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Preschoolers found to be inactive - amid rising obesity epidemic

Preschoolers found to be inactive - amid rising obesity epidemic

Short coverage lapses limit children's access to health care services

Short coverage lapses limit children's access to health care services

Early childhood stress has long-term implications

Early childhood stress has long-term implications

Healthcare among public's top priorities for economic stimulus

Healthcare among public's top priorities for economic stimulus

Breakthrough in treating premature babies at risk of developmental disorders

Breakthrough in treating premature babies at risk of developmental disorders

Growing body of evidence supports the value of child health insurance

Growing body of evidence supports the value of child health insurance

Need another reason to add "Quit Smoking" to your New Year's resolutions list?

Need another reason to add "Quit Smoking" to your New Year's resolutions list?

Family rejection of lesbian, gay and bisexual children linked to poor health in early childhood

Family rejection of lesbian, gay and bisexual children linked to poor health in early childhood

90% of overweight children may not be properly diagnosed

90% of overweight children may not be properly diagnosed

Death rates in hospital highest for infants, and children without insurance

Death rates in hospital highest for infants, and children without insurance

Unstable housing linked to child hunger and poor health

Unstable housing linked to child hunger and poor health

Children of farm workers less likely to have health cover

Children of farm workers less likely to have health cover

Obese women who undergo bariatric surgery decrease pregnancy-related health complications

Obese women who undergo bariatric surgery decrease pregnancy-related health complications

Performance-enhancing drug use by high school athletes

Performance-enhancing drug use by high school athletes

25% of U.S. kids received no dental care in at least one year

25% of U.S. kids received no dental care in at least one year

2 million children with insured parents are uninsured in the U.S.

2 million children with insured parents are uninsured in the U.S.

Contaminants in human milk

Contaminants in human milk

Cumulative spending on Medicaid benefits projected to reach $4.9 trillion over 10 years

Cumulative spending on Medicaid benefits projected to reach $4.9 trillion over 10 years

Voters pick Obama to tackle nation's health care problems

Voters pick Obama to tackle nation's health care problems

States see rising enrollment in Medicaid as economy falters

States see rising enrollment in Medicaid as economy falters