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Pilot program helps Michigan teens pay for birth control

Posted: 10/24/2007 - A pilot voucher program in Calhoun County, Michigan helps uninsured young people ages 12 to 19 pay for medical exams and prescription contraceptives. The six-month pilot program began last week and it's administered through the Calhoun Health Plan.

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Portland, Maine school board to look at contraceptives

Posted: 10/23/2007 - Earlier this month, the committee approved a plan that made King Middle School the first one in Maine to offer a full range of contraception to students in grades six through eight. The new plan would give parents the option of blocking access to prescription contraceptives.

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New studies done on stretching and aspirin

Updated: 10/18/2007 - Stretching to help relieve sore muscles is not as beneficial as previously thought. Also, the effects of aspirin lowering the risks of heart attack appear to be different for men and women.

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Maine middle school to offer birth control pills

Posted: 10/18/2007 - A middle school in Portland, Maine, is offering birth control pills and patches to students. The 11, 12 and 13-year-olds can get them at the student health center. They already had access to condoms.

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Cancer patients living longer

Posted: 10/16/2007 - The American Cancer Society reports more cancer patients are living longer, and beating the disease.

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Study: Good news on the cancer front

Posted: 10/15/2007 - Cancer death rates are dropping faster than ever, according to a new report. Scientists presenting the annual "Report to the Nation" on cancer say the turning point came in 2002.

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Racing for a cure

Updated: 10/04/2007 - When a family member is diagnosed with cancer, it can be especially painful on kids.

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The future of medicine

Posted: 10/04/2007 - A new medical technique in Michiana is changing the way doctors look at surgery.

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Bush to veto children's health legislation today

Posted: 10/03/2007 - There will be no television lights or radio microphones present today when President Bush vetoes a popular children's health insurance plan OK'd by Congress last week.

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Study suggests possible links between panic, heart attacks

Posted: 10/02/2007 - A study of more than 3,000 older women finds that those who reported at least one full-blown panic attack during a six month period were three times more likely to have a heart attack or stroke over the next five years than those who didn't report a panic attack.

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State reports 1st West Nile death for 2007

Posted: 09/19/2007 - State health officials say a Floyd County resident has died from the West Nile virus, the first reported death from the mosquito-borne illness this year.

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Elderly at highest risk for suicide

Posted: 09/19/2007 - The elderly are the highest risk population in the country for suicide. But few suicide-prevention programs target them. Advocates say that's because of scarce funding and lack of concern for older Americans.

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Study: 1 in 4 teens say access to meth easy

Posted: 09/19/2007 - According to a new study, almost 25 percent of teenagers say it would be "very easy" or "somewhat easy" to gain access to methamphetamine. The survey was conducted by The Meth Project, a nonprofit anti-drug group.

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