Family & Society

What parents should know about teen vaping

Family | The Food and Drug Administration warns of a youth health crisis
by Kiley Crossland
Posted 8/23/19, 02:54 pm

Health officials across the country are reporting severe breathing illnesses in teens and young adults who use e-cigarettes, or vape. Doctors have hospitalized as many as 50 people in at least six states for a condition that resembles an inhalation injury, in which the body reacts to a caustic substance that someone breathed in. Patients report shortness of breath, fatigue, chest pain, and vomiting.

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Associated Press/Photo by Pat Eaton-Robb (file)

Unequal opportunity

Sexuality | The federal government investigates transgender participation in high school sports
by Kiley Crossland
Posted 8/16/19, 04:36 pm

The U.S. Department of Education has launched an investigation into a Connecticut high school sports policy that allows athletes who identify as transgender to compete against the opposite biological sex.

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Associated Press/Photo by Greg Wohlford/Erie Times-News

Day care fire kills five children

by Hannah Harris
Posted 8/12/19, 12:36 pm

Five children ranging in age from 8 months to 8 years old died after firefighters pulled them from the second story of a burning house in Erie, Pa., early Sunday morning. Four were siblings and the fifth was the homeowner’s child, according to Erie Fire Chief Guy Santone. The children were staying overnight at the residential day care while their parents worked.

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