California lawmakers have proposed eliminating a "personal belief" exemption from the state's vaccine requirements.
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January 22, 2015
A rash of measles cases linked to Disneyland have caused many to take another look at exemptions from mandatory vaccination policies.
January 07, 2015
Teens overestimate how often their peers participate in risky sexual and drug-related behaviors, and those misperceptions may cause them to adjust their own behaviors, a study found.
January 06, 2015
Some schools are making special efforts to address prescription drugs in their drug abuse prevention programs, in part because of concern that abuse of painkillers can lead to heroin use.
January 02, 2015
A bill filed by a Missouri legislator would require that state's department of social services to create incentives to encourage health clinics to locate in high-poverty schools.
December 31, 2014
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December 18, 2014
The so-called "free care rule" does not apply to health services provided in schools, the federal agency that administers Medicaid said. That means schools can bill Medicaid for more services they provide to low-income students.
November 19, 2014
The American Public Health Association urged funding of comprehensive sex education programs, adoption of evidence-based programs to prevent harrassment of LGBT youth, and federal regulations for electronic cigarettes.
October 30, 2014
The school had originally required the girl to stay home after her family traveled to Nigeria. The reconsideration follows a lawsuit by the student's father.
October 29, 2014
Do schools have the legal authority to require students to stay home because of feared Ebola exposure?