A Mother’s Journey to Vaccinate Her Children

eleven years ago, Kristen O’Meara hesitated to vaccinate her newborn daughter. “I was skeptical,” O’Meara recalled. “I did a lot of anxious handshakes.” O’Meara, director of special education at a charter school in Chicago, said he began his online research with questions crafted to elicit answers that reflected his bias. “Let’s find out how dangerous …

When I was 32, I was getting ready to get married and have children. Then I

as said Erica Rimlinger After 10 years of photographing weddings, I was getting ready to drop my camera and buy a bridal bouquet for my own wedding day. I was excited to see all my family and friends at my upcoming bridal shower and I was really excited to marry my wonderful fiancee. Maybe that …

Health Insurance Coverage for Children through Medicaid and CHIP Benefits

By Sebastian Tello Trillo, University of Virginia This Research Summary is a short excerpt about interesting academic work. big idea When children have health insurance medicine or Child Health Insurance ProgramKnown as CHIP, families also benefit. that’s it I found Thanks to recent research with two health economists, Daniel S. Grossman and Barton Village. And …

Eczema and Children: What Parents Can Do to Keep Their Children Healthy

When Laura Fellows’ daughter was just 2 months old, her mother first noticed patches of hard, red, dry skin on her cheeks and back of her knees. Her skin looked inflamed and her baby couldn’t stop itching. Fortunately, she had a newborn monthly appointment scheduled in advance. During this visit, her daughter was diagnosed. atopic …

Why Children Shouldn’t Eat Added Sugar Before Age 2, According to a Study

With lisa bodnar, University of Pittsburgh Health Sciences I remember ten years ago sitting in front of my 9-month-old daughter in a highchair and trying to spoon feed her with mashed green vegetables. It didn’t matter if it was peas, green beans or anything else, because the result was the same: I put it in …

The Frictions Between Older Mothers and Their Adult Children Often Endure –

With Megan Gilligan, Iowa State University At the beginning of each new year, individuals usually makes decisions to change undesirable aspects of their lives. For some, these promises to themselves may involve trying to repair broken family relationships. Well-meaning friends and family members can also encourage estranged elderly parents or adult children to reconnect with …

Companies Deliver Sugary Drinks to Children Through Advertising

Fran Fleming-Milici, University of Connecticut Walking the beverage aisle at any grocery store will have you passing hundreds of beverages, from sodas to sports drinks. Children’s beverage aisles are also full of a wide range of products. Most parents want to buy what’s healthy for their kids, but with so many choices in the beverage …

A New, Lower Threshold for Lead Poisoning in Children Means More Children

Gabriel Filippelli, IUPUI US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, updated blood lead reference value – The level at which children aged 1-5 are considered to be exposed to high levels of lead. Since 2012, this threshold has been set at 5 micrograms of lead per deciliter of blood; children at or above this level …

Why Are Vaccine Doses Different for Infants, Children, Teens, and Adults?

By Brian Pepper, West Virginia University People are born quite helpless, they have a lot of development to do. And if you need to learn skills like learning how to walk, your immune system also needs to learn to defend against infections. As time passes, your immune system matures through different phases, such as the …