Perri Klass: “Parents who don’t want to vaccinate their children are a perennial sore subject in my profession. The question bubbled up again this spring at the American Academy of Pediatrics’ Annual Leadership Forum, where academy leaders vote on issues of concern to pediatricians across the country”

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The level of lead in the blood of children in Flint probably will rise over the next few months, not because of continued problems with the city’s drinking water supply, but because of high levels of lead in the soil — especially in the city’s oldest and densest areas

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Our Yoram Unguru joins host Lisa Autz to discuss shortages of pediatric oncology drugs – focusing on findings from a working group led by Dr. Unguru that provided recommendations for dealing with this difficult situation

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But parents don’t always understand what they are signing up for. Each week in the United States, about 300 children are diagnosed with cancer. Many of them will be offered treatment as part of a clinical trial that tests different drugs or different ways to give standard drugs

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Sports leagues should do more to protect children from the long-term problems that stem from hits to the head

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Getting it right is that much harder when patients don’t know the words to describe what they’re feeling

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Some doctors blame patient pressure because they are concerned their children will be exposed to dangerous diseases

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A recent report by the federal government shows that, after years of decline, the number of children in foster care is going up again. Roughly 265,000 kids entered foster care last year — the highest number since 2008

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