Oscar Benevidez, MD writes ‘As a pediatrician, I’m aware of the overwhelming evidence that prolonged, highly stressful experiences during childhood, such as forcible family separation, causes long-lasting injury to the developing brain and harms health.’

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Flinching as a gunshot whizzes past your window. Covering your ears when a police car races down your street, sirens blaring. Walking past a drug deal on your block or a beating at your school. For kids living in picket-fence suburbia, these experiences might be rare. But for their peers in urban poverty, they are all too commonplace

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Simon Baron-Cohen absorbs the grave revelations in a study on a paediatrician enmeshed in autism’s history

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The study also suggests that any reduction in payments associated with proposed cuts to the Children Health Insurance Program (CHIP), which operates in tandem with Medicaid in most states, could mean less access to care, said Brendan Saloner, a researcher at the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics and Bloomberg School of Public Health

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Changing minds on vaccination is very difficult, but it isn’t so important when a law can change behavior

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The stories of these three children share one similarity: The U.S. health-care system has failed them in spectacular fashion even as it has put their parents under severe emotional and financial strain. All for the lack of home-care nurses

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A new study ranks 20 wealthy countries on childhood deaths. The US comes in last.

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