Tag Archive: child

Dec
21

A 59% reduction in the use of emergency department services, at a community–cost of $700 per child

A 59% reduction in the use of emergency department services, at a community–cost of $700 per child, was found after implementation of in–home nurse visits to newborns in mid– and high–risk homes through 6 months of age as part of a community–wide public health program, Kenneth A. Dodge, PhD, of Duke University, and colleagues wrote …

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May
15

All about child sexual abuse

Sexual abuse occurs primarily in preadolescent children. It’s more often in girls. Perpetrators are usually males. They are known to the victims. Most of the complaints that are possible indicators of sexual abuse are nonspecific.