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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!

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...
August 17, 2016
Sad teen
Mental health concerns loom large in this year’s Top 10 list with adults expressing concern about depression, suicide, and stress as “big problems” as well as school violence, bullying, drug abuse, and obesity that reflect underlying...
August 12, 2016
Top 10
This year marks the 10th annual release of the NPCH Top 10 Report. Will bullying and obesity stay at the top of the list? The results of the 2016 Top 10 survey will be published next week! (1 Comment)
August 11, 2016
Parents with baby
August is National Immunization Awareness Month, which is dedicated to raise awareness about the importance of vaccination. A point of emphasis is the protection of infants through vaccination of pregnant women.