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A vegetarian boxed school lunch with carrot sticks and fruit.

Lunch ideas for pint-size vegetarians

A vegetarian boxed school lunch with carrot sticks and fruit.

September 6, 2022, 6:05am Food

Do you have a vegetarian living in your home? Even a little one? Read story

New polio case raises red flags

September 6, 2022, 6:05am Health

Adults who doubt they have been fully vaccinated against polio should talk to their doctors about getting additional shots, experts say. Read story

Going back to school on probiotics

September 6, 2022, 6:05am Health

My grandkids are already back in school. Read story

Phil Milliman of Washington competes in the pole vault during the National Senior Games on May 16 in Miramar, Fla.

Fighting zombies maybe key to old age

Phil Milliman of Washington competes in the pole vault during the National Senior Games on May 16 in Miramar, Fla.

September 6, 2022, 6:02am Health

In an unfinished part of his basement, 95-year-old Richard Soller zips around a makeshift track encircling boxes full of medals he’s won for track and field and long-distance running. Read story

Hand, foot and mouth disease highly contagious

September 6, 2022, 6:00am Health

Hand, foot and mouth disease, most commonly caused by a coxsackievirus, is a highly contagious childhood illness. The virus can be spread through respiratory droplets, person-to-person contact and touching a contaminated object. Read story

What new college students should know about bacterial meningitis

September 6, 2022, 6:00am Health

As students head off to college, close quarters in new spaces could put them at risk for contagious illnesses, including bacterial meningitis. Dr. Tina Ardon, a Mayo Clinicfamily medicine physician, explains the common ways meningitis spreads and the best way to prevent an infection. Read story

Venessa Aiken holds her son Jahzir Robinson, five weeks old, outside their home Sunday, Aug. 21, 2022, in Orlando, Fla.

Medicaid extensions for new moms grow, may run into limits

Venessa Aiken holds her son Jahzir Robinson, five weeks old, outside their home Sunday, Aug. 21, 2022, in Orlando, Fla.

September 5, 2022, 8:05am Health

States around the country are making it easier for new moms to keep Medicaid in the year after childbirth, a time when depression and other health problems can develop. Read story

Misty Castillo, left, and her husband Arcadio stand in front of their home, holding the urn containing the ashes of their son Arcadio Castillo III, who was shot in 2021 by Salem police, as their granddaughter Nala, age 2, looks out the window in Salem, Ore., Thursday, Aug. 18, 2022. Misty called 911 and asked for the police, saying her son was mentally ill, was assaulting her and her husband and had a knife. Less than five minutes later, a police officer burst into the house and shot him.

‘Tragic outcomes’: Mentally ill face fatal risk with police

Misty Castillo, left, and her husband Arcadio stand in front of their home, holding the urn containing the ashes of their son Arcadio Castillo III, who was shot in 2021 by Salem police, as their granddaughter Nala, age 2, looks out the window in Salem, Ore., Thursday, Aug. 18, 2022. Misty called 911 and asked for the police, saying her son was mentally ill, was assaulting her and her husband and had a knife. Less than five minutes later, a police officer burst into the house and shot him.

September 5, 2022, 6:02am Health

One summer night, Misty Castillo stepped out of her house in Salem, called 911 and asked for the police, saying her son was mentally ill, was assaulting her and her husband and had a knife. Read story