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February 05, 2015

Chicago-Area Measles Outbreak Focuses Attention on Preschoolers' Vulnerability

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.

January 27, 2015

Study: Minority Low-Birth-Weight Babies Less Likely to Get Help

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

Study: Higher Birth Weight Correlates to Better School Performance

The research connected birth and school records to 1.6 million children born in Florida over a 10-year timespan.

November 26, 2014

Missouri Parent-Education Group Offers Trauma Resources for Young Children

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

Minority Babies in Oregon Face Higher Risks Than White Peers, Report Finds

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

Report: Slow Gains Made in Children's Well-Being Despite Economic Downturn

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

Reading to Children the Right Way: Pediatricians' Advice

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

Depression in Child-Care Providers Affects Children, Study Shows

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

Obesity Rate for Young Children Dropped in Past Decade, Study Finds

Advocates for child health have offered several guidelines for preschools and childcare providers designed to promote activity and good nutrition.

May 09, 2013

Specialists Sidestep Treatment Guidelines for Preschoolers with ADHD

Medication instead of behavior therapy is being used as a first-line treatment, according to a recent survey.

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