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Children's Health Matters

Children's Health Matters, a blog edited by journalist Ryan White, along with other collaborators, shares the latest research, journalism and ideas on pediatric health and child development outcomes; prevention models to reduce health disparities for ill children and children born into poverty; and trends in children's health and well-being.

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Last year, Chinese scientist Dr. He Jiankui announced the birth of the first two genetically modified humans. Here's why the announcement triggered outrage in the genetics community.
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A look at how the country’s two biggest states have insured their kids helps explain why nearly 4 million American children remain without health coverage.
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For parents of children with complex diagnoses, it's easy to forget or ignore their own health needs. So why don't we do more to make it easier for the whole family to access care at the same time?
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The Tampa Bay Times' deputy investigations editor explains how she broke the story of catastrophic outcomes in the heart surgery program at John Hopkins All Children's Hospital in St. Petersburg, Florida.
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The CDC estimates that about one in 10 women experience symptoms of depression after their baby is born. That’s starting to look like a huge underestimate.
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Why are teachers going to the mat to get more nurses in schools? And what do nurses have to do with education?
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It's a shocking finding: A recent study finds only one in 10 moms on Medicaid who screened positive for postpartum depression had even one mental health visit after six months. What's going wrong?
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After California's success in lowering its maternal death rate, don't we already know why mothers are dying and how to tackle the problem? Are more committees and recommendations really needed?
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Children’s health advocates say the governor’s overall proposal is the most ambitious they’ve ever seen when it comes to early childhood health.
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It's a high-stakes problem lawmakers across the country are increasingly trying to address.

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