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Stories with subject: Child and teen health
  • Study: Half of jailed NYC youths have brain injury 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 3:17 pm
  • NEW YORK - About half of all 16- to 18-year-olds coming into New York City's jails say they had a traumatic brain injury before being incarcerated, most caused by assaults, according to a new study that's the latest in a growing body of research documenting head trauma among young offenders.

  • Late sign-ups improve outlook for Obama health law 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 3:22 am
  • WASHINGTON - A surge of eleventh-hour enrollments has improved the outlook for President Barack Obama's health care law, with more people signing up overall and a much-needed spark of interest among young adults.

  • Kansas to mandate some health coverage on autism 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 4:14 pm
  • OVERLAND PARK, Kansas - Kansas will require health insurance companies to cover services for hundreds of children with autism starting next year under a bill signed into law Wednesday by Gov. Sam Brownback after a six-year fight by lawmakers and parents for at least a limited mandate.

  • Nebraska boy gets his wish: skydiving in Colorado 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 10:07 pm
  • LONE TREE, Colorado - Eight-year-old Max Vertin has a disease that is weakening his muscles, but not his imagination.

  • Missing autistic teen in NW Ohio found safe 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 9:40 pm
  • TIFFIN, Ohio - The mother of a northwest Ohio autistic teen who had been missing since Sunday says her son has been found safe.

  • Proposal calls for new strategies on autism 
    Updated: Apr-14-14 4:32 pm
  • BOSTON - A bill that would establish a state autism commission and proposes other strategies for addressing the needs of the growing number of children diagnosed with the disorder is expected to come up for a vote in the Massachusetts House of Representatives this week.

  • Fire could close down cancer camp for children 
    Updated: Apr-14-14 8:49 am
  • GREAT BEND, Kansas - A fire that destroyed a dining center in central Kansas might put an annual summer camp for children with cancer in danger.

  • Many W.Va. schools already meet breakfast mandate 
    Updated: Apr-13-14 1:04 pm
  • CHARLESTON, West Virginia - Many West Virginia public schools have changed the way they serve breakfast to students ahead of a requirement that goes into effect in September.

  • Volunteers give ill boy dream bedroom makeover 
    Updated: Apr-13-14 11:06 am
  • GREENWICH, Connecticut - Seven-year-old Zach Libow excitedly ran up and down the stairs at his Crescent Road home on a recent Saturday, checking on the progress of his new bedroom.

  • Quinn promotes autism awareness at Brookfield Zoo 
    Updated: Apr-13-14 5:04 am
  • BROOKFIELD, Illinois - Gov. Pat Quinn and U.S. Rep. Luis Gutierrez (loo-EES' goo-tee-AYRE'-ez) are promoting autism awareness.

  • Boy's Husker TD run raises money for research 
    Updated: Apr-12-14 6:28 pm
  • ATKINSON, Nebraska - Jack Hoffman, the 8-year-old cancer survivor whose touchdown run last year at the Nebraska spring football game was viewed by millions, doesn't talk much about the event that made him famous.

  • Diaper shortages create hardship, health problems 
    Updated: Apr-12-14 12:53 pm
  • ST. LOUIS - Disposable diaper shortages among needy families are harming infants and their parents, according to health care providers and advocates for the poor.

  • Early literacy bill defines dyslexia for 1st time 
    Updated: Apr-12-14 10:19 am
  • DES MOINES, Iowa - For the first time, dyslexia has been officially defined in Iowa law in an attempt to improve literacy among young students across the state.

  • May bike ride to benefit programs for Tulsa kids 
    Updated: Apr-11-14 3:28 am
  • TULSA, Oklahoma - More than 600 cyclists from across Oklahoma and the region are expected in Tulsa next month for a community bike ride benefiting health programs for area kids.

  • Georgia governor backs medical marijuana trials 
    Updated: Apr-10-14 2:52 pm
  • ATLANTA - Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal says the state and Georgia Regents University will work to help children with seizure disorders get access to a form of medical marijuana.

  • Medicaid enrollment rises 8 percent in Florida 
    Updated: Apr-10-14 1:53 pm
  • MIAMI - Florida's Republican lawmakers remain staunchly opposed to expanding Medicaid - a system they've repeatedly said is too expensive and doesn't improve health outcomes. Yet Florida's Medicaid rolls are expanding under the Affordable Care Act.

  • Report: More Utah kids have health insurance 
    Updated: Apr-10-14 1:24 pm
  • SALT LAKE CITY - A new report shows more kids in Utah have health insurance, but the trend doesn't extend to the state's Hispanic children.

  • Iraq scrambles to fight polio surge amid conflict 
    Updated: Apr-10-14 12:13 pm
  • BAGHDAD - Across parts of Iraq, medical teams in white coats and gloves again roam the streets giving children polio vaccines and marking the walls of their homes, fighting a resurgent virus once more taking advantage of the country's turmoil.

  • Report: More NY children have health insurance 
    Updated: Apr-10-14 3:04 am
  • ALBANY, New York - A new study shows continued gains in the numbers of New York children with health insurance, driven mostly by increased coverage through public programs.

  • Hawaii gets poor grade for children's oral health 
    Updated: Apr-09-14 2:05 pm
  • HONOLULU - Hawaii has more dentists per capita than any state except Massachusetts but children here have among the worst rates of tooth decay in the country.

  • Nebraska bill to require autism coverage advances 
    Updated: Apr-09-14 1:42 pm
  • LINCOLN, Nebraska - A measure requiring insurance companies to offer coverage for autism therapy moved forward Wednesday in the Nebraska Legislature.

  • Miss. network set for child medical, mental needs 
    Updated: Apr-08-14 1:44 pm
  • JACKSON, Mississippi - Mississippi officials hope that a $5 million grant will create a more seamless system to care for children's medical, mental and behavioral needs.

  • Teen meets Globetrotter after 2 amazing shots 
    Updated: Apr-08-14 10:01 am
  • LA CROSSE, Wisconsin - A Minnesota eighth-grader who sank two length-of-the-court basketball shots attracted the attention of a Harlem Globetrotter known for his own theatrics.

  • Chili's nixes autism event after backlash 
    Updated: Apr-07-14 4:19 pm
  • NEW YORK - Chili's has canceled a fundraiser for a group that states on its website that autism can be triggered by vaccinations, a position widely discredited by the medical community.

  • Vermont recognizing nutrition program anniversary 
    Updated: Apr-07-14 10:49 am
  • BURLINGTON, Vermont - Vermont, the first state in the nation to offer the Women, Infants and Children nutritional program, is celebrating the program's 40th anniversary this year.