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Doctors should screen for poverty during child-wellness visits, American Academy of Pediatrics recom
Washington Post

Pediatricians just declared war on child poverty.

For generations, a visit to the pediatrician involved the familiar tongue depressor, a stethoscope, and some vaccinations. But if a professional pediatrics organization has anything to do with it, it will soon also involve a new question: “Do you have difficulty making ends meet at the end of the month?” On Wednesday, the American Academy of Pediatrics, which represents 64,000 pediatricians, announced new recommendations to screen for poverty in a bid to reduce its health effects.