk for Troubling Behavior - in Pediatrics, General Pediatrics from MedPage Today | Children and Health | Scoop.it
Two-thirds of adolescent students reported not getting enough sleep, which may contribute to a number of risky health behaviors, a CDC study found.
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Eating balanced meals, farm-fresh produce benefits families, communities, nutrition researchers say

Leaders at the recent United Nations meeting emphasized nutrition as critical to producing thriving children, families, and communities.
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Recognizing developmental delay

Recognizing developmental delay | Children and Health | Scoop.it
If your child doesn't seem to be meeting milestones within several weeks of the average, ask his pediatrician about it. It may be nothing, but if your child does have a delay, you'll want to catch it early so you can get a diagnosis ...
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Teen 'Am I Fat' Quiz Results

Teen 'Am I Fat' Quiz Results | Children and Health | Scoop.it
Here are the results of your Teen 'Am I Fat?' Quiz, whose main goal is to hopefully convince teens who are at a healthy weight that they are not overweight so that they do not develop an eating disorder.
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Parenting With Distractions: Assessing AD/HD in Parents of AD/HD ...

(Zeigler) Advert/High definition impacts up to seven.five% of college-aged young children, or amongst a single to 3 college students in each classroom. ... Medical professionals (i.e.
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Montgomery schools should restart Healthy Kids program - Washington Post

Montgomery schools should restart Healthy Kids program - Washington Post | Children and Health | Scoop.it
Montgomery schools should restart Healthy Kids programWashington PostThe Kafkaesque series of events involving Healthy Kids Workout started when a Somerset parent lauded the children's fitness program in a letter nominating physical education...
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50% of parents would gene test kids for health problems.

50% of parents would gene test kids for health problems. | Children and Health | Scoop.it
Given the choice, more than half of parents offered genetic tests to predict their risk of developing common adult health conditions would test their kids as well, according to a study published in the journal Pediatrics.
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Maryland officials to decide on crib bumper ban today - Washington Post (blog)

Maryland officials to decide on crib bumper ban today - Washington Post (blog) | Children and Health | Scoop.it
Baltimore SunMaryland officials to decide on crib bumper ban todayWashington Post (blog)Parenting magazines are filled with images of overly-decorated nurseries, complete with color-coordinated cozy-looking crib bumpers.
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Teens, Too, Need Help With Sleep

Teens, Too, Need Help With Sleep | Children and Health | Scoop.it
More than two-thirds of U.S. high school students don't get enough sleep on school nights, and they're more likely than their well-rested peers to drink, smoke, and seriously consider suicide, according to a federal study released Monday.
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Ohio: Children's Hospitals Expanded Even As Number Of Kids In State Declined - Kaiser Health News

Ohio: Children's Hospitals Expanded Even As Number Of Kids In State Declined - Kaiser Health News | Children and Health | Scoop.it
Kaiser Health NewsOhio: Children's Hospitals Expanded Even As Number Of Kids In State DeclinedKaiser Health NewsMany states have one or two large children's hospitals.
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Many states have one or two large children’s hospitals but Ohio  has seven. The number of children in Ohio is shrinking at the same time children’s hospitals are expanding. Hospital officials note that Ohio’s children’s hospitals attract patients from out of state. In addition, as smaller community hospitals retreat from the pediatric business, their patients have shifted to children’s hospitals

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Living with Children - Kansas City Star

Living with Children - Kansas City Star | Children and Health | Scoop.it
Living with ChildrenKansas City StarHow about spending a disproportionate amount of family time taking children to and watching them in activities that will be completely irrelevant to anything they will be doing as adults?
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Health-Benefit Costs Rise Most in Six Years, Surpassing $15000 per Family - Bloomberg

Health-Benefit Costs Rise Most in Six Years, Surpassing $15000 per Family - Bloomberg | Children and Health | Scoop.it
The Star-Ledger - NJ.comHealth-Benefit Costs Rise Most in Six Years, Surpassing $15000 per FamilyBloombergPhotographer: George Frey/Bloomberg The cost for businesses to buy health coverage for workers rose the most this year since 2005 and may...
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Two Pr. George's children dead after being discovered in bathtubs - Washington Post

Two Pr. George's children dead after being discovered in bathtubs - Washington Post | Children and Health | Scoop.it
Two Pr. George's children dead after being discovered in bathtubsWashington PostTwo young children died in separate incidents after they were found unresponsive in bathtubs in Prince George's County on Monday night and Tuesday morning, authorities...
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How devoted moms buffer kids in poverty

Children raised in poverty often grow up to have poor health in adulthood, from frequent colds to heart disease. But there's one thing that might buffer them from that fate: a good mom, according to a new study.
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How should pediatricians talk about obesity? - Scope (blog)

How should pediatricians talk about obesity? - Scope (blog) | Children and Health | Scoop.it
Press TVHow should pediatricians talk about obesity?Scope (blog)Pediatricians are often the first source of help for children struggling with their weight.
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Medical News: Autism Funding Bill Clears Senate, Goes to White House - in Pediatrics, Autism from MedPage Today

Medical News: Autism Funding Bill Clears Senate, Goes to White House - in Pediatrics, Autism from MedPage Today | Children and Health | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON -- A $675 million bill to reauthorize funding for autism programs passed the Senate on Monday and is on its way to President Obama for his signature.
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Suffocation risk leads Maryland to propose crib bumper ban - Chicago Tribune

Suffocation risk leads Maryland to propose crib bumper ban - Chicago Tribune | Children and Health | Scoop.it
Baltimore SunSuffocation risk leads Maryland to propose crib bumper banChicago TribuneMaryland health officials today proposed a ban on sales of crib bumpers out of concern that babies can suffocate -- a move that would make it the first state to...
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