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Childrens Health Care

How Cisco and Universidade Federal de Sergipe Are Bringing Specialty Health Care To Brazilians

Mario Adriano dos Santos, M.D. | Posted 04.19.2014 | Impact
Mario Adriano dos Santos, M.D.

I grew up in the state of Sergipe in Brazil. It is located in one of the poorest regions of the country, a small, almost rural state, about 1000 kilometers northeast of Rio de Janeiro. We faced many challenges in Sergipe, but one of the biggest was not being able to access good health care.

STUDY: Kids' Health Care Quality Varies Geographically

Reuters | Posted 02.10.2014 | Parents

By Sharon Begley NEW YORK, Dec 11 (Reuters) - Children in Lebanon, New Hampshire, are more than twice as likely to have their tonsils ...

Why Medicaid Matters to Kids

Ashley Cardenas | Posted 08.30.2013 | Impact
Ashley Cardenas

As a parent you never want to think that you can't afford any or all medical necessities that your child might need to stay alive. But in our family's case, we never could have done it without the help of Medicaid. And now it's time to make sure other families get the same fighting chance.

Newtown and the Nation's Mental Health

Jeffrey Bland, Ph.D | Posted 02.27.2013 | Healthy Living
Jeffrey Bland, Ph.D

There have been 29 mass shootings in the United States between the events of April 20, 1999 at Columbine High School and the Dec. 14, 2012 tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School. I propose these shootings were, in part, a health care issue.

Healthy Women And Healthy Kids

Carla Koppell | Posted 07.10.2012 | Impact
Carla Koppell

As I travel the world, I am struck by the shared values and desires of people globally. We all want a better life for the next generation. We all want kids who are healthy, educated and presented with the chance for a better life.

Public Programs That Work -- Good News on Children's Coverage

Gene Lewit | Posted 04.29.2012 | Politics
Gene Lewit

We still have a long way to go before we solve the problem of the uninsured in America. Millions of children are currently eligible for Medicaid and CHIP but not enrolled and coverage for millions more is tenuous and transitory.

Little Pharma: The Medication Of U.S. Children

Maggie Kozel, M.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Maggie Kozel, M.D.

Our system of private, fee-for-service insurance is basically a business model that focuses on the top of the health care pyramid (the doctor) and pays for quick fixes (prescriptions) with immediately observable (short term) results.

WHO Creates Database On Use Of Child Medicines

AP | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

GENEVA — The World Health Organization on Friday issued its first-ever guidance on how to use more than 240 essential medicines for children und...

Peaceful Revolution: What's a Key Element of Health Care Reform?

Bruce Lesley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bruce Lesley

No matter what action Congress takes, they must address the unique developmental needs of children by ensuring they have comprehensive benefits that cover them from head to toe.

Unfair Children's Health Disparities: More Reason for Reform

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

Right now, we live in a nation where children of color experience significant health disparities that begin before birth and follow them throughout their lives.

Bush Vows To Veto Children's Health Care Bill

Associated Press | JENNIFER LOVEN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

President Bush again called Democrats "irresponsible" on Saturday for pushing an expansion he opposes to a children's health insurance program. "Demo...