| Oct 11, 2010
| 3:20 PM
A 4-year-old boy with severe developmental disabilities died in his nursing facility when he had difficulty breathing and no one heard the alarm on his monitor. Three weeks later, a 4-year-old girldied at the home in an almost identical way.
| Oct 12, 2010
| 9:14 PM
In a rare move, Gov. Pat Quinn on Tuesday ordered a health monitor be placed at a troubled Chicago facility caring for children with severe developmental disabilities.
The governor also instructed his senior health policy adviser to immediately draft...
| May 10, 2010
For nine years, 47-year-old Detroiter Elizabeth Schneider has exercised for 40 minutes, three times a week. Her workouts have held her weight at a steady 145 pounds, which is in the ideal range for her 5-foot-9 frame.
While studies show most American...
| Jul 8, 2010
According to a report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the most common surgery in the country is now cesarean delivery of infants, also known as C-sections.
Although an acceptable rate has not been established for this type of...
| May 23, 2011
| 7:38 PM
Steady exposure to the electromagnetic radiation given off by cellphones during use may disrupt fetal development, disturb memory and weaken the barrier that protects the brain from environmental toxins, says a welter of new research being presented...
| Apr 28, 2011
| 7:10 PM
Manufacturers of foods pitched most heavily to kids -- breakfast cereals, snacks, carbonated beverages and restaurant fare -- should develop and reformulate their offerings to cut salt, added sugars and saturated fat and ensure they contribute...
| Oct 21, 2010
When Oakland, Calif., mom Patricia Miranda's oldest son, Eduardo, was declared overweight and diagnosed with high cholesterol at age 5, she knew something about the family's eating habits had to change. But she didn't know where to start.
"I never got...
| Aug 20, 2010
Los Angeles is earning a reputation as a hotbed of raves — those dance parties that sometimes last all night and feature pulsing electronic music, light shows and recreational drugs. In addition to drawing tens of thousands of young people to...
| Jun 14, 2010
| 3:30 PM
During a stay at a resort two years ago, Carol Arand bought $4,000 in genetic tests after a spa physician praised their potential to improve her health.
If ever she got sick, Arand reasoned, she could take the results to her doctor. "I hoped that this...
| Jun 30, 2010
Not only is obesity bad for your health, it's one major factor behind skyrocketing healthcare costs. Even so, Americans are still losing the battle of the bulge in a big way. In fact, a new report from the Trust for America's Health says rates have...
| Aug 13, 2010
Whooping cough is a respiratory infection caused by the Bordetella pertussis bacterium. An airborne disease that can also be spread through direct contact, it infects infants when someone with the disease breathes on them or coughs or sneezes in close...