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A youth lockup in southeast Arkansas closed its doors Thursday, making it the second such state facility to shutter since the start of the year.
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Because childhood obesity is a condition depending on many factors, some are taking simplified but powerful approaches to the problem.
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Support for Curcio’s reporting on this project also came from the Fund for Journalism on Child Well-Being, a program of the USC Annenberg Center for Health Journalism at the University of Southern California. Other stories in this series include:
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Support for Curcio’s reporting on this project also came from the Fund for Journalism on Child Well-Being, a program of the USC Annenberg Center for Health Journalism at the University of Southern California. Other stories in this series include:
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The White River Regional Juvenile Detention Center will stop incarcerating kids by this summer.
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Are broad mandatory reporting requirements in cases of suspected child abuse good policy, or just good politics? Critics contend they can let real abuse cases fall through the cracks.
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In covering the health care workforce beat, just reporting a simple number detailing the size of provider shortages or surpluses can be very misleading, explains researcher Susan Skillman in this tip sheet.

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I have worked in Arizona for over 14 years, and I have witness many families torn apart by immigration status. The most vulnerable are the children; I have seen them crying, angry, and feeling abandoned.

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Sensory impaired children or those with conditions such as asthma or diabetes benefit from “habilitative services" that teach them skills and abilities needed manage their conditions. As the Affordable Care Act gets implemented the question remains: who will pay for these services?

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More than a million California children who currently lack health insurance will qualify for coverage under the Affordable Care Act. But children’s advocates are concerned that some kids won’t get the best coverage.

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