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Child Health and Safety

National Children's Charity Offers Tips, Tools To Deal With Crisis

Following the fatal shooting of dozens of students at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg and the wounding of several other people, the national children's crisis charity KidsPeace and local children cope with the aftereffects of the situation, as well as advice and perspective to the media.

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Pediatricians Say Rising Vaccine Costs Are Putting Children At Risk

The American Academy of Pediatrics is alarmed that the soaring costs of vaccines combined with lower reimbursements from insurance companies will lead to the under-immunization of the nation's children and unnecessary outbreaks of preventable diseases.

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Items of Children's Jewelry with Excess Lead Sold in Vending Machines

The Baltimore City Health Department has issued a violation notice to a business prohibiting the vending machine sale of three items of children's jewelry that were identified with a lead level in metal components above 1200 parts per million.

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