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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!

January 28, 2016
Child getting lunch at school
Since the Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act was implemented in 2012, students eat fewer calories, healthier foods in school lunches.
January 21, 2016
In our latest NPCH Report, we asked parents and their teens about limits placed on driving circumstances that can increase a teen driver's risk of a crash.
January 15, 2016
Teen Driving Restrictions
What kinds of limits do parents set on their teen drivers – and what kinds of limits do teens themselves say they have?
January 14, 2016
Girl being bullied in class by other girls
Bullying can lead to many health concerns in children and a recent study suggests that bullying can lead to mental health issues that might follow a child into adulthood.
December 31, 2015
It’s been an exciting year of research for the National Poll on Children’s Health. As 2015 comes to a close, we take a look back on some of our most popular reports from this year.
December 17, 2015
In our latest NPCH Report, we asked parents about how much they and their teen handle different aspects of their teen's healthcare.
December 11, 2015
Teen girl writing with mom
Upcoming NPCH Report: Who handles various aspects of teens' healthcare?
December 10, 2015
Families with young children should make sure they are practicing proper car seat safety before traveling this holiday season.
December 9, 2015
Frustrated teen at school
Less than one-quarter of adults perceive lots of availability of behavioral/mental health care for teen boys, even fewer perceive lots of availability of addiction/recovery services.
December 3, 2015
Sick child and mom looking at a bottle of cough syrup
Despite warning labels on over-the-counter cough and cold medications, some parents continue to give these medications to their young children.