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State to close 2 juvenile treatment centers

Nov. 16, 2018 12:46 PM EST

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson and the state Department of Youth Services say two of the state's juvenile treatment centers will be closed and the five others will be run by private operators under contracts with the state as part of a plan to improve juvenile justice. Hutchinson...

Experts: Children at risk of lead poisoning in Chattanooga

Nov. 16, 2018 12:09 PM EST

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — Health experts are urging people living near a Chattanooga Superfund site to have their children tested for lead contamination. The Chattanooga Times Free Press reports the Environmental Protection Agency discussed its remediation plans at a Thursday community meeting after the...

11th patient dies at pediatric facility in viral outbreak

Nov. 16, 2018 11:54 AM EST

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Health officials say an 11th patient has died amid an outbreak of a respiratory virus at a care facility in New Jersey. The state health department on Friday confirmed that the "severely ill child" at the Wanaque Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation had the adenovirus infection. The...

Nurse's kidney donation triggers bi-state transplant chain

Nov. 15, 2018 4:19 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A nurse's decision to donate a kidney to a patient triggered a series of events that led to three people getting new organs at two Kansas City-area hospitals. Christa Jordan, a nurse at Children's Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, Missouri, wanted to donate to her friend and patient,...

Kentucky editorial roundup

Nov. 14, 2018 7:56 PM EST

Summary of recent Kentucky newspaper editorials: ___ Nov. 9 The Lexington Herald-Leader on a Kentucky county's drinking-water crisis: Martin County's drinking-water crisis has been used to spotlight the effects of failing infrastructure, rural poverty, pollution, the power of the coal industry and weather. CNN...

Man on cross-country recumbent bike trip struck, dies

Nov. 14, 2018 4:06 PM EST

DOVER, N.H. (AP) — Authorities say a man making a cross-country trip on a recumbent bicycle to raise money for children with cancer was struck and killed on a Mississippi highway. James Dobson, of Lebanon, Maine, started in New Hampshire on Oct. 1 for the Children's Hospital at Dartmouth-Hitchcock. His...

More US kids get paralyzing illness, cause is still unknown

Nov. 13, 2018 2:47 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — More children have been diagnosed with a mysterious paralyzing illness in recent weeks, and U.S. health officials said Tuesday that they still aren't sure what's causing it. This year's count could surpass the tallies seen in similar outbreaks in 2014 and 2016, officials said. Fortunately,...

Loyola to honor pediatrician practicing in Peru

Nov. 13, 2018 6:36 AM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A physician and teacher who left a tenured faculty position 35 years ago to aid poor children in Peru is set to receive an honor from Loyola University New Orleans. The Jesuit-run private university says its Integritas Vitae (in-teh-GRIH'-tahs VEE'-tay) Award will be presented to Dr....

AP Interview: US VP's wife champions art therapy in Japan

Nov. 13, 2018 2:32 AM EST

TOKYO (AP) — Karen Pence, the U.S. vice president's wife, announced Tuesday a $54,000 U.S. grant to a teacher at Tsukuba University in Japan for the study of art therapy, a little-known mental health profession she has championed under the Trump administration. Pence was in Japan while accompanying her...

Camp Rainbow Gold plans to buy Idaho resort property

Nov. 12, 2018 4:42 PM EST

FAIRFIELD, Idaho (AP) — Camp Rainbow Gold, an organization that offers camps and other support services for kids with cancer, has announced an agreement to buy a south-central Idaho resort property for $1.3 million. Soldier Mountain Ranch and Resort in Camas County comes with 21 cabins, five other...