Maine physicians, nurses, social workers and public safety officials are gathering in Augusta for a day-long conference on suicide prevention.
Three New Hampshire communities are being honored by the federal government for excellence in water fluoridation to decrease the rate of tooth decay.
Connecticut lawmakers are considering a bill that would require primary health care providers to offer baby boomers a screening test for Hepatitis C, a contagious liver disease.
The cold winter temperatures here in Missouri had Deb Donatti, Owensville, wearing her wig again.
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has awarded $23 million for research being led by a pair of University of Notre Dame biologists that seeks to prevent malaria and dengue fever.
Utah children with severe epilepsy may soon be able to legally obtain under state law a marijuana-derived extract they say helps with seizures.
For a top college athlete, the last thing on your mind is the idea that your body can fail you.
A new study found that when high schools switch to a later start time, there is an improvement in student grades, attendance and overall student health.
A plan to test privatizing the management of health care services to the poor in Oklahoma narrowly passed the state Senate on Thursday over the objections of opponents concerned it will lead to lower reimbursement rates for doctors and hospitals.
A teenager is accused of putting germ-X hand sanitizer in his teacher's Diet Coke.
Improving access to broadband Internet, strengthening laws to fight financial exploitation of the elderly and supporting funding for services to help older adults remain at home are among several ideas to tackle Maine's aging population challenges in a new state action plan.
An Indiana University surgeon is helping develop a smartphone app that could teach doctors in the developing world how to perform cleft lip and palate surgeries.
After a month of hearings, a state Senate committee narrowly voted Thursday to advance legislation that would revamp the way Medicaid is administered in Missouri to make it more like private insurance for many patients.
The Oklahoma Department of Health says there were no new deaths during the past week due to the flu, but an additional 15 people were hospitalized as a result of the illness.
A plan to provide prenatal care to pregnant women who are not U.S. citizens was rejected Thursday by the South Dakota Legislature's Joint Appropriations Committee.
The Vermont Senate has passed and sent to the House a bill designed to keep low-risk drug offenders out of jail and get them treatment instead.
State health officials say there's an increase in chickenpox cases among school-aged children in the Albuquerque area over the past few weeks.
Health officials say adults and children with asthma in southeastern New Mexico are more likely to visit the emergency room or be hospitalized than asthma patients in other parts of the state.
New Mexico Attorney General Gary King is appealing a court ruling that terminally ill patients can seek a physician's help in dying.
Insurance rates for people covered by New Mexico's high-risk pool will go up nearly 24 percent, partly because enrollment is shrinking as more previously uninsurable people find coverage through a new health insurance exchange.
The death of a bill to require insurers to cover autism inspired a South Dakota legislator to set up a task force on the issue.
While Arkansas children are more likely to receive immunizations and dental care than they were seven years ago, a report released Thursday highlighted the need for them to receive better access to medical care, nutritious meals and health education.
Conservative legislators' strong push to end abortions in South Carolina was boosted Thursday when a Senate panel advanced a bill that would require doctors who perform the procedure to have privileges to admit patients to nearby hospitals, which can sometimes be difficult.
The U.S. Department of Justice is seeking a court order to force Ohio juvenile detention facilities to stop using seclusion to discipline boys with mental health disorders.
A veterans' home in Minneapolis has put new admissions on hold after a norovirus outbreak that may have been a factor in the deaths of four residents, a Minnesota Department of Veteran Affairs spokeswoman said Thursday.
A University of Tennessee, Knoxville, 4-H Extension initiative has received a $4.9 million grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture for obesity prevention.
Facing a conflict between state and federal law, attorneys in Nevada are asking the state Supreme Court to set rules to protect lawyers who advise clients on medical marijuana issues.
A proposal to make it harder to send kids to school without their vaccines cleared its first hurdle Thursday in a Colorado House committee.
Minn. House votes to kick in school lunch money
Medical marijuana supporters say they're more optimistic after personally appealing to Gov. Mark Dayton on their legalization cause.
For many people, their pets are an extension of their family, so when it comes time to say goodbye, making choices about how to handle the pet's remains can be hard.
Wildlife conservationists say the number of California condors suffering from lead poisoning is one of the lowest in nearly a decade.
House OKs bill that would raise motor fuels tax
State and federal inspectors have found multiple problems since 2000 at a Delaware dairy facility whose operations were recently halted because of a deadly food-borne bacteria outbreak, but they found no evidence of listeria contamination at Roos Foods in Kenton until a few weeks ago.
A move to overhaul the state's medical marijuana system died in the Legislature after negotiations got bogged down over a push by House Republicans to divert a share of potential tax revenue from the state's new recreational system to cities and counties.
A Florida teenager is accused of trying to poison his teacher by putting hand sanitizer in her Diet Coke.
Michigan residents suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder might be able to use marijuana to ease their symptoms.
Medical marijuana supporters appealed personally to Gov. Mark Dayton on Thursday to give a nudge to a stalled proposal, getting the Democrat's assurance he would keep working toward a compromise on a measure he doesn't yet support.
Debate over a powerful new painkiller ratcheted up Thursday as the head of the Food and Drug Administration defended the drug's approval and a West Virginia Senator responded with a bill to force it off the market.
Weld County health officials report at least five outbreaks of Norovirus this year, with most occurring in nursing homes.