- Study: Half of jailed NYC youths have brain injury Updated: Apr-18-14 3:17 pm
- Late sign-ups improve outlook for Obama health law Updated: Apr-18-14 3:22 am
- Kansas to mandate some health coverage on autism Updated: Apr-16-14 4:14 pm
- Nebraska boy gets his wish: skydiving in Colorado Updated: Apr-15-14 10:07 pm
- Missing autistic teen in NW Ohio found safe Updated: Apr-15-14 9:40 pm
- Proposal calls for new strategies on autism Updated: Apr-14-14 4:32 pm
- Fire could close down cancer camp for children Updated: Apr-14-14 8:49 am
- Many W.Va. schools already meet breakfast mandate Updated: Apr-13-14 1:04 pm
- Volunteers give ill boy dream bedroom makeover Updated: Apr-13-14 11:06 am
- Quinn promotes autism awareness at Brookfield Zoo Updated: Apr-13-14 5:04 am
- Boy's Husker TD run raises money for research Updated: Apr-12-14 6:28 pm
- Diaper shortages create hardship, health problems Updated: Apr-12-14 12:53 pm
- Early literacy bill defines dyslexia for 1st time Updated: Apr-12-14 10:19 am
- May bike ride to benefit programs for Tulsa kids Updated: Apr-11-14 3:28 am
- Georgia governor backs medical marijuana trials Updated: Apr-10-14 2:52 pm
- Medicaid enrollment rises 8 percent in Florida Updated: Apr-10-14 1:53 pm
- Report: More Utah kids have health insurance Updated: Apr-10-14 1:24 pm
- Iraq scrambles to fight polio surge amid conflict Updated: Apr-10-14 12:13 pm
- Report: More NY children have health insurance Updated: Apr-10-14 3:04 am
- Hawaii gets poor grade for children's oral health Updated: Apr-09-14 2:05 pm
- Nebraska bill to require autism coverage advances Updated: Apr-09-14 1:42 pm
- Miss. network set for child medical, mental needs Updated: Apr-08-14 1:44 pm
- Teen meets Globetrotter after 2 amazing shots Updated: Apr-08-14 10:01 am
- Chili's nixes autism event after backlash Updated: Apr-07-14 4:19 pm
- Vermont recognizing nutrition program anniversary Updated: Apr-07-14 10:49 am
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.
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.
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.
LONE TREE, Colorado - Eight-year-old Max Vertin has a disease that is weakening his muscles, but not his imagination.
TIFFIN, Ohio - The mother of a northwest Ohio autistic teen who had been missing since Sunday says her son has been found safe.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
ST. LOUIS - Disposable diaper shortages among needy families are harming infants and their parents, according to health care providers and advocates for the poor.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
LINCOLN, Nebraska - A measure requiring insurance companies to offer coverage for autism therapy moved forward Wednesday in the Nebraska Legislature.
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.
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.
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.
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.