While the U.S. is meeting its goals to reduce child mortality, rural children don’t have an equal chance of living into adulthood. The problem is especially pronounced for rural children who are Black or Native American/Alaska Natives.Read More...
Pediatric mortality is declining more slowly in rural areas than urban areas, a Health Affairs report released Thursday notes. Racial and ethnic gaps also persist. Read more.
Thursday’s national celebration will be observed by organizations across the country. Events include release of the “Community Star” booklet, free online screen of “The Provider” documentary, and discussion.
Medical services that are designed to reduce pain and discomfort for the dying may also reduce the demand for more expensive treatments, a new study says.