This population-based longitudinal cohort study compares the social functioning of low-birth-weight prematurely born adults aged 29 to 36 years with that of normal-birth-weight term controls.
This cross-sectional study using the National Survey of Children’s Health data reports important differences in preventive care, specialty care access, and cost-sharing between insurance coverage options for children of families with low to moderate incomes.
This observational study showed that school lunches brought from home were of lower nutritional quality than current National School Lunch Program guidelines.
Fung et al examine the effects of cost sharing and income level on adherence to medication regimens, visits to a physician’s office or an emergency department, and financial stress among children with asthma. See also the editorial by Carroll.
Luby and colleagues investigated whether the income-to-needs ratio experienced in early childhood impacts brain development at school age and explored the mediators of this effect. Charles A. Nelson, PhD, provided a related editorial.