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posted 11/29/2018
While personal belief exemptions from vaccines were banned in California, the state saw a subsequent rise in medical exemptions. The law's language is partly to blame, a new study says.
posted 11/02/2018
A recent study finds preemies had 1.6 times the risk of being readmitted to the hospital within their first year for injuries from physical abuse and neglect.
posted 10/26/2018
Depression in fathers can hinder the development of healthy bonds between parent and child and lead to neglect. One L.A. pilot program is trying to prevent that.
posted 09/28/2018
A new California survey of pregnant and new mothers paints a bleak picture of what it’s like to be a black mother.
posted 09/11/2018
In 2015, fewer than 10 percent of new mothers were screened for depression at Cedars-Sinai in L.A. Psychologist Eynav Accortt set out to change that.
posted 08/21/2018
A new study looking at survival rates of black, Hispanic and white children finds that racial disparities for some cancers can actually be explained by socioeconomic status.
posted 03/02/2018
Whether it's screening for developmental problems or catching adverse childhood experiences early, some doctors want to make the pediatrician's office a one-stop shop.
posted 02/09/2018
Pregnant women in LA's safety net system often struggle to get adequate mental health care. The problem is made worse by the lack of psychiatrists trained to work with pregnant women.
posted 08/08/2017
A development biologist finds that the common zebrafish holds clues for how repeated exposure to stress can harm children's developing bodies and trigger a host of chronic health problems.
posted 06/19/2017
Boston-based nonprofit EMPath combines personal mentoring with brain science to equip low-income families with tools to deal with the economic and social stress that comes with poverty.

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While personal belief exemptions from vaccines were banned in California, the state saw a... more »
posted 11/29/18
A recent study finds preemies had 1.6 times the risk of being readmitted to the hospital within... more »
posted 11/02/18
Depression in fathers can hinder the development of healthy bonds between parent and child and... more »
posted 10/26/18

Lauren Whaley's Latest Comments

Posted by Lauren M. Whaley | Friday, 2018-02-16, 09:20
Hi Jeri. If your clients are in Los Angeles, they could check out the Maternal Mental Health NOW...
Posted by Lauren M. Whaley | Friday, 2018-02-16, 09:17
Thanks so much for reading, Lynn! I will flag Dr. Dossett on your comment.
Posted by Lauren M. Whaley | Thursday, 2017-08-17, 12:56
Great point about school systems, in addition to health systems, Taylor. Thanks for reading!