Dec

12

2017
Parents Worry Congress Won’t Fund The Children’s Health Insurance Program

Parents Worry Congress Won’t Fund The Children’s Health Insurance Program

Enlarge this image Katherine Streeter for NPR It’s a beautiful morning in Pittsburgh, but Ariel Haughton is stressed out. She’s worried her young children’s health insurance coverage will soon lapse. “So, we’re like a low-middle-class family, right?” she says. “I’m studying. My husband’s working, and our insurance right now is 12 percent of our income — just for my husband and I. And it’s not…

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Dec

11

2017

Treating Anxiety in Children

Which child needs psychotherapy or medication: the parent-clinger, the dog-fearer or the school-avoider?


Dec

11

2017
Could Probiotics Protect Kids From A Downside Of Antibiotics?

Could Probiotics Protect Kids From A Downside Of Antibiotics?

Enlarge this image Michele Comisky of Vienna, Va., enrolled her 8-year-old son Jackson in a study to test the value of probiotics in preventing the gut distress often experienced when taking antibiotics. Rob Stein/NPR hide caption toggle caption Rob Stein/NPR It’s a typical hectic morning at Michele Comisky’s house in Vienna, Va., when she gets a knock on her front door. “Hi, how are you?”…

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Dec

10

2017
Window Blind Cords Still Pose A Deadly Risk To Children

Window Blind Cords Still Pose A Deadly Risk To Children

Enlarge this image About one child a month dies from being entangled in cords from blinds and shades, a study finds. Efforts are underway to get corded blinds off the market, but many will remain in homes. Joanne Dugan/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Joanne Dugan/Getty Images Andrea Sutton, a mom in Firestone, Colo., was trying to put her 3-year-old son Daniel down for a…

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Dec

09

2017
This Year, Consider Giving Presence Instead Of Presents

This Year, Consider Giving Presence Instead Of Presents

Enlarge this image Esther Lui for NPR During the holiday season, many of us feel pressure to find our loved ones the “perfect” gift. Why? Because gift-giving has long been considered a prime way to express love. However, recent research suggests that gestures don’t need to be large or have a hefty price tag to feel meaningful. The study, published this summer in The Journal…

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