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Reforms to improve access to affordable, high quality child care

For families in the U.S., the costs of high-quality child care are exorbitant, especially for those with children under age five. A new policy proposal, "Public Investments in Child Care," by Dartmouth Associate Professor of Economics Elizabeth Cascio, finds that current federal child care tax policies are not benefiting the families most burdened by childcare costs. Therefore, Cascio outlines a new policy that could replace the current federal child care tax policies. The research examines child care for children ages 0-12 years, with a focus on 0-4 years.

Physicians Face Complexity When Managing Medical Requests from Nonpatients

A new study published in the Annals of Family Medicine has reported that researchers explored junior and senior family physicians' experiences with and attitudes toward managing medical requests from nonpatients. Senior physicians were more confident with handling medical questions from family or friends. While, junior physicians found this process more difficult, and they were more cautious about avoiding the potential consequences and pitfalls, according to the study.