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Study: Medicaid makes 'big difference' in lives
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As high-level budget talks drag on in Washington, the Medicaid program for the poor remains a prime candidate for cuts. In recent months, Republicans have criticized Medicaid for badly serving its target population. But a new study — the first of its kind in nearly four decades — finds that Medicaid is making a bigger impact than even some of its supporters may have realized. More

Centennial Medical Center's Community Outreach Includes Prevention, Protection and Play

“Play is a great way for children to get moving and to take their minds off any health issues they may be facing,” says Kimberly Ulibarri, Manager of Marketing and Volunteers, Centennial Medical Center. 


Webinar: The role of psychologists in weight management
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Join the NACHRI Child Advocacy team on July 21 at 2 p.m. EDT for the next episode in our childhood obesity webinar series, looking at the role psychologists play in weight management programs. The webinar will feature Jane Gray, Ph.D., director of psychology at Dell Children's Medical Center, Wendy L. Ward-Begnoche, Ph.D., director of psychology training at Arkansas Children's Hospital, and Elizabeth Getzoff Testa, Ph.D., director of psychology services at Mt. Washington Pediatric Hospital. More

NACHRI member discounts for SHSMD11
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NACHRI members: will you be attending the Society for Healthcare Strategy and Market Development conference in Phoenix, Sept. 14-17? We've worked with SHSMD to secure a registration discount for you. Just enter the PROMO CODE "NACHRI11" on the second page of the registration form. And look for NACHRI to have an expanded presence at the conference this fall. More


Medicaid payments go under the knife
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To curb rising Medicaid costs, about a dozen states are starting a new budget year by reducing payments to doctors, hospitals and other health care providers that treat the poor. Some health care experts say the cuts, most of which went into effect July 1 or will later this month, could add to a shortage of physicians and other providers participating in Medicaid. More

Sheridan Children's - Here We Grow!

Established in 1982, Sheridan Children’s Healthcare Services, Inc. specializes in acute inpatient care and treatment of infants and children. Sheridan Children’s partners with hospitals to provide comprehensive neonatology and pediatric subspecialty programs including NICU, Healthy Hearing™, and Pediatric Hospitalist/EM services. Sheridan Children’s also offers PremiEHR™, our proprietary, web-based medical record program. MORE

Environment, not just genetics, at play in autism
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Environmental factors may play a greater role in autism than previously thought, tipping the scale away from a strict focus on genetics, two studies released this week suggest. In one, a team at Stanford University compared cases of autism in identical and fraternal twins and found that fraternal twins — who share only half of the same genes — have unusually high rates of autism, suggesting that factors other than genetics may be triggering the disease. More

Moms' diet not tied to kids' heart health: study
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A new study from West Africa suggests that supplementing pregnant women's diets with extra calories and protein doesn't protect their kids against risk factors for heart disease once they're teenagers. But researchers unconnected to the new work suggest that it might take more time for those extra prenatal calories to show up in the form of lower cholesterol and blood pressure among adult children. More

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Medical futility trend seen in neonatal deaths
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Most deaths that occur in neonatal intensive care units at U.S. hospitals are due to withdrawal of life support and the withholding of lifesaving measures, a new study reveals. More
Control Noise, Increase Speech Privacy

Meet Grace. She’s sleeping despite the noise from conversations, footfall, medical equipment, televisions and carts. Why? Because her room is equipped with sound masking technology. It increases speech privacy so she can talk comfortably with her caregivers and it controls noise, helping her get the rest she needs for recovery. MORE
Pedi-Wrap® Pediatric Arm/Leg Immobilizers

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Home Care for Special Children

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Breastfeeding may not cut risk of MS relapse
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Breastfeeding offers no protection against relapses of multiple sclerosis, a study shows. Women with MS are known to have higher relapse rates in the year following childbirth, and several studies have offered conflicting evidence about the role of breastfeeding in reducing the risk of such flare-ups. The new study, conducted at MS centers throughout Italy, shows that breastfeeding does not reduce the risk. More

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Late-talking toddlers grow out of behavioral problems
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Here's a little comforting news for parents who have kids with speech delays. Those who aren't uttering words by age 2 have no increased risk of behavioral or emotional problems when they reach elementary school. In fact, they usually outgrow any language delay on their own, according to a study published online in the journal Pediatrics. More

Emotional, behavioral issues affect many kids in foster care
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Behavioral and emotional problems are common in children who live in long-term foster care, according to new research from the University of New Hampshire. The authors looked at a nationally representative sample of children placed in out-of-home care between July 1998 and February 1999. More

Parents' military deployment may harm kids' mental health
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Children with a parent on long-term military deployment in Iraq or Afghanistan are at increased risk for mental health problems, new research suggests. In the study, published in the Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, researchers examined the medical records of 307,520 U.S. children, aged 5 to 17, who had at least one parent on active duty in the U.S. Army and received outpatient care between 2003 and 2006. More

Clue to kids' early aging disease found
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People with progeria wrinkle and develop the same circulation and joint ailments as the elderly — except most of them die by age 13. Progeria affects 200-250 children worldwide, but research into the disease could offer clues on cellular function and how it affects human aging and other age-related diseases. This week, a study about a possible treatment was published in Science Translational Medicine. More

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Some pediatricians taking stand for vaccine program
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A small but growing number of parents think vaccines against childhood diseases are unsafe and are refusing or delaying shots for their children, despite the discrediting of a medical study linking vaccines and autism that stirred alarm. Ground zero in the debate is the pediatrician's office. More

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