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Radio Rookies: Sickle Cell Anemia

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Bree Person, Radio Rookie, talks about having sickle cell anemia and what the diagnosis means for her and her family. Pediatrician Suzette Oyeku also joins us to explain what sickle cell is, and what developments in treatment mean for those who have the inherited blood disorder.

Dr. Oyeku is a pediatrician at the Children's Hospital at Montefiore and on the faculty of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine at Yeshiva University, and serves as project director for the Working to Improve Sickle Cell Healthcare program at the National Initiative for Children’s Healthcare Quality.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

What About the Children?

Friday, November 02, 2012

Irwin Redlener, president and co-founder of the Children's Health Fund and director of the National Center for Disaster Preparedness, and Geoffrey Canada, founder of Harlem Children’s Zone, talk about their concern that children living in poverty has not gotten attention during the presidential campaign.

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The Takeaway

Syrian Conflict Taking Heavy Toll on Children

Monday, July 23, 2012

Clashes continued across Syria over the weekend. As the conflict drags on, the toll of war is increasingly carried by Syria’s youngest citizens.

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Baby-Friendly New Jersey

Tuesday, June 05, 2012

New Jersey health commissioner Mary O'Dowd talks about a UNICEF initiative that designated two NJ hospitals "baby-friendly" and her own efforts to increase breastfeeding rates.

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The Takeaway

Rate of Autism Diagnoses Rises Dramatically

Friday, March 30, 2012

New numbers released by Centers for Disease Control reveal that the number of children who have been diagnosed with autism has nearly doubled since 2002. Susan Hyman, chairperson of the Autism Subcommittee of the American Academy of Pediatrics; Dr. Perri Klass, pediatrician and professor of Journalism and Pediatrics at New York University; and Benedict Carey, science writer for our partner The New York Times, take a closer look at what's behind the numbers.

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