WASHINGTON -- By now, Karen Wilk thought she would have sold her five-bedroom house in Colts Neck, N.J., and downsized to a smaller home. But she has had to put those plans on hold because her 23-year-old daughter, who is finishing her college degree while working part-time, still lives with her. Wilk's 27-year-old son moved out two years ago.
According to the Brain Injury Association of America, every 13 seconds, someone in the U.S. sustains a traumatic brain injury, which is caused by a bump, blow or jolt to the head that disrupts the normal function of the brain. The most common type of TBI is a concussion.
Concussions can happen to anyone, but children and athletes are at a ...Read more
CUYAHOGA FALLS, Ohio -- Some say a picture is worth a thousand words, but for kids in foster homes, one picture can be worth even more -- it could just be the push they need to find a permanent family.
Caring for Kids held its annual My Time to Shine! event on Monday to help raise the profile of foster kids living in Summit and Cuyahoga ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is calling on doctors to more aggressively screen pregnant women for the Zika virus and to take advantage of new testing technology to improve the diagnosis, follow-up and monitoring of those who have been infected.
The guidance, published Monday, comes amid growing concerns about ...Read more
The U.S. Department of Education has issued guidelines aimed at preventing schools from discriminating against the growing numbers of students with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.
In a letter to school districts and a "know your rights" document to be posted on its website Tuesday, the department said schools must obey existing civil ...Read more
Surgery can make anyone anxious, but it is especially hard for young children. Kids going into surgery may be separated from their parents for the first time in a frightening new environment, and they may not understand what's happening.
"For many families and kids, this is one of the most stressful events in their entire lives," said Dr. Sam ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- Early this year, in his State of the State address, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo got personal: He confessed that he "kicked" himself every day for not spending more time with his father when he was on his deathbed. And then Cuomo made his pitch: "We should have a paid leave program."
A few months later, the Democratic governor ...Read more
Dear Amy: My 26-year-old son has just been told that his girlfriend of 10 years is pregnant.
The last five years have been rocky for them, to say the least. They had agreed to split up for good just before this happened.
Now, we are all in a very awkward situation -- especially my son. Above all, he needs to have a paternity test. He is ready ...Read more
Childhood diabetes rates are on the rise, and a report released Monday pointed to the impact that the cost of their care could have on families -- even those who have employer-sponsored health insurance.
The study, conducted by the Health Care Cost Institute, found that children as old as 18 with diabetes who were insured through an employer-...Read more
Summertime means picnics, jumping off the dock, boat rides and lots more outdoor fun in the sun.
But those long hours spent soaking up rays can lead to painful sunburn -- or worse. Melanoma rates have tripled over the past three decades, according to the National Cancer Institute. And just a few bad sunburns in childhood can double your risk of...Read more