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Chronic health conditions increasing in children, study finds
Los Angeles Times - Shari Roan

More than a quarter of all U.S. children have a chronic health condition, new research suggests, a significant increase from the rate seen in earlier decades and a statistic that looms large for the nation’s efforts to subdue rising healthcare costs. But the report doesn’t suggest that children are less healthy. The comprehensive look at children from 1988 through 2006 also revealed that health conditions themselves have changed.

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