| May 10, 2012
| 8:18 AM
As you watch Kurtis Mainland run around the playground with his classmates at Petoskey’s Lincoln Elementary, the 7-year-old is pure energy.
He laughs. He runs. And he is as active as they come.
But at home, his life is a bit different compared...
| May 10, 2012
| 1:28 PM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - More than half of kids who were part of a new study from California tested positive for secondhand smoke exposure -- despite only a handful of their parents admitting to lighting up.
Parents may think kids are only exposed...
| May 14, 2012
Regardless of the weather, ear health is ongoing concern for many parents. While ear infections might be more common in the winter months, they can also occur in warmer weather, or residual issues might cause problems throughout the year.
| May 21, 2012
| 10:44 AM
Imagine palm trees 10 stories high. Imagine lakes with paiche fish that are 6 feet long. Imagine rivers with stingrays, caimans, catfish, neon tetras and electric eels.
The lake where La Selva Amazon Ecolodge is located, Lake Garzacocha, looks...
| Nov 7, 2012
In households with small children, flu symptoms are as routine as dirty socks. Take them seriously, though, warns a new study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), because the flu can kill healthy children within days.
| Aug 21, 2012
Sentara Healthcare and MDLIVE, a Florida-based tele-health company, have partnered to provide tele-health services in real time to patients throughout Virginia. Patients will have access to "virtual" medical consultations via secure telephone lines and...
| Aug 26, 2012
You can see why a state might require minors to have a parent's OK before they receive medical care. But Maryland law has made life especially difficult for homeless teenagers who have no adults watching out for them.
It's the sort of problem that drives...
| Sep 5, 2012
| 9:55 PM
"In this year of presidential politics and all the negative ads, what a breath of fresh air it is to celebrate valor, honor, duty and unconditional love," says Robin Ganzert, president/CEO of the American Humane Association.
The Hero Dog Awards, to be...
| Sep 11, 2012
| 12:54 PM
Several good friends of mine work as Chicago Public School teachers, and as the strike continues this week, I can’t help but point out it seems like Chicago’s great at coughing up money for Olympic bids, NATO summits, and TIFF slush funds, but...
| Jun 7, 2012
| 5:57 AM
A young girl from the Traverse City area died from meningitis.
Leland Public School officials confirm that 12 year-old Alexandra Romeo passed away.
She contracted a rare form of meningitis a couple of weeks ago, after coming down with an ear infection....
| Jun 26, 2012
| 2:05 PM
One of the first choices a new mother will have to make is whether to breastfeed or bottle-feed her baby. Several medical organizations and child wellness groups stand by breastmilk as the best option for baby. But why is it superior over formula?...