Under the current statute, kids are tested for lead only if they’re on certain government programs or live in older buildings. That leaves many other California children at risk, lawmaker says.
Un nuevo estudio en California revela que los padres latinos que sólo hablan español son menos propensos a reportar buenas experiencias con los médicos de sus hijos que los que hablan inglés.
Kern and Fresno counties, in the Central Valley, have the highest rates of congenital syphilis. Health officials think the surge is due to lack of prenatal care, drug use, risky sex and lack of awareness.
Latino parents who speak only Spanish are less likely to report having satisfactory experiences with their children’s doctors than Latino parents who speak English, a new California study shows.
The screenings with an electrocardiograms are often set up after a tragic death of a local athlete, but researchers say there is no evidence that they prevent deaths and may lead to false alarms and further unnecessary testing.
The woman set to run the federal Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services told senators last week that maternity coverage should be optional in individual and small group plans. But other services could also be left on the cutting room floor.
Newborn sleep is a valuable commodity.
Because of the fears about devastating birth defects, carrying a child to term can be daunting for women in the commonwealth.
Researcher says the reliance on public programs is a lesson for lawmakers who will be considering renewing CHIP next year.
Más de 138.000 niños ya han sido inscriptos en los programas de salud médica y dental gratuitos de California. Ana B. Ibarra, reportera de KHN, habla sobre éste y otros temas en Radio Bilingüe.