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1 hr ago | SooToday

Back to school cause of spike in sick kids

Alberta's medical officer of health says a recent spike in the number of children with respiratory illness is pretty normal for this time of year. Dr. James Talbot says Alberta tested 100 samples from children under 18 who were admitted to hospitals across the province in the first 10 days of September.

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5 hrs ago | Ocean Pines Independent

Md. police believe 2 missing kids are dead

Md. police believe 2 missing kids are dead Search continues for 3-year-old Sarah Hoggle and 2-year-old Jacob Hoggle. Check out this story on delmarvanow.com: http://www.delmarvanow.com/story/news/local/maryland/2014/09/15/hoggle-homicide-kids/15664963/ Police say they believe two young children who've been missing in suburban Maryland for more than a week are dead, and they're pursuing a homicide case against their mother.

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Related Topix: Family, Montgomery County, MD, Clarksburg, MD, Darnestown, MD

10 hrs ago | WBTV

Small number of drugs behind kids' accidental poisonings

A relatively small number of medications are responsible for sending thousands of young children to the hospital for accidental ingestion, a U.S. government study finds. Each year between 2007 and 2011, about 9,500 U.S. children younger than 6 years were hospitalized after getting a hold of family members' medication, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Family, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Medicine, OxyContin, Roxicodone, Oxycodone (generic), ADHD, Health

11 hrs ago | WLBT-TV Jackson

Kids prescribed antibiotics twice as often as needed

Pediatricians prescribe antibiotics about twice as often as they're actually needed for children with ear and throat infections, a new study indicates. More than 11 million antibiotic prescriptions written each year for children and teens may be unnecessary, according to researchers from University of Washington and Seattle Children's Hospital.

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Related Topix: Pediatrics, Medicine, Family, University of Washington, Infectious Diseases

13 hrs ago | KFI

Man suspected of firing on kids at ice cream truck

Police say that after a nine-hour standoff they have arrested a 59-year-old man suspected of shooting at a group of children who were surrounding an ice cream truck in San Bernardino. No children were injured by the gunfire Sunday afternoon.

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17 hrs ago | WALB-TV Albany

Mother allegedly stabbed two of her children

Mary Galvis, 47, was still in a hospital gown when officers took her from the police station to the Salt Lake County jail. "I am just in shock.

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Related Topix: Salt Lake County, UT, Family, West Valley City, UT

Sun Sep 14, 2014

SFGate

Kids go to adult trauma centers, treatment delayed

Florida state guidelines require children with traumatic injuries to be taken to a trauma center specializing in pediatric care, but a new investigation finds dozens of Florida kids are instead taken to adult centers that may be unable to treat them. The result can mean crucial delays in care.

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Pasadena Star-News

California broadens autism coverage for kids through Medicaid

I didn't know where to turn,” recalled Cruz, a Mexican immigrant who speaks only Spanish. “I didn't have any idea how to help her.” No one in her low-income South Los Angeles neighborhood seemed to know anything about autism spectrum disorder, a developmental condition that can impair language, learning and social interaction.

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Related Topix: California, California Government, Family, Medicaid, Health, Medicare

Star Tribune

Lawyer: Massachusetts mom in dead infants case lived in fear; boyfriend didn't want more kids

The lawyer for a Massachusetts woman arrested after the bodies of three infants were found in her home says she was scared because her longtime boyfriend didn't want any more children. Thirty-one-year-old Erika Murray was charged Friday with fetal death concealment and other counts after authorities found their bodies in her squalid, vermin-infested Blackstone home.

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Lowell Sun

Trust, routine keep kids, traveling parents connected

One of my dearest friends will be leaving her family during the week , every week. She has a dream job; it is a huge opportunity.

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Examiner.com

Witness states 'people were grabbing their kids and running' after cop shot dog

A neighborhood is recovering after a dog was shot last week by an off-duty Texas police officer, KJRH2 News reported September 13. The incident occurred Thursday afternoon around 5 p.m. in the 6900 block of East 18th Street in Tulsa. According to Tulsa Police Department Public Information Officer Leland Ashley, an unidentified off-duty officer was walking his dog when 5-year-old Titus, a 75 pound pit bull terrier mix, escaped from his fence.

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The Age

When it comes to letting kids watch TV and movies, how young is too young?

Do cartoon crocodiles make your child stupid? I had the chance recently to observe two children watching a cartoon, something that was both a pleasure and a shock for me. I am without issue, as they say in the Bible.

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Sat Sep 13, 2014

Examiner.com

Setting S.M.A.R.T. goals with kids

The days of summer are fading away. Children all over the U.S. are heading back to school - public, private, or at home.

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KSL-TV

W.Va. student raises funds for 'chemo ducks'

Huntington High senior Ginny Blake wants to help alleviate fears for kids facing cancer. And she wants to do it with stuffed ducks.

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Stuff.co.nz

Murder-suicide dad 'lived for his kids'

Under the wooden eaves of a shearing shed, Paul Routley puts both hands over his face for a few seconds, takes a deep breath and picks up a pink sponge. The Riverina farmer starts wiping mud from a trestle table as he prepares for his annual ram sale - the biggest day of the year at his Almondvale property west of Wagga Wagga, in New South Wales.

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New York Daily News

Dead gun instructor's kids send tribute to girl, 9, who shot Uzi

The four kids of Charles Vacca reassured the unnamed New Jersey 9-year-old that they forgave her for the accidental shooting and that 'it's OK.' Both families are grieving since the girl shot Vacca once in the head with an Uzi last month at the Arizona Last Stop gun range in White Hills.

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Related Topix: Family, Weehawken, NJ

WXOW-TV La Crosse

Hospitals see surge in kids' breathing problems

Hospitals in the Twin Cities say they've been unusually busy treating children with severe respiratory problems that match the symptoms of an uncommon virus that's sickened children in at least a dozen Midwest states. But the region's largest pediatric hospital system, Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota, says it had to divert six patients to another hospital this week because its beds are full of kids with severe respiratory symptoms.

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Related Topix: Family, Nursing, Medicine

WBAY-TV Green Bay

Lawyer: Dad tied to kids death had mental issues

The five children who police say were slain by their father will be remembered at a memorial in Mississippi on Friday, while 500 miles away, their father will make his first court appearance. Lawyers for the man who police say killed his five children has been treated for mental health issues in the past, and he has waived his first court appearance in South Carolina.

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Related Topix: Family, Violent Crime, US Military, US Navy, Brian Sandoval, US Governors

Fri Sep 12, 2014

The York Daily Record

Police: Man found with homemade bombs, kids in car

Police in eastern Pennsylvania say they arrested a man after finding him passed out in a parked car with two children and three homemade bombs. Authorities say they discovered 28-year-old James Zwally in the vehicle early Thursday morning outside a convenience store near Reading .

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Burlington Times News

Lawyer: Dad tied to kids' death had mental issues

Timothy Ray Jones Jr., is escorted by lawmen out of the Smith County Jail to a vehicle for transport to Lexington County, S.C. on Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014 in Raleigh, Miss.

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Related Topix: Family, Smith County, MS, Raleigh, MS, Amory, MS

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