| May 4, 2015
| 11:05 AM
UnitedHealth Group has agreed to spend $11.5 million to settle lawsuits brought by state medical societies and individual doctors over how the insurer pays and codes claims, the Connecticut State Medical Society announced Monday.
| Apr 28, 2015
| 7:06 AM
Many parents would never consider giving their children a cup of coffee in the morning – but they might think it is OK to allow them to drink other caffeinated beverages.
But younger children should not be consuming caffeine on a regular basis....
| Apr 25, 2015
| 2:25 PM
Pam Abbruzzese limits the amount of candy and other sweets in her home.
She wants her two young daughters to make healthy choices and spend their summer taking dance classes, riding their bikes and swinging golf clubs.
And when it comes to meal time,...
| Apr 18, 2015
| 12:21 PM
The first school-bus pickup in Orange County is at 5:05 a.m. — nearly two hours before the sun's even up.
That's simply nutty.
Really, though, it's nutty that schools all over Central Florida often start before sunrise — around 7 or 7:15...
| Apr 6, 2015
| 9:00 PM
YouTube's big push into kids' programming is under scrutiny for blurring the lines between entertainment and advertising.
A string of children's advocacy groups planned to file a complaint Tuesday asking the Federal Trade Commission to investigate...
| Apr 14, 2015
| 9:48 AM
This is in response to “Room for reasonable doubt; Doctors and defense attorneys begin to raise questions about criminal convictions that once seemed clear-cut.” Children can suffer devastating brain injury from being shaken or struck. We know...
| Feb 13, 2015
| 8:45 AM
In the 1930s, outbreaks swept through every corner of Baltimore. Tens of thousands of children grew sick with fever and a tale-tell rash. Many recovered without incident, but hundreds were killed, and many more were permanently injured with brain damage...
| Feb 10, 2015
| 12:08 PM
A new Yale research study has found a possible link between energy drinks and ADHD in middle school children.
Out of the 1,649 middle school students surveyed, those who drank beverages high in sugar and caffine were 66 percent more likely to have...
| Mar 25, 2015
| 11:26 AM
No more video gambling licenses
As residents of Will County, we ask our fellow residents to attend the Will County Board Executive Committee's April 2 public hearing to urge the board to opt out of Illinois' video gambling law until such a time as...
| Feb 9, 2015
| 6:00 PM
Schools across Illinois appear to be improving their measles vaccine rates, according to a Tribune analysis of Illinois State Board of Education data.
Measles cases in Illinois are rising, now nine according to the Illinois Department of Public Health....
| Apr 2, 2015
| 8:30 PM
Love them or hate them?
Maybe your family is divided on the subject of roller coasters; my family has been for as long as I can remember. From the time they were just tall enough, two of my kids couldn't wait to ride the fastest, biggest coasters in...