- 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.
- Lawmakers seek to expand services at youth detention center Updated: Aug-17-15 4:49 pm
MANCHESTER, New Hampshire - Lawmakers are considering expanding the state's juvenile delinquents center in Manchester to provide substance abuse and mental health treatment for teenagers not sent there by the court system as part of an effort to better use the sprawling space.
- Health officials say they won't change HPV vaccine mandate Updated: Aug-17-15 4:22 pm
PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island - State health officials say there are no plans to change a new requirement that middle school students in Rhode Island get the HPV vaccine even though some parents, and now some lawmakers, have expressed concerns.
- 10-year-old returns to school since cancer relapse in 2013 Updated: Aug-16-15 2:00 pm
DOTHAN, Alabama - In a scene likely to play out in living rooms around the Wiregrass last week, Alicia Lokey helped her son Conner straighten his hair and ensured that his belt was on correctly as he prepared for his first day of school.
- Health Department urges HPV vaccine for girls and boys Updated: Aug-16-15 8:34 am
BURLINGTON, Vermont - The Vermont Department of Health says not enough Vermont teens are fully vaccinated against human papilloma virus - a sexually transmitted disease that can lead to cancer later.
- 2-year-old cancer patient gets big welcome home Updated: Aug-16-15 8:07 am
WAILUKU, Hawaii - Nearly nine months ago, Trucker Dukes was flown off-island to undergo cancer treatment with a 30 percent chance of survival.
- Chapel Hill scouts near end of 3,900-mile cancer bike trek Updated: Aug-15-15 6:13 am
WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH, North Carolina - Seven high school students from Chapel Hill are nearing the finish of their coast-to-coast bicycle trek to draw attention to the deadly threat that teens face from cancer.
- Maine court: State can vaccinate child over mother's wishes Updated: Aug-14-15 1:46 pm
AUGUSTA, Maine - Maine's highest court says that the state can have a child in its custody vaccinated over the parent's objections.
- First lady's healthy kids director understands good eating Updated: Aug-13-15 7:02 pm
WASHINGTON - The new director of Michelle Obama's initiative against childhood obesity knows firsthand the benefits of healthy eating.
- Judge: New Jersey teen can't use medical marijuana at school Updated: Aug-11-15 5:41 pm
TRENTON, New Jersey - A state judge has ruled that a southern New Jersey teenager cannot use medical marijuana in school to help control her seizure disorder.
- Kids with cancer get futuristic chance at saving fertility Updated: Aug-11-15 4:32 pm
CHICAGO - Barely 2 years old, Talia Pisano is getting tough treatment for kidney cancer that spread to her brain. She's also getting a chance at having babies of her own someday.
- Novavax: Early study indicates its vaccine effective vs. RSV Updated: Aug-10-15 6:09 pm
TRENTON, New Jersey - Early research in older adults found an experimental vaccine prevented nearly two-thirds of serious cases of a common, seasonal respiratory virus that annually kills thousands of vulnerable Americans - babies and senior citizens.
- Health department reminds of vaccines before school start Updated: Aug-10-15 1:20 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY - State health officials say it's time for students to get all their recommended vaccines before they return to school.