Category Archives: pediatrics

New Pediatric Palliative Care Campaign Helps Seriously Ill Children and Families Cope

Sadly, palliative care isn’t just for the elderly. Families of children diagnosed with serious illnesses can benefit from conversations with their medical providers, and information on supportive resources. But as hard a topic it is to discuss concerning adults, it’s … finish reading New Pediatric Palliative Care Campaign Helps Seriously Ill Children and Families Cope

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23 States Receive Over $307 Million in Bonuses for Enrolling Children in Health Coverage

Twenty-three states received over $307 million in bonuses for improving access to children’s health coverage and successfully enrolling low income, eligible children in Medicaid, according to CMS officials. The Children’s Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2009 (CHIPRA) authorized the … finish reading 23 States Receive Over $307 Million in Bonuses for Enrolling Children in Health Coverage

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Telemedicine Reduces Pediatric Medication Errors in Rural EDs

Telemedicine consultations with pediatric specialists can improve the quality of care and reduce the number of drug errors in rural settings, according to a study from UC Davis Medical Center. Rural physicians face distinct disadvantages when providing critical care for … finish reading Telemedicine Reduces Pediatric Medication Errors in Rural EDs

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