It used to be that washing your kid's mouth out with soap was seen as a punishment. Now, authorities are trying to keep teens from putting detergent in their mouths.
Health & Wellness
Illinois public health officials are reporting a second case of measles in a person who was at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport.
A judge has ordered the state of Illinois to expand the qualifying conditions for medical marijuana use to include intractable pain.
Crohn’s disease is a chronic inflammatory bowel disease of the digestive, or, GI tract. Discover fact from fiction when it comes to diagnosing Crohn’s disease.
The Illinois attorney general's office has told a federal court it will allow a school district to administer medical marijuana to an 11-year-old leukemia patient to treat her for seizure disorders.
Your child may not be ready to go into the next grade. I’m not referring to their grades, but rather their shot records.
Violence is unsettling for children, whether they witnessed the crime or not. What happens to kids in the aftermath of crime and how can parents lessen the impact?
The United States has the worst child mortality rate overall, when compared to 19 other wealthy nations.
Congress' official budget analysts have eased one stumbling block to lawmakers' fight over renewing a program that provides health insurance for nearly 9 million low-income children.
You may think twice before going to the emergency room.
It’s a parent’s worst nightmare: being told “your child has cancer.” But how can you help your kid get through this tough time?
Claire's said it would continue to honor returns from customers who are uncomfortable with the products. The company said it's unsure whether it will put the products back on the shelves.
Some states could run out of funding for their Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) as early as this month, despite recently approved spending by Congress that was expected to keep the program running through the end of March, federal health officials said Friday.
Losing sleep can take an immediate toll, but there are ways to stay awake and feel refreshed after an uneasy night.
Fitness chain bans cable news channels on its large screen TVs, saying political arguments have become too big of a distraction.
Do you have a safe place to keep your children during a crisis like the cold weather we're experiencing?
Are you up-to-date on your child's booster shots? Local school districts are alerting parents to changes in immunization requirements in Kentucky.
The Atkins diet, South Beach diet and Weight Watchers. These may seem like quick ways to shed some unwanted pounds and you may try many to find the best one for you. But switching from diet to diet can be counterproductive.
Whether you want to drop 10 pounds, improve your cholesterol or have more energy, we have five food-related New Year's resolutions that will help you achieve your goals.
A bone marrow transplant can be a life-saving procedure, but there are often many obstacles to overcome. One little miracle baby beat all the odds and now has a chance at a normal life.
A Nebraska man is hoping his story of being an organ donor and recipient will inspire others.
Dinner time is a stressful time of day for many families – with parents coming home from work, kids coming home from school, and everybody is really hungry and ready to eat.
A misstep on the sports field or an awkward move while twisting or turning at home or work. Sometimes it doesn’t take much to tear the meniscus, the rubbery piece of cartilage protecting the knee.
Could the parks and playgrounds where your children play soon be smoke free? That's what a group of health professionals want the Paducah City Commission to consider.