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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.

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Disparities in youth fitness are a longstanding problem. The pandemic threatens to widen the gap.
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As DACA is spared, a journalist reflects on the program that helped her realize her dreams, get a job, and tell the stories of people forced to live in the shadows.
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Pam Belluck of The New York Times and expert Dr. Roberta DeBiasi offer fresh insights on the novel syndrome.
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"Measles is always the one that worries me," says Vanderbilt's Dr. Kathryn Edwards.
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With soaring unemployment, millions falling behind in rent and mile-long food bank lines, the COVID-19 pandemic has led to a food and housing crisis of epic proportions.
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A high-risk obstetrician shares what it's been like working with pregnant women in some of NYC's poorest neighborhoods during the pandemic.
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With psychiatric problems already on the rise for American children, mental health experts weigh in on what we might do to buffer COVID-19's effects on kids.
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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