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Alarming Surge of Pediatric RSV

Respiratory syncytial virus, or RSV, a common flu-like symptoms, is infecting very young children in large numbers

History, Culture Inform Asian American Perspectives on Gun Control

Discussions around gun control legislation too often leave out the voice of immigrant communities that are increasingly being targeted in mass shootings.

Struggling to Survive: Covid-19’s Impact on Youth Mental Health

Teen suicide and depression rates are as alarming as deaths from the virus, but few resources are available to address this shadow of the pandemic.

Millions of Kids Would Lose Health Care if Covid-19 Emergency Coverage Ends

The program's expiration will mean 80 million people—including 37 million children—will need to have their Medicaid eligibility verified.

Supreme Court Ban on Abortions Will Disproportionately Harm Communities of Color

Almost 2/3 of women seeking abortions come from communities of color, a data point often overlooked in conversations around a woman’s right to choose.

Bay Area Pediatrician Tackles Myths and Misconceptions About Covid-19 Vaccines

Dr. Jennifer Miller spends a good part of every day dispelling the many myths and misconceptions that continue to prevent families from getting vaccinated.

A Woman’s Choice Not to Publish

For India Currents publisher Vandana Kumar, the leaked SCOTUS opinion brought back memories of an earlier experience involving a woman’s right to choose.

Alito Opinion Could Usher in New Jane Crow Era

The likely undoing of Roe v. Wade has grave consequences for reproductive care. But Alito’s 98-page opinion shows other hard-won rights are imperiled.

Experts Await Data on Moderna’s Vaccine for Kids; Criticize Lifting of Mask Mandates

Experts say now is the time to educate families on the importance of vaccines for younger children.

California Health Officials Call for Older Adults to Stay Vaccinated, Rejoin Their Communities

The re-opening of adult day centers in California combined with the availability of vaccines is allowing older adults to come out of isolation.

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