Tag Archives: Children’s

Mission Children’s Hospital Partnership with Mountain Child Advocacy Center Enhances Care for Babies and Children Who Are Victims of Neglect and Abuse

By Carolyn Comeau The safety and quality of life of Buncombe County’s babies and children are dependent on the adults around them. But sadly, over 4,000 children in Buncombe County alone experience neglect and physical or sexual abuse annually. – 1 in 5 children will experience abuse or neglect.– 50 percent of abuse victims are… Read More »

New Measures Aim to Boost Vaccine Rates for Flu and Children’s Shots

The Trump administration has announced measures intended to boost childhood vaccination rates that have sagged during the coronavirus pandemic, putting hundreds of thousands at risk of contracting serious and life-threatening diseases. The Department of Health and Human Services is giving permission to pharmacists nationwide to administer all scheduled shots to children as young as 3,… Read More »

All age groups worldwide ‘at high risk’ of drop in children’s physical activity

Emphasis on particular groups hinders efforts to address the problem of declining physical activity in children, according to a study led at the University of Strathclyde. A review of more than 50 published studies, covering a total of 22,000 children, found that children of all ages around the world are at risk from a decline… Read More »