Child participation in Medicaid, CHIP up from 2013 to 2016

(HealthDay)—From 2013 to 2016 there was an increase in children's participation in Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP), according to a report published in the August issue of Health Affairs.

Oncology & Cancer

Does health insurance status affect childhood cancer survival?

A new study examines whether insurance status may affect survival in children diagnosed with cancer. Published early online in CANCER, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society, the findings suggest largely similar ...

Attention deficit disorders

Wide treatment variances seen with ADHD drugs

(HealthDay)—There are wide variations in the use of stimulants to treat attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder at both the state and the county level, according to research published online Aug. 2 in Psychiatric Services.


Study predicts potential surge in medically-attended injuries

New research from The Center for Injury Research and Prevention at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), signals that emergency and outpatient healthcare providers may need to prepare for higher demand for treatment ...

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