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Health headlines: August 21

Other children’s health stories we’ve been reading:

  • Vice President Joe Biden announced that nearly $1.2 billion in grants will go towards helping hospitals and doctors utilize electronic health records. The grants, funded by the $787 billion economic stimulus plan, will be available on October 1.
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A hard look at the drinking age

Recently, LA Times Health Blog Booster Shots reported that psychiatrist Morris Chafetz, who was on the presidential commission responsible for raising the drinking age to 21, called that “the single most regrettable decision of his career”.

John Knight, MD, director of the Center for Adolescent Substance Abuse Research at Children’s Hospital Boston, offers his thoughts on the drinking age, and how parents and physicians can best approach the issue of underage drinking.

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