North Carolina public schools continue phasing out student spankings, with corporal punishment last year happening half as often as the previous year and swats meted out in just four school districts.
Participating children will receive free X-Rays and a free comprehensive dental exam, and parents may choose for the child to receive either a free cleaning or free dental sealants.
Officials say nearly four million child abuse cases are reported each year.
South Carolina's health agency is updating a regulation governing psychiatric institutions for children for the first time in more than two decades.
At least six children have been crushed to death by toppling Ikea chests, prompting the voluntary recall of about 29 million chests and dressers sold by the popular retailer, the Consumer Product Safety Commission says.
The Food and Drug Administration on Thursday approved the powerful painkiller OxyContin for a new use in children 11 to 16 who are suffering from severe, long-term pain.
A police officer says he shot and killed a dog who attacked three children and a father, then turned on the officer as he tried to help them.
Jon David's office is saying 'thank you' to the community for giving them toys for children.
The debate over whether or not to vaccinate children is brewing across the country, and it's sparking the conversation right here in our community, too.
Every school excluding alternative schools will be given an overall grade from A through F. State-wide performance grades were enacted by the 2013-2014 General Assembly.