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National Crisis

The People of the United States of America, and particularly the Nation’s children, are suffering from an unprecedented pandemic of chronic diseases. More American children are sick today than in any previous generation. They are suffering from a wide range of conditions: from asthma and autoimmune diseases to neurodevelopmental and mental health disorders that are...

Immune Mediated Disorder
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Immune-Mediated Disorders

Immune-mediated disorders — those involving immune activation – have soared among American children in recent decades; allergies, asthma and autoimmune diseases are all inexplicably on a sharp upward trajectory. Asthma is the most common chronic disease of childhood and, in the latter part of the 20th century, has reached epidemic proportions and continues to increase....

Mental Illness
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Mental Illness

According to the Child Mind Institute, 17.1 million American children have had or have a diagnosable mental illness.1 The CDC reports that one in five children “experience a mental disorder in a given year,” and that the Nation spends an estimated $247 billion each year treating and managing childhood mental disorders.2 The CDC reports that...

Neurodevelopmental Disorders
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Neurodevelopmental Disorders

The profound neurodevelopmental disorder called Autism Spectrum Disorder, virtually non-existent less than a century ago, has increased to one in 54 in children aged 8 years in 2016.1 In addition, the CDC reports that today more than seven million American children have been diagnosed with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), including 388,000 children aged just two to...

Health Crisis
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Pandemic of Chronic Diseases

In recent decades, American children have experienced a decline in once common childhood infections, such as measles, whooping cough and chickenpox. At the same time, a growing number of children have begun suffering from a wide range of noncommunicable, serious and often incurable illnesses, including neurodevelopmental disorders such as autism and learning disabilities, mental illnesses...

Infant Mortality
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High Infant Mortality

Notwithstanding that the United States spends more on healthcare than any country in the world, American children have poorer outcomes and are less likely to survive their first year of life than children born in many other high-income nations. On their first day of birth, American infants have the highest mortality rate of any industrialized...