Massachusetts may boast some of the country’s highest rents and property taxes, (not to mention a serious lack of public parking in Boston), but if you’re raising a family you’ll be hard-pressed to find a better place to live.
According to the 2012 Kids Count Data Book, released by the Annie E. Casey Foundation, Massachusetts is the second-best state in America for child well-being. The national study took into account health, education, community and economic factors when compiling the rankings.
The announcement comes hot on the heels of a recent Parenting Magazine poll thatgave Boston top honors in its annual “Best Cities for Families” list. The recognition from Parenting hit extra close to home for all of us here at Boston Children’s Hospital, because our hospital was specifically cited as one of the main reasons Boston is a parenting Eden: …
WCVB-TV Channel 5 speaks with Lois Lee, MD, MPH, about ATV-related injuries in kids and a bill that would regulate ATV use by anyone under the age of 14.
Birthrates fell in 2008, and the recession is being blamed.A report from the National Center for Health Statistics showed that the national birth rate dropped 2 percent in 2008 from figures for ’07 and some experts think the economy may have played a part.
Two insurers to resume sales with old rates. The Boston Globe reports that Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Massachusetts and Tufts Health Plan said they will, as ordered, resume making new policies available for individuals and small businesses.
Hospitals are taking caution when giving blood thinner to infants. After a recent infant death in a hospital in Nebraska involving the blood thinner Heparin, many hospitals are changing procedure for how the drug is administered to infants, and how its effects are monitored.
Children’s Isaac Kohane, MD, PhD, and Kenneth Mandl, MD, MPH, of the Children’s Hospital Informatics Program will lead the efforts of a $15 million grant recently announced from the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) in the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to support research and development of a new health care information technology infrastructure.