Once-fatal childhood diseases, like cystic fibrosis, congenital heart disease and sickle cell anemia, now can be survived into adulthood. But when those patients become too old to see pediatricians, it can be difficult for them to find physicians familiar with their conditions.
The failure of a University of Washington clinic to inform a pregnant woman in a timely fashion that she had tested positive for Zika follows other reports of botched or delayed tests in the U.S. since the outbreak of the virus in 2015.
An analysis by the Environmental Defense Fund found lead more commonly in baby food than in other food. Lead was often present in fruit juice, though the research did not measure the level of contamination.
Lo primero que hizo María Ríos cuando nació su beba es chequear el tamaño de su cabeza. Fue entonces cuando supo que sus miedos se habían hecho realidad: la niña había nacido con microcefalia, una consecuencia del zika.
The state ranks near the top in children’s health but near the bottom in terms of their overall economic well-being, according to a study released Tuesday.
So far, 72 affected babies have been born in the continental U.S. One young mother, infected in Mexico last year, and her infant face an uncertain future in rural Washington.
States like California, which substantially expanded Medicaid coverage to children and adults in rural counties and small towns, would be most affected.
Las infecciones adquiridas en hospitales son un problema grave y a menudo se responsabiliza a las manos sucias de los trabajadores de salud. Una experiencia en California mostró una eficaz, aunque controversial forma, de prevenir la diseminación de gérmenes.
Health care workers and families are trying new ways of greeting people in two neonatal intensive care units at UCLA, hoping to reduce infections and protect fragile babies.
Two legislative committees this week approved the use of state money for the expansion of California’s Medicaid program to unauthorized immigrants up to age 26. What’s uncertain is whether the full legislature and Gov. Jerry Brown will approve the plan.