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posted 04/07/2020
Infectious disease specialist Dr. Mary T. Caserta explains what we know so far about the novel coronavirus in kids.
posted 03/06/2020
“Locking up guns away from children really does keep them safe,” said Daniel Webster, director of the Johns Hopkins Center for Gun Policy and Research.
posted 01/31/2020
Several states are now leading the way to ensure doulas are available to the low-income and underserved women who need them most.
posted 01/14/2020
The first national study of the impact of lunch reforms led by Michelle Obama finds they didn't increase waste or drive up costs. But the nutritional value of the food did go up.
posted 12/17/2019
Legal scholar Andrea Freeman views the fraught history of breastfeeding disparities through the astonishing story of America’s first surviving identical quadruplets.
posted 11/21/2019
A stream of studies over the past five years has explored the direct and indirect health effects of climate change and the special risks for children. An exhaustive new analysis in The Lancet amplifies those findings.
posted 11/04/2019
Before she began her transition three years ago, Dallas Ducar struggled with depression, anxiety, substance abuse and the profoundly unsettling sensation “that things did not feel real.”
posted 07/26/2019
It’s a story of official missteps, misinformation and confusion — and public anxiety about teen sex.
posted 07/10/2019
Too often, a woman and her doctor have to guess whether a drug is safe, because very few studies have looked at the effects of medications during pregnancy.
posted 06/18/2019
The suicide rate for boys ages 15 to 19 jumped dramatically in 2017, reaching its highest point in a generation.

Fran Smith's Blog

Infectious disease specialist Dr. Mary T. Caserta explains what we know so far about the novel... more »
posted 04/07/20
“Locking up guns away from children really does keep them safe,” said Daniel Webster, director of... more »
posted 03/06/20
Several states are now leading the way to ensure doulas are available to the low-income and... more »
posted 01/31/20