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Archive: March 4, 2014


FRANKFORT, Ky. - A bill (HB173) that proposes a statewide smoke-free law in public places awaits a vote in the Kentucky House, and supporters are urging lawmakers to think about what it could do for children's health. For example, according to Dr. Bethany Hodge, a pediatrician, secondhand smoke is a ...Read More

PHOTO: Nevada Suffragist Anne Martin is being recognized as part of National Women's History Month in March. Photo courtesy of the U-S Library of Congress.

CARSON CITY, Nev. - A person instrumental in helping Nevada women gain the right to vote is being honored as part of National Women's History Month in March. Mona Reno, chairwoman of the Nevada Women's History Project, said Anne Martin and her colleague suffragists worked tirelessly to help women in ...Read More

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PORTLAND, Ore. - Getting healthy habits out of the doctor's office and into everyday life is the goal of some pilot programs for CareOregon, with potential for expansion beyond the Portland area. The first "Community Innovations" pilot is under way in a couple of Portland neighborhoods. The goal o ...Read More

PHOTO: Missouri is home to six of the 25 deadliest tornadoes in U.S. history, which is why emergency officials hope many will take part in the annual statewide tornado drill this Thursday. Photo courtesy of

ST. LOUIS - Although it may not feel like it yet, spring is just around the corner, and with it comes another set of weather challenges. That's why emergency officials want Missourians to set aside some time this week to prepare. According to Jim Kramper, warning coordination meteorologist for the ...Read More

PHOTO: It's a growing trend, spring breakers using their time off from school to volunteer for service projects. One place where they're spending time is in the forests of Tennessee. Photo credit: Bill Hodge

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - They could have picked ski slopes or maybe a sunny beach, but some college students are choosing instead to spend their time away from class in the wildest woods in Tennessee. Their alternative spring break program is offered by the Southern Appalachian Wilderness Stewards (SAWS). ...Read More

Photo: Children go through the breakfast line at Blanche H. Daughtrey Elementary School, Manatee County, Bradenton, Fla. Courtesy:
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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - There's good news and bad news from a report released today by the Food Research and Action Center. More children are now starting the day with school breakfast, compared with recent years, but Florida still is missing more than half of its eligible children. The increase in acce ...Read More

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Legislation (SB-926) that would pre-empt local attempts to regulate wage theft is moving at a fast pace through the Florida Legislature. Wednesday it will be up for its first vote in committee. Workers' rights groups oppose the proposed bill, saying it would make it too difficu ...Read More

PHOTO:Itís National Patient Safety Awareness Week, and childrenís hospitals in the Buckeye State are working together to improve patient safety. Photo credit: morgue file.

CINCINNATI, Ohio - Efforts are ramping up in Ohio to build a "culture of safety" within hospitals, particularly pediatric facilities. Several years ago, children's hospitals in Ohio formed a network to share data and best practices in order to reduce harm to patients. Physician Steve Muething, vic ...Read More

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