Health officials are not sure if the measles cluster in Palatine, Ill., is related to the outbreak that started in California, but the cluster is drawing attention to vaccination gaps.
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January 27, 2015
A study of 10,433 California babies born with a very low birth weight in 2010-11 found that many were not referred to a free statewide program that provides follow-up care.
December 09, 2014
The research connected birth and school records to 1.6 million children born in Florida over a 10-year timespan.
November 26, 2014
Parents as Teachers, an organization that provides support to families, has worked to maintain a routine as the St. Louis-area suburbs struggle with racial unrest.
September 30, 2014
New data out of Oregon's Multnomah County show that minority babies born there face significantly higher health risks than their white peers.
July 22, 2014
The Annie E. Casey Foundation's annual Kids Count data book finds improvement on 10 of 16 indicators, but racial gaps remain and poverty is on the rise.
June 30, 2014
Having engaging conversations with children about books is as important as just reading it to them, says a former education department official.
May 19, 2014
An analysis of children in a federally-funded study found that depression among teachers was connected to emotional difficulties among the young children in their care.
February 27, 2014
Advocates for child health have offered several guidelines for preschools and childcare providers designed to promote activity and good nutrition.
May 09, 2013
Medication instead of behavior therapy is being used as a first-line treatment, according to a recent survey.