Anguished mothers with mentally ill children have sought out Liza Long for help ever since she wrote an essay, "I am Adam Lanza's Mother," comparing experiences with her son to the emotionally troubled...
Tuesday, Dec 12, 2017 at 09:06 PM EST
Families May Lose CHIP Children's Health Insurance
Officials in several states started warning families this week that funding for the popular Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) is about to run out.
The joint state-federal health plan designed to...
Tuesday, Dec 12, 2017 at 10:36 AM EST
Opioid Crisis Strains Foster System as Kids Pried From Homes
Across the U.S., soaring use of heroin and other opioids has sent tens of thousands of kids flooding into the foster care system — creating a generation of children abandoned by addicted parents, orphaned by...
Tuesday, Dec 12, 2017 at 12:32 PM EST
Holding His Son, Jimmy Kimmel Pleads for Health Care Program
Jimmy Kimmel held his baby son as he returned to his late-night show after a week off for the boy's heart surgery.
Kimmel was crying from the first moment of his monologue Monday night as he pleaded with...
Monday, Dec 11, 2017 at 04:21 PM EST
Some Glitches Seen in Deadline Week for 'Obamacare' Sign-Ups
Consumer advocates reported some glitches Monday in the final days for "Obamacare" sign-ups, although the Trump administration largely seemed to be keeping its promise of a smooth enrollment experience.
Monday, Dec 11, 2017 at 01:44 PM EST
Deaths From Window Blinds Show Need for Cord Ban, Study Says
Children's injuries and deaths from window blinds have not stalled despite decades of safety concerns, according to a new U.S. study that recommends a complete ban on blinds with cords.
Nearly 17,000 young...
Alex Crotty was just 11 when things started feeling wrong.
“I didn't feel unloved. I just felt numb to the world. Like, I was surrounded by great things, but just I couldn't be happy. And I didn't know why that...
Friday, Dec 8, 2017 at 01:32 PM EST
Images Reveal Woman's Eye Damage From Staring at Eclipse
A New York woman suffered from blurred vision and permanent dark spots after staring directly into the solar eclipse in August, according to a case study released Thursday.
The woman, identified by CNN as...
Friday, Dec 8, 2017 at 01:11 PM EST
US Flu Season Off to an Early Start; Widespread in 7 States
This year's flu season is off to a quick start and so far it seems to be dominated by a nasty bug.
Health officials say the flu vaccine seems well matched to the viruses making people sick, but it's too...
Friday, Dec 8, 2017 at 09:42 AM EST
Blood Test May Help Predict Which Breast Cancers Will Recur
A blood test five years after breast cancer treatment helped identify some women who were more likely to relapse, long before a lump or other signs appeared, a preliminary study found.
It was the largest...
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