Tag Archives: Children’s

HHS to distribute $1.4 billion to freestanding children’s hospitals

Close to 80 children’s hospitals will receive $ 1.4 billion in targeted aid from the Provider Relief Fund, the Department of Health and Human Services announced today. Eligible hospitals will receive 2.5% of their net revenue from patient care starting next week. The money will go to certain free-standing children’s hospitals that are not affiliated… Read More »

Stalled vaccine programmes ‘putting children’s lives at risk’

Millions of children could die from preventable disease because of severe disruptions to vaccination programmes caused by coronavirus, experts warn. At least 68 countries have been affected – with some stopping vaccination campaigns completely. The World Health Organization advised many countries to suspend vaccinations to help slow the spread of coronavirus. But now it is… Read More »

Opioid Exposure During Pregnancy, Long-Term Effects on Children’s Development

According to a recent analysis of national data by the Centers for Disease Control, the number of pregnant women with opioid use disorder (as documented at the time of delivery) more than quadrupled from 1999 through 2014.  Studies of opioid exposure in pregnancy suggest increased risk for adverse pregnancy outcomes including stillbirth, low birth weight,… Read More »