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Tuesday, Sep 16, 2014

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More children live to age 5, work still to be done

Death rates down, but world lags in meeting goal of sharply reducing child mortality by 2015
Updated: 1 hour ago

Prescription painkiller deaths up, but not as fast

Prescription painkiller deaths not rising as fast as before; methadone restrictions credited
Updated: 9 hours ago

Wyoming teen birth rates fall 6th straight year

Teen birth rates fall for 6th straight year in Wyoming; health officials credit education
Updated: 19 hours ago

Iowa birth rate sluggish despite better economy

The economy is improving in Iowa, but the birth rate isn't bouncing back as quickly
Updated: 20 hours ago

Wyoming teen birth rates fall 5th straight year

Teen birth rates fall for 5th straight year in Wyoming, but still higher than national average
Updated: 23 hours ago

Okla. infant mortality rate continues to decline

Department of Health says Oklahoma's infant mortality rate continues to decline
Published: 09/11/14

Louisiana editorial roundup

Summary of recent Louisiana newspaper editorials
Published: 09/10/14

Thyroid, kidney cancers up in kids but still rare

Thyroid, kidney cancers rise slightly in kids; overall childhood cancer rate is stable: Study
Published: 09/08/14

Nurse raises black infant mortality awareness

Nurse carries message about black infant mortality in walk across Missouri
Published: 09/07/14

Obesity rates decline in New Mexico

Data from federal survey reveals declining obesity rates among New Mexico adults
Published: 09/06/14