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Balancing reporting on vulnerable children while protecting their privacy

Balancing reporting on vulnerable children while protecting their privacy

This article was produced for ProPublica’s Local Reporting Network in partnership with THE CITY. Subscribe to Dispatches to get stories like this as soon as they’re published. In November, we published an article about three New York teenagers who struggled to get mental health services that the city’s public schools are legally required to provide. …

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Pediatricians share advice for parents during Tylenol shortage for children - what alternatives work well and what to avoid

Pediatricians share advice for parents during Tylenol shortage for children – what alternatives work well and what to avoid

There are shortages of liquid medications for children, such as children’s Tylenol. Illnesses like RSV, influenza and COVID-19 prevent suppliers from meeting demand. Parents should never give aspirin to children under 18 to treat symptoms. Loading Something is loading. Thank you for your registration! Access your favorite topics in a personalized feed on the go. …

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Shortages of infant formula and children's medicine show that America and the President must put our children first

Shortages of infant formula and children’s medicine show that America and the President must put our children first

Do we care about children in America? Will the president? This is a question that people across the country should seriously ask themselves. The country has been struggling with a shortage of infant formula for nearly a year. What kind of society allows this to continue in the shadows? How is this not a hot …

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332,000 Florida children were uninsured in 2021;  number could rise, analysts warn - Florida Phoenix

332,000 Florida children were uninsured in 2021; number could rise, analysts warn – Florida Phoenix

Florida ranks among the top 10 states with the highest rates of uninsured children in the United States, with about 332,000 children, newborns to 17, who were uninsured in 2021, according to the national data from the Georgetown University Center for Children and Families. State and national policy analysts fear that number will rise as …

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Female docs say the high pay outweighs the perks and perks

Female docs say the high pay outweighs the perks and perks

Although overall physician salaries are on the rise, the salary gap between male and female physicians remains firmly in place, according to the Medscape Female Physician Compensation Report 2022: Trying to Narrow the Gender Gap. This stark difference in women’s earning potential in medicine highlights the non-monetary forms of compensation available as part of employment …

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More SC children covered by health insurance during pandemic, but gains could be at risk

More SC children covered by health insurance during pandemic, but gains could be at risk

Columbia pediatrician Dr. Deborah Greenhouse treated children Dec. 7 in her office with strep throat, bronchiolitis and other illnesses caused by a wave of respiratory illnesses that swept through South Carolina. She shudders to think what it would be like if thousands more were uninsured and had to seek treatment in an already crowded emergency …

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In the UK, children are dying from invasive Strep A infections. Here's what you need to know.

In the UK, children are dying from invasive Strep A infections. Here’s what you need to know.

Eight children in the UK have died from a rare and invasive form of a common bacterial infection, according to health agencies, alarming doctors and parents. Bacteria, called group A streptococcusare best known for causing strep throat. These bacteria do not always cause infections. In fact, they can live in your throat and on your …

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Baltimore-area children face barriers to accessing mental health care due to language: report

Baltimore-area children face barriers to accessing mental health care due to language: report

A report released Wednesday by two Baltimore-based social justice groups says language barriers prevent children from immigrant families in Maryland from having equitable access to mental health services. Under Title VI of the Civil Rights Act and Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act, patients are guaranteed free access to translation and interpretation services if …

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Measles outbreak in central Ohio affects more than 50 children, due to 'lack of vaccination' |  CNN

Measles outbreak in central Ohio affects more than 50 children, due to ‘lack of vaccination’ | CNN

CNN — A measles outbreak in central Ohio is growing, sickening more than 50 children, many of whom require hospitalization, according to data updated Tuesday by Columbus Public Health. None of the children had been fully vaccinated against measles. Since the outbreak began in November, at least 58 measles cases have been identified in Columbus …

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