Medicaid for all… children? Senator Bob Casey of Pennsylvania wants to make it happen

Sen. Bob Casey, a Democrat from Pennsylvania, introduced legislation to enroll all children in Medicaid.

Every child born in America would be automatically enrolled in Medicaid, a publicly funded health care program for low-income families, under a new bill introduced in the US Senate. Children are currently eligible for Medicaid if their family income is 133% of the federal poverty level, or about $39,900 a year for a family of … Read more

More than 7,600 children were poisoned by prescription Adderall in 2021, a 300% increase over the past two decades

The graph shows the annual rate of medication errors, such as taking the wrong dose or taking the wrong medication, over two decades.  The sharpest increase was recorded by young men

The explosion in prescriptions for ADHD drugs has led to a 300 percent increase in children’s risk of overdosing. About 20 to 3.3 million children age 19 and younger have a prescription for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder. The researchers noted a sharp increase in reports of poisonings, from about 1,900 in 2000 to 7,600 in 2021, due … Read more

Do children really need vitamins? Here’s what parents need to know.

Do children really need vitamins?  Here's what parents need to know.

Photo illustration. Victoria Ellis for Yahoo News; Photos: Getty Images For decades, parents have urged kids to take a Flintstones Chewable Multivitamin every day, who? help fill nutritional gaps in their diet. Data shows that more than one-third of children in the United States take nutritional supplements. Although the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) does … Read more