Topics :: children’s health

Mary Lambert Performs at R Baby Fundraiser at Hammerstein

By Winnie McCroy | Monday Jul 21, 2014
On July 23 at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City, Mary Lambert and others will perform to raise funds at R Baby Foundation's Rockin' to Save Babies Lives benefit concert.

Angel Faces Retreat Helps Burned and Traumatized Girls

By Winnie McCroy | Tuesday Jun 10, 2014
On June 15-21 in Wolfeboro, New Hampshire, the organization Angel Faces, a non-profit organization for adolescent girls with severe burns or trauma, will hold a retreat to help girls.

Y-Hep to Open New Clinic in Philly

By Winnie McCroy | Monday Mar 24, 2014
Y-HEP, Philadelphia FIGHT’s Youth Health Empowerment Project, announced the opening of a new family care clinic for youth at its facility at 1417 Locust Street in Center City.

Sodexo Food Service Company Pledges Better Meals

By Darlene Superville | Saturday Mar 15, 2014
One of the nation’s largest food service companies, Sodexo, is making a series of changes in support of Michelle Obama’s anti-childhood obesity initiative.

New SAMSHA Guide Helps Support LGBT Kids

By Winnie McCroy | Sunday Mar 9, 2014
In its continuing effort to foster the well-being of LGBT kids, the Family Acceptance Project (FAP) at SF State University has developed "Helping Families to Support their Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Children."

California Senator Seeks Review of Paralysis Cases

By Kevin Freking | Friday Feb 28, 2014
Democratic Sen. Barbara Boxer asked the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Thursday to initiate a formal investigation into what has caused polio-like paralysis in about 20 children in California over the past 18 months.

Study Reveals LGBT Youths Face Greater Cancer Risks

By Winnie McCroy | Wednesday Feb 26, 2014
A new study led by City College of New York psychologist Margaret Rosario has revealed that LGBT youth are more likely to engage in behaviors associated with future cancer risks.

Surgeon General Urges New Resolve to End Smoking

By Lauran Neergaard | Friday Jan 17, 2014
A new report from the U.S. Surgeon General’s office says the nation is at a crossroads, celebrating decades of progress against the chief preventable killer but not yet poised to finish the job.

California Family Celebrates 3 Heart Transplants

Tuesday Dec 24, 2013
Three California kids have received heart tranplants for their hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, just in time for Christmas.

Children of Same-Sex Parents Speak Up on Reddit

By Sasha Razumikhin | Wednesday Dec 4, 2013
On social networking site Reddit users recently shared their experiences being raised by same-sex parents. Here’s what some of them had to say about parental role models, bullying, and more.