Lead problems with the water in Flint, Mich., have prompted people across the country to ask whether they or their families have been exposed to the toxic metal in their drinking water, too

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Measles was eradicated in the US in 2000, but the past couple of years have seen new cases in large part because of unfounded fears that the vaccination causes autism in children

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About six months ago, just as Flint began to acknowledge its lead crisis, a water testing expert from an EPA task force predicted that “every major city east of the Mississippi” was underestimating lead levels in their water. A big report from the NRDC now confirms that about 18 million Americans are living with lead testing violations

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The Affordable Care Act opened the door for millions of young adults to stay on their parents’ health insurance until they turn 26. But there’s a downside to remaining on the family plan. Chances are that Mom or Dad, as policyholder, will get a notice from the insurer every time the grown-up kid gets medical care, a breach of privacy that many young people may find unwelcome

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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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