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Latest News on Child Health

Living with Juvenile Arthritis
Jul 24, 2014

July is Juvenile Arthritis Awareness Month. We asked Meghan Winkleman, an adult living with Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis, to share her experience with the Speak Now for Kids community. Science has found the earliest we can recall memories is around 3½ years old. I was diagnosed with Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis (JRA) at 2 ½. I...

A Parent’s View: The Importance of Children’s Hospitals
Jul 22, 2014

The first time Boston Children’s Hospital saved my son’s life, he was 21 hours old. It wasn’t a surprise -- Joey had been diagnosed in utero with both a ventricular septal defect (VSD), a hole between the right and left sides of his heart, and a duodenal stenosis, where a...

Latest Forums on Children's Health

Question about the Health Insurance Exchange
Feb 05, 2014

I am shopping for a private insurance plan in the new health insurance Exchange (also known as “marketplace”). What are the top three things I should consider as I shop for a plan?

My child is overweight
Jan 27, 2014

My child is overweight and I’m not sure where to go. Should I take him to the pediatrician or should we go see a specialist?