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Who will care for Abril? Parents fear for their disabled child if they are deported

Who will care for Abril? Parents fear for their disabled child if they are deported

Abril was born convulsing, and doctors encouraged the family to send her to a pediatric hospice, but they decided to bring her home instead. Given her serious brain damage and severe cerebral palsy, Abril wasn’t expected to live past six months. But now her parents face deportation.

May 22, 2017 | By | Reply More
Free child car seat checks in King County

Free child car seat checks in King County

Several free child car seat check events are happening locally over the next few months for parents, parents-to-be and caregivers. Whether this is your first time installing a car seat in preparation for the arrival of a new baby or you’ve done this many times, installing car seats correctly can be tricky.

May 18, 2017 | By | Reply More
Fearing deportation, parents worry about undocumented kids in California’s Medicaid program

Fearing deportation, parents worry about undocumented kids in California’s Medicaid program

In the current political climate, immigration and health advocates worry that children, like Luz’s son, will drop out of Medi-Cal and that new kids won’t enroll out of concern that personal information may be used to deport families.

May 15, 2017 | By | Reply More
Throwing injuries in young baseball players: Is there something we are not considering?

Throwing injuries in young baseball players: Is there something we are not considering?

The majority of injuries in overhead throwers occur in the throwing arm. When including pitcher and position players, anywhere from 51 to 69 percent of all reported injuries occurred in the throwing arm.

May 11, 2017 | By | Reply More
85% of Washington state kindergartners are immunized

85% of Washington state kindergartners are immunized

The Washington State Department of Health for the 2016-2017 school year, 85 percent of kindergartners had received the required vaccinations to start school Nearly 5 percent of kindergartners have an exemption or waiver from immunizations on file for a medical, personal, or religious reason.

May 8, 2017 | By | Reply More
CHIP offers families with seriously ill kids more financial protection than ACA plans

CHIP offers families with seriously ill kids more financial protection than ACA plans

Kids with chronic conditions are especially vulnerable to health insurance changes, relying as they often do on specialists and medications that may not be covered if they switch plans. A new study finds that these transitions can leave kids and their families financially vulnerable as well.

April 26, 2017 | By | Reply More
A spoonful of kid’s medicine makes the profits go up

A spoonful of kid’s medicine makes the profits go up

Laws designed to encourage companies to do more in terms of testing and developing medicines for children are allowing companies retain the market for theres drugs without facing competition for a longer period of time. As a result, the treatments cost a lot more.

April 24, 2017 | By | Reply More
Codeine and tramadol can cause life-threatening breathing problems in children, FDA warns

Codeine and tramadol can cause life-threatening breathing problems in children, FDA warns

Codeine and tramadol are opioid medicines that may be used to treat pain. Codeine is also in some cough and cold remedies. These medicines can cause life-threatening breathing problems in children.

April 20, 2017 | By | Reply More
We asked children why they don’t get enough exercise – here’s what they said

We asked children why they don’t get enough exercise – here’s what they said

To help better understand the factors that can help or hinder the physical activity levels of children today, my colleagues and I recently conducted a study to explore the barriers UK children face when it comes to being physically active.

April 9, 2017 | By | Reply More
Restaurants pledged to make kids’ meals healthier – but the data show not much has changed

Restaurants pledged to make kids’ meals healthier – but the data show not much has changed

Restaurants pledged to make kids’ meals healthier – but the data show not much has changed An All-American meal. Cropped from firsttubedotcom/flickr, CC BY By Alyssa Moran, Harvard University and Christina Roberto, University of Pennsylvania Chain restaurants are not known for serving up healthy kids’ meals. Most entrees on a kids’ menu are either fried, breaded […]

April 1, 2017 | By | Reply More