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Military families are concerned they could lose medical help for their autistic children because of planned spending cuts at the Pentagon. As part of an effort to reduce its health care costs, the Pentagon is planning to slash payments in half to providers who work with...

source: The Hill

On June 1, 1996, the Children's Defense Fund (CDF) convened with more than 3,000 co-sponsoring organizations, including the NAACP, for the largest rally for children in our nation's history. More than 200,000 parents, grandparents, child advocates, religious leaders and...

source: New Pittsburgh Courier

For mothers who continue to breast-feed their children beyond the age of 1 consider their child's physical and social development to be more important than the advice of health care professionals, family and friends.

source: Science World Report

When parents take a sick or injured child to the doctor or emergency room, they often expect tests to be done and treatments given. So if the physician sends them on their way with the reassurance that their child will get better...

source: Medical News Today

Many patients with cancer experience low blood counts, which causes weakness and fatigue. Researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden and colleagues from China and the U.K. have discovered how a tumor affects a patient's blood count and bone marrow characteristics.

source: Karolinska Institutet via Medical Xpress

For more than two months, health officials have been struggling to understand the size of a national wave of severe respiratory illnesses caused by an unusual virus. They expect the wave to start looking a whole lot bigger. But that's because a new test will be speeding...

source: The Associated Press via Fort Wayne Journal Gazette


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