| Jan 9, 2015
| 8:49 AM
Attention, parents and parents-to-be.
Your world is about to be turned upside down, and this time it's not your baby's fault. Doctors and researchers have re-evaluated recommendations for pregnancy and for feeding children, brushing their teeth —...
| Feb 7, 2015
| 8:42 AM
Lab tests pending for three babies diagnosed with measles at a Palatine day care center have been confirmed as positive for measles, state health officials announced Friday night.
The Illinois Department of Public Health had announced earlier this...
| Feb 6, 2015
| 6:08 PM
Day care providers and parents are grappling with questions and concerns after public health officials announced this week that a cluster of five measles diagnoses was associated with a Palatine child care center.
Meanwhile, Lake County officials said...
| Feb 6, 2015
| 3:18 PM
Lake County Health Department officials said Friday afternoon that lab results on a suspected case of measles came back negative.
"So we do not have a confirmed measles case in Lake County," said Leslie Piotrowski, the health department's communications...
| Jan 12, 2015
| 10:00 PM
We all know the outward traits we have inherited from our parents. You might have your mother’s eyes or your father’s hair color. Those kinds of features make it obvious how physical traits run in families. Unfortunately, there are hidden...
| Feb 3, 2015
| 5:51 PM
After a contentious start, an amended bill streamlining the prior authorization process for prescription medications is making its way through the Virginia legislature.
"It will allow us to take much better care of our patients," said family...
| Jan 23, 2015
| 10:33 AM
An outbreak of measles in California, including 59 cases -- 42 of which have been linked to exposure in Disneyland -- has prompted the nation's leading pediatric group to urge parents to get their children vaccinated.
“A family vacation to an...
| Dec 31, 2014
| 2:30 AM
Source: Loyola University Health System
A common question parents ask themselves this time of year is, "Does my child really need a flu shot?" Though the flu may seem harmless, the truth is that on average, 20,000 U.S. children age 5...
| Dec 29, 2014
| 11:45 AM
TALLAHASSEE -- Some children could travel with more protection in 2015 as a new law about child car seats takes effect Thursday.
Overall, the start of 2015 will be quiet for new laws in Florida. Lawmakers sent 255 bills to Gov. Rick Scott after...
| Jan 2, 2015
| 1:54 PM
After nearly a decade of legal battling, a federal judge this week found widespread problems in the way Florida's Medicaid program has provided health care to children.
Judge Adalberto Jordan said Florida's history of low reimbursement payments to...
| Jan 7, 2015
| 9:52 AM
Boys and girls are starting sports younger and training harder.
With the increasing pressure for child athletes to perform better by being more fit and more skilled, parents, coaches and health providers need to ensure their safety by following...