- Report: Idaho reaches highest recorded deaths Updated: May-29-15 5:29 pm
BOISE, Idaho - Idaho saw the highest number of deaths in 2013 throughout the state since record-keeping began, with cancer barely squeezing out heart disease as the No. 1 cause of death, according to the state Department of Health and Welfare.
- Teen births down but remain a stubborn problem in New Mexico Updated: May-29-15 2:35 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - New Mexico has a stubborn problem: its persistent ranking at or near the top in the nation when it comes to teen pregnancies.
- Panel backs bill aimed at boosting Maine vaccination rates Updated: May-22-15 3:01 pm
AUGUSTA, Maine - A Maine legislative committee endorsed a bill Friday that seeks to bolster vaccination rates among schoolchildren but lawmakers balked at an effort to prohibit parents from using the philosophical exemption to send their unvaccinated kids to school.
- Study: Vitamin B3 may help prevent certain skin cancers Updated: May-13-15 5:18 pm
For the first time, a large study suggests that a vitamin might modestly lower the risk of the most common types of skin cancer in people with a history of these relatively harmless yet troublesome growths.
- Nebraska has fifth-highest birth rate in the nation Updated: May-10-15 5:52 pm
OMAHA, Nebraska - Nebraska has the fifth-highest birth rate in the nation.
- Among Hispanics, Puerto Ricans seem to have worst health Updated: May-05-15 2:20 pm
NEW YORK - Among Hispanic groups in the United States, Puerto Ricans appear to have the worst health, according to a government report released Tuesday.
- Indiana set to start grant program to reduce infant deaths Updated: May-05-15 3:49 am
INDIANAPOLIS - A new state grant program aimed at trying to reduce Indiana's infant mortality rate is set to start this summer.
- Minnesota infant deaths reflect racial gap Updated: Apr-30-15 3:29 pm
ST. PAUL, Minnesota - A new report from Minnesota health officials says babies born to black mothers are more than twice as likely to die in infancy as children born to white mothers, giving the state one of the widest infant mortality gaps in the nation.