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Dr. Steve Allen

Entries by Dr. Steve Allen

A Momentous Day for Columbus, a Quiet Revolution for Health Care

(5) Comments | Posted June 25, 2010 | 10:13 AM

It's not every day that a children's hospital has the President of the United States visit on the same afternoon as the Governor. But last Friday, Nationwide Children's Hospital welcomed President Barack Obama to Columbus, and then hosted Ohio Governor Ted Strickland in a separate ceremony an hour...

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Ending Prematurity Is the Best Health Reform There Is

(0) Comments | Posted May 14, 2010 | 3:28 PM

Tanya could have fit into the palm of my hand. She was seven days old, but born two months too early. Glowing under her incubator's special lighting to prevent jaundice, Tanya was covered in bandages, weighed down by needles, and breathing with the help of a ventilator. Even if she...

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The Gap Between Expanding Access And Ensuring Care For Children

(11) Comments | Posted March 29, 2010 | 9:26 AM

As President Barack Obama signed the landmark health care overhaul into law this week, it seemed appropriate that the person standing closest to him was an 11 year old boy. When health care fails, children often pay the greatest price -- whether it is babies born prematurely to mothers who...

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