Tag: American Academy of Pediatrics

The Impact of Racism on Children’s Health

ImageA new statement from the American Academy of Pediatrics said clinical settings need to be a “culturally safe” place where providers are “sensitive to the racism that children and families experience.”CreditEdwin J. Torres for The New York Times This month the American Academy of Pediatrics put out its first policy statement on how racism affects […]

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Pediatricians: Black Children Suffer Significantly From Racism

Photo: iStock Surprise! Racism—that “thing” white people say doesn’t exist—has dire long-term effects on the health of black children and adolescents, according to a report released by the country’s largest group of pediatricians. The report, crafted into a first-of-its-kind policy statement from the American Academy of Pediatrics, calls racism “a socially transmitted disease passed down […]

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Drawings by Migrant Children in Texas Catch the Smithsonian’s Eye

At a Catholic respite center in McAllen, Tex., last month, three children put marker to canvas and created little works of art. The children were migrants who had recently been released from the custody of United States Customs and Border Protection, and their drawings recalled conditions at their detention facilities. All three pieces are dominated […]

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Becoming a Digital Grandparent

Emerging from a theater on a recent Sunday, I turned on my phone and found a flurry of texts from my daughter. My 2-year-old granddaughter had just smashed her thumb in a closing restaurant door. Wincing, I read on: They were headed for an urgent care clinic. They were waiting for X-rays. The thumb was […]

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Why Two Ex-Surgeons General Support the ‘Juliana 21’ Climate Lawsuit

In 2015, 21 young people from around the country and various walks of life sued the federal government over its role in creating a “dangerous climate system” that violates their right to an environment “capable of sustaining human life.” The Trump administration has sought to have the case dismissed, and on Tuesday, a three-judge panel […]

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