Other children’s health stories we’ve been reading:
- The Wall Street Journal and NPR Health Blog quote Jim Lock, MD, Children’s chief of Cardiology, about the challenges of getting funding to develop cardiac devices and medications for kids. Why’s it so hard? It’s all about the economics. Read how Children’s is addressing the issue.
- New TB testing guidelines from the CDC for children 2 and over from Ethiopia and China could delay overseas adoptions. Several major adoption organizations object. Should these guidelines be relaxed?
- A forthcoming study from Accident Analysis and Prevention reveals that parents and caregivers miss more than half of potential household hazards.
- Being a parent is a 24 hour job, but when is the right time to let go–even a little? Lylah Alphonse at the 36-Hour Day wonders if it’s ever okay to be a helicopter parent, while Lisa Belkin at Motherlode, preparing to send her son off to college, asks if a parent’s job is ever done.
- It’s easy for parents to worry about their college-age kids, when a new study reveals that college students are too stressed to sleep, putting themselves at risk for poor health.