| Jan 31, 2011
| 6:12 AM
This week, local organizations, businesses and volunteers will offer their time and services to help those in need of a little extra assistance and support.
This year's Project Connect will take place from 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 2, at the...
| Feb 2, 2011
| 2:39 AM
Virginia ranked 48th, or third from the bottom, among states for providing all needed support services to families of special-needs children, according to a report released Tuesday.
The Commonwealth Fund, a private foundation headquartered in New York...
| Sep 6, 2010
The Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act of 2008, by some estimates, could affect the health coverage of approximately 113 million Americans. Exactly how it will affect them, though, will vary widely.
The purpose of the law, which went into...
| Sep 11, 2010
| 7:24 PM
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"Combating obesity is the #1 health care problem for U.S. children," says Donald Lewis, chair of pediatrics at Children's Hospital of the King's Daughters. "A life expectancy shorter than their parents should stop people in their...
| Sep 20, 2010
About this time last year, voters and politicians were consumed by the rumor — fanned by healthcare overhaul opponents — that the legislation would establish "death panels" of government bureaucrats who could "pull the plug on Grandma" if...
| Feb 14, 2011
A new report out Monday highlights the dangers of coal-fired power plants in Louisiana- specifically, the impacts of mercury pollution on our health. The report ranks which power plants in Louisiana and across the nation are emitting the most mercury...
| Jun 27, 2011
| 5:12 AM
Fast food ads on TV are making American youth fatter and should be banned in children's programming, an influential group of doctors said Monday.
"Congress and the Federal Trade Commission have to get tough with the food industry," said Dr. Victor...
| Mar 16, 2011
To stay or go. To trust government reassurances or heed more alarmist warnings on the Internet of radioactive clouds wafting over Tokyo. These are among the potentially life-altering questions being pondered by millions of Japanese in range of the...
| Mar 16, 2011
| 8:59 AM
The Calipatria Unified School District and Imperial County Children & Families First Commission will host their 9th Annual Family & Children’s Health Fair today in Niland.
There will be booths, food, raffle and fun and everyone is invited. The...
| Jun 28, 2011
| 2:16 PM
In an effort to increase the immunization rates for school-age children, the Harford County Health Department will be holding early Back-to School Immunization Clinics for uninsured and underinsured students.
Each year, the Harford County Health...
| Jul 8, 2011
| 10:00 AM
Senator Ben Cardin's fight to protect EPA authority over pollution discharge permits controlling many of the pesticides in our waterways ("Cardin Leads Fight Over Pesticides," July 3) is critical to the health of the Chesapeake Bay and to all of us who...