- Boy injured in alleged beating gets hometown welcome Updated: Sep-04-15 1:05 pm
HANCOCK, Maryland - Two months after he was taken to the hospital and placed on life support due to suspected child abuse, 6-year-old Dustin Barnhart of Hancock came home this week.
- Indianapolis joins fight against childhood obesity Updated: Sep-04-15 5:06 am
INDIANAPOLIS - When it comes to combating childhood obesity, teaching kids about proper nutrition and exercise is only one part of the equation.
- New Mexico vaccination rates reach record high Updated: Sep-04-15 5:05 am
ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - New Mexico health officials say vaccination rates among toddlers reached an all-time high last year.
- Royals believe chickenpox cases limited to 2 players Updated: Sep-03-15 5:53 pm
KANSAS CITY, Missouri - The AL Central-leading Royals are confident no other players will come down with chickenpox after reliever Kelvin Herrera and left-fielder Alex Rios were diagnosed last weekend.
- UK to resume pediatric heart care services after long lapse Updated: Sep-03-15 12:16 pm
LOUISVILLE, Kentucky - Pediatric heart care services are returning to the University of Kentucky after a prolonged lapse, through a planned partnership announced Thursday between UK HealthCare and Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center.
- EXCHANGE: Schaumburg teen's dental visit changes state law Updated: Sep-03-15 6:01 am
SCHAUMBURG, Illinois - The dental difficulties of a Schaumburg teenager with autism have led to a change in Illinois law.
- Nevada gets $11M to aid children with emotional disturbances Updated: Sep-01-15 8:05 pm
CARSON CITY, Nevada - Nevada officials say an $11 million grant from the federal government could help them reduce suicide attempts and improve school performance among children with mental illnesses.
- Child health screening program expands to Greenwood schools Updated: Sep-01-15 4:50 pm
GREENWOOD, Mississippi - A hospital is expanding a health screening program for children in the Mississippi Delta, and it should reach more than 2,000 students in Greenwood and Leflore County by April.
- Florida Healthy Kids blames Obamacare for price increases Updated: Sep-01-15 4:19 pm
FORT LAUDERDALE, Florida - Florida Healthy Kids Corporation is warning that health insurance premiums will increase for thousands of kids starting next month.
- Getting kids interested in fruits, vegetables Updated: Aug-29-15 2:09 am
GREELEY, Colorado - When a farmer offered her a bag of baby carrots at the Greeley Farmers Market, 3-and-a-half-year-old Elizabeth Shaw wasn't interested. Her father, Jon, offered her a tiny, ripe tomato, but she turned her head. It wasn't until he flashed a bright orange bell pepper and knelt to the little girl's level that Elizabeth's curiosity peaked. Her big brown eyes widened and her little fingers carefully reached out toward the vegetable, as if it might bite.
- NY to require full vaccine series before kids start school Updated: Aug-28-15 4:48 pm
ALBANY, New York - New York state is changing school immunization requirements to ensure children receive their final doses of three standard vaccines before entering school.
- Ohio logs better-than-average childhood vaccination rates Updated: Aug-28-15 11:50 am
CLEVELAND - The percentage of children receiving the measles, mumps and rubella vaccine on time has increased in Ohio, and a state official said a measles outbreak might have helped raise awareness.
- About 67 percent of Washington toddlers vaccinated on time Updated: Aug-27-15 8:55 pm
OLYMPIA, Washington - State health officials say just 67 percent of Washington toddlers get all their vaccinations on time.
- Health official: States should post local vaccination info Updated: Aug-27-15 4:34 pm
NEW YORK - How many kids are vaccinated at your child's school? Federal health officials think you should be able to easily find out.
- Michigan rejects medical marijuana for severe autism Updated: Aug-27-15 3:11 pm
DETROIT - Michigan won't allow the use of medical marijuana to control the effects of severe autism, an official said Thursday, rejecting the recommendation of an advisory panel.
- Indiana health officials launch nonprofit foundation Updated: Aug-27-15 1:10 pm
INDIANAPOLIS - State officials have launched a new nonprofit foundation that Indiana lawmakers created to raise money for efforts to combat the state's high infant mortality rate and other health woes.
- Roundup of Oklahoma editorials Updated: Aug-25-15 9:05 am
Here are excerpts from recent editorials in Oklahoma newspapers:
- Former patient repays Riley Hospital with books Updated: Aug-25-15 5:07 am
FRANKLIN, Indiana - During the most difficult days of chemotherapy, radiation and surgeries to treat cancer, something as small as a picture book or a new novel can put a smile on a child's face.
- Blood drive honors Minot teen who died of cancer Updated: Aug-22-15 6:28 pm
MINOT, North Dakota - The family of a Minot teen who died of cancer earlier this year held a blood drive on Friday to complete in his honor an Eagle Scout project he had planned.
- NY targets young adults for mental health treatment Updated: Aug-22-15 8:39 am
ALBANY, New York - New York's Office of Mental Health says it's expanding a program intended to provide services and treatment to young adults, a group among whom symptoms often first emerge.
- Hospitals donate $80,000 to shaken baby prevention program Updated: Aug-20-15 7:38 pm
HELENA, Montana - Hospitals around the state are donating more than $80,000 to Healthy Mothers Healthy Babies so the organization can continue an education program aimed at preventing shaken baby injuries and deaths after a state board decided not to renew its funding.
- Montana court orders reconsideration of shaken-baby case Updated: Aug-19-15 6:17 pm
HELENA, Montana - A Missoula man convicted of shaking his 3-month-old son to death will get another chance to contest the verdict and his 40-year sentence.
- Department of Health says vaccinations not just for children Updated: Aug-19-15 2:47 am
PIERRE, South Dakota - The Department of Health is reminding South Dakotans that vaccination is important to protect adults from diseases that can cause serious health problems.
- Merck recalls chemotherapy drug over child-proof cap cracks Updated: Aug-18-15 1:28 pm
NEW YORK - Merck is recalling 276,000 bottles of a chemotherapy drug because the child-proof caps on the pill bottles may be cracked.
- State closing juvenile treatment facility at former prison Updated: Aug-18-15 9:28 am
ALTOONA, Pennsylvania - The state is closing a juvenile treatment facility on the site of a former state prison, citing a drop in the number of youth offenders.