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COVID-19 has resulted in low utilization rates for children’s services

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has released new data that shows children in Medicaid and on the Children’s Health Insurance Program have low rates of vaccination, primary and preventive services. “The results of our analysis are startling,” CMS Administrator Seema Verma said during a press call Wednesday. What’s needed to solve the problem… Read More »

Face-covering use up, more people are taking COVID-19 threats seriously, study finds

A new National Science Foundation-funded survey of six states has found that during the past two months, more people are wearing masks, vaccine uncertainty is on the rise, and many people are overestimating their risk of becoming seriously ill and dying from COVID-19. The results are in a new report published this month by the… Read More »

Prenatal Pot Use Impacts Kid’s Future Mental Health

By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Sept. 23, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Expectant mothers who smoke pot in pregnancy could increase their baby’s risk for mental or emotional problems later in childhood, a new study finds. Marijuana use during pregnancy was associated with a host of problems in the preteen years, researchers report. Children exposed… Read More »