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New Bill Seeks To Get Low-Income Students The Health Care They Deserve
"Because kids who are sick don’t perform well in school."
Another Philadelphia Child Dies After Collapsing At School With No Nurse On Duty
Massey's death brought awareness to a school nurse shortage taking place in the cash-strapped district. The district employs
Asthma Shouldn't Kill -- Every School Needs a Nurse
John H. Jackson
President and CEO, The Schott Foundation for Public Education
Trained to recognize when a student is in need of emergency care and to provide it, a health professional is a critical resource that no school should be without.
Helping Children With Asthma Often Means Thinking Outside the Box
Floyd J. Malveaux, M.D., Ph.D.
Executive VP/Executive director, Merck Childhood Asthma Networ...
For millions of children with asthma, thinking outside the box could mean the difference between staying in school and learning with friends or winding up in the emergency room.
Prevention First: A Physician's Prescription for Safer Schools
Dr. Robert K. Ross
President and CEO, The California Endowment
There are no shortage of ideas on the subject, and the debate has been robust. But I'd argue that our national conversation has been missing one essential element: a physician's focus on prevention.
Overweight Children Plagued By Physical, Social Difficulties At School
Doctors whose patients include obese children must write notes to principals asking that they be frequently excused to use
E.R. Visits: A Costly Band-Aid for Troubled Students
Deputy Mayor For Strategic Policy Initiatives, City of New York
Faced with a shortage of resources, educators are increasingly calling 911 when children act out, resulting not only in costly emergency room visits, but a failure to treat the underlying behavioral disorder.
More School Nurses To Disappear With Education Budget Cuts
The numbers are expected to drop even lower with tough budget cuts hitting schools. Are American children facing an unsafe
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