Topics :: children’s health

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Health Care Fallout: Fate of 8M Low-Income Children in Limbo

Health Care Fallout: Fate of 8M Low-Income Children in Limbo

By Steve Kanowski and Jim Anderson | Dec 3
TC Bell knows what life is like without health insurance after growing up with a mother who cobbled together care from a public health clinic, emergency room visits and off-the-books visits to a doctor they knew.

Trump Administration Cuts Short Anti-Teen Pregnancy Grants

By Carolyn Thompson | Jul 28
Dozens of teen pregnancy prevention programs deemed ineffective by President Donald Trump's administration will lose more than $200 million in funding.

Girls & Autism

By Lindsey Tanner | Oct 26
Many girls with autism have social skills that can mask the condition. And some girls are born without autism despite the same genetic mutations seen in boys with the condition.

New Research: Noise Harder on Kids than Adults

By Lauren Neergaard | Feb 18
From the cacophony of day care to the buzz of TV and electronic toys, noise is more distracting to a child's brain than an adult's, and new research shows it can hinder how youngsters learn.

Doctor Refuses Treatment for Lesbian Couple's Baby

By Winnie McCroy | Feb 19
A Michigan lesbian couple has finally received a reply from a doctor who refused to treat their baby girl last fall because it was incompatible with her personal and religious beliefs.

Mary Lambert Performs at R Baby Fundraiser at Hammerstein

By Winnie McCroy | Jul 21
On July 23 at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City, Mary Lambert and others will perform to raise funds at R Baby Foundation's Rockin' to Save Babies Lives benefit concert.

Angel Faces Retreat Helps Burned and Traumatized Girls

By Winnie McCroy | Jun 10
On June 15-21 in Wolfeboro, New Hampshire, the organization Angel Faces, a non-profit organization for adolescent girls with severe burns or trauma, will hold a retreat to help girls.

Y-Hep to Open New Clinic in Philly

By Winnie McCroy | Mar 24
Y-HEP, Philadelphia FIGHT’s Youth Health Empowerment Project, announced the opening of a new family care clinic for youth at its facility at 1417 Locust Street in Center City.

Sodexo Food Service Company Pledges Better Meals

By Darlene Superville | Mar 15
One of the nation’s largest food service companies, Sodexo, is making a series of changes in support of Michelle Obama’s anti-childhood obesity initiative.

New SAMSHA Guide Helps Support LGBT Kids

By Winnie McCroy | Mar 9
In its continuing effort to foster the well-being of LGBT kids, the Family Acceptance Project (FAP) at SF State University has developed "Helping Families to Support their Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Children."

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