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Broward & Palm Beach New Times: Left Behind: Why Have There Been So Many Child Hyperthermia Deaths This Year? (10-15-10)

By Michael J. Mooney This week’s print product features a cover story about the heartbreaking but increasingly common phenomenon of child hyperthermia — kids sweltering to death in hot cars. The article tells the story of Antonio Balta, who is … Read more

New Study Links Childhood Injuries to Childhood Obesity

A new study links childhood injuries to childhood obesity. A recent study published in AJC Solutions, analyzed 23,000 children who went to the emergency department at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center between 2005 and 2008. According to the article, in … Read more

CNN: Police: Young Boy May Have Drowned his Toddler Sister (4-20-11)

(CNN) — Florida investigators are working to determine whether a 3-year-old girl who drowned in an inflatable pool was held down by her 4-year-old brother, authorities said. “During the course of the investigation, detectives learned that the brother may have … Read more

FOX News: Midwife Charged in Virginia With Involuntary Manslaughter (4-20-11)

ALEXANDRIA, Va.– A grand jury in Virginia has indicted a midwife who has delivered more than 1,200 babies on manslaughter charges in the death of a baby, MyFoxDC.com reports. Karen Carr, a certified professional midwife, is described by one of … Read more

CNN: 3 Kindergartners Wounded When Gun Discharges at Houston School (4-19-11)

(CNN) — A loaded handgun fell out of a student’s pocket onto the lunchroom floor and discharged Tuesday, wounding him and two other kindergartners in a Houston elementary school, the school district said. None of the injuries was considered life-threatening, … Read more