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The Pulse

Welcome to The Pulse, the blog of the National Poll on Children’s Health! We keep our finger on the public’s pulse when it comes to perceptions and priorities about major health issues for children. The Pulse is a place where you can find information on important child health topics and issues in-between our monthly reports – for an even more up-to-date reflection on kids’ health today. We look forward to exploring children’s health and health policy with you!

October 13, 2016
While there are a variety of policy issues to consider when choosing a candidate, many US adults say that a candidate's position on child health issues can affect how they vote.
October 6, 2016
Although many states have laws requiring bullying policies in schools, defining bullying and determining the appropriate response to bullying can be challenging for schools.
September 29, 2016
Young girl receiving flu shot
Each year, dozens of US children die from influenza-related illness. With flu season fast approaching, it's time to think about vaccination.
September 23, 2016
Teens learning CPR
In our latest NPCH Report, we asked parents of children in middle or high school about their preferences for health education in school.
September 22, 2016
Mom taking photo of daughter
In the first of what may be many similar cases, an 18-year-old in Austria has sued her parents claiming they violated her privacy by posting embarrassing childhood photos of her on Facebook.
September 16, 2016
Teens raising their hand in class
We asked parents of children in middle or high school about their preferences for health education in school.
September 15, 2016
Preschool children listening to their teacher
September is National Preparedness Month, a reminder to think whether you are prepared for an emergency situation.
September 8, 2016
Parents with baby
Sudden unexpected infant deaths due to unsafe sleep settings are a leading cause of preventable death for babies under the age of 1. Risk factors include putting babies to sleep on their stomachs or sides and parents falling asleep with...
September 1, 2016
Teen with pillow and alarm clock
In response to a recent statement from the American Academy of Pediatrics, many school districts have begun reevaluating their starting times to allow teens to have sufficient hours for sleep.
August 25, 2016
Mental health concerns often are identified during visits with pediatricians and other primary care providers. Providers ask certain questions about behavior and emotions, targeted to the child’s age, but also rely on parents to identify...