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....

Study Shows Childhood Emotional Abuse Linked to PTSD and Opioid Abuse...

Children who experience emotional abuse are more likely to struggle with post-traumatic stress and opioid misuse as adults, according to a new study by...

Children’s Bill of Rights Fight in California Holds Significance for Nation

A Children’s Bill of Rights measure is slowly weaving its way into the California legislature, sparking heated discussions between those who see it as...

Kids and Politics in the Year of Disruption

Can self-interest align with group interests to create a better world for kids? This was one of the larger questions that guided a recent...

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