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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...
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...
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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.
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.