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Intensive home-visits by physical, occupational and speech therapists have been "a lifesaver," for little Haylee Crouse, her mom Amanda (left) told Shots. Haylee, who is now 2, developed seizures and physical and intellectual disabilities after contracting meningitis when she was 8 days old. Wade Goodwyn/NPR hide caption

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Cuts In Texas Medicaid Hit Rural Kids With Disabilities Especially Hard

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What Makes For Quality Child Care? It Depends Whom You Ask

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Children can encounter lead in contaminated soil, paint, water and dust. Vladimir Popovic/Getty Images hide caption

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Pediatricians Call For More Testing And Tighter Rules On Lead Exposure

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