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Wednesday, Dec 13, 2017 at 05:25 PM EST

Mental Health Care Worries Linger 5 Years After Sandy Hook

Mental Health Care Worries Linger 5 Years After Sandy Hook

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

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

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

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

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. In...

Monday, Dec 11, 2017 at 01:44 PM EST

Deaths From Window Blinds Show Need for Cord Ban, Study Says

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...

Sunday, Dec 10, 2017 at 05:49 PM EST

Depression, Anxiety Crisis Deepening in America

Depression, Anxiety Crisis Deepening in America

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

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

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

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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