Study Shows Americans Agree: Poor Child Well-Being is a Top Issue

Recently the Public Religion Research Institute (PRRI) released national survey results on perspectives of Americans on child and family well-being in the U.S., with...

With 13 Million US Kids in Poverty, We Can Do Better

Today, the U.S. Census Bureau released its annual data on children living in poverty in the U.S. and it confirms three things that we...

The Exterminator

I am no longer surprised. The presentations are varied. ‘‘I think I have wax in my ear.’’ ‘‘He keeps tugging at his ear.’’ ‘‘I...

Increasing the Minimum Wage is Good for Child Well-Being

A new study from researchers at Indiana University finds that raising the minimum wage by $1 per hour would lead to a substantial decrease...

Building Confidence One Backpack at a Time

Starting the year off right can be as simple as having a pair of confidence-boosting sneakers or a backpack full of brand-new pencils, pens,...

Parents Locked Up, Kids Left Out: Who Really Suffers?

The American criminal justice system has created a culture of mass incarceration. As of 2015, the U.S. incarceration rate (698 per 100,000 people) was the...

Doctor’s Diagnosis: GOP Health Plan Hurts Poor Kids, Families

It’s a rainy weekday morning in North Philadelphia, and once again, as I have been doing for the last 15 years, I sign on...

How Childhood Trauma can Affect Mental and Physical Health into Adulthood

For millions of children in the U.S., poverty, neglect or abuse is a reality of everyday life, though these struggles are often hidden from...

Parental Smoking Linked to Childhood Cancer

Parents’ smoking habits could contribute to the most common form of childhood cancer, according to a new study. A new study by researchers in California...

Healthy Children Are NOT Hungry Children: Everyone Can Help

Everything seems fine as I review the chart.  My 10:15 a.m. patient is a toddler who has no medical problems and is growing well....

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