More than 1 in 5 children – 16.1 million – were poor in 2012, according to U.S. Census data released today.
Several studies have documented earlier onset of puberty in girls over the past few decades.
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) is very grateful to individual members and friends for support of programs and activities which impact on the health of children and add significant value to the pediatric profession.
Newspaper articles, TV shows and books are filled with horror stories of children placed in foster care.
Food insecurity and lack of stable housing are factors known to increase maternal stress. But a study in the August 2013 issue of Pediatrics, “Diaper Need and Its Impact on Child Health,” points to another stressor – an inadequate supply of diapers.