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Latest News on Child Health

August is SMA Awareness Month
Aug 27, 2015

Spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) is a disease that robs people of physical strength by affecting the motor nerve cells in the spinal cord, taking away the ability to walk, eat, or breathe. The most severe form of the disease—SMA type I—is also the most common, making SMA the leading genetic...

Pediatrician Remembers Measles Patients at Louisville General in the 1960s
Aug 12, 2015

In recognition of National Immunization Awareness Month, Speak Now for Kids will be sharing articles from Medicine Before Vaccines, a new series from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). By: Olson Huff, MD, FAAP In 1962, during my senior year in medical school, I worked at the evening clinic at...

Top Issues in Children’s Health

ACE Kids Act

The Advancing Care for Exceptional Kids Act of 2014 (ACE Kids Act) is a proposal to improve how care is delivered to America’s children with complex medical conditions on Medicaid.

The Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP)

CHIP provides free or low-cost health coverage to more than eight million children in families that earn too much money to qualify for Medicaid.