Friday, January 11 2013 11:38 PM EST2013-01-12 04:38:08 GMT
Ohio health authorities revealed on Friday that a child has died from flu complications. This is the first flu-related child death in the state. There were no child deaths reported in Ohio last year. Nationwide,More >>
Many parents have been bringing their kids to the doctor, in the midst of one of the worst outbreaks in several years.More >>
Wednesday, January 9 2013 5:43 PM EST2013-01-09 22:43:42 GMT
If your workplace is anything like ours, chances are you know someone who has the flu or maybe it's you. A new Facebook app may not be able to determine who gave you the sniffles but it can help determineMore >>
A new Facebook app may not be able to determine who gave you the sniffles but it can help determine who your sick friends are.More >>
Monday, January 7 2013 6:13 PM EST2013-01-07 23:13:00 GMT
Health officials revealed this flu season has become one of the worst outbreaks in several years. During the last week of December 2012, flu cases were widespread in 41 states. To date, seven people inMore >>
Health officials revealed this flu season has become one of the worst outbreaks in several years.More >>
Friday, January 4 2013 9:56 PM EST2013-01-05 02:56:20 GMT
A Campbell County man died from complications to the flu on Friday. According to the Northern Kentucky Health Department, he had a number of underlying medical conditions. This is the first reported deathMore >>
A Campbell County man died from complications to the flu on Friday. According to the Northern Kentucky Health Department, he had a number of underlying medical conditions. This is the first reported death from the virus in Northern Kentucky this season.More >>
A New York soccer club is trying to stop the spread of flu by not allowing kids to high five each other.
We spoke to the Highlands Middle School basketball team to see what they thought about a high five ban.
Most felt a high five is a natural reaction to congratulating a team member, but their coach says a lot of kids have been out sick this year, and it may be one way to keep them healthier.
Whether it's to pump up your team or congratulate a player, the high five has been around for a long time. So does a pediatrician think banning the high five would keep our kids healthier?
"It's interesting. Not necessarily a bad thing," said Dr. Jess Drasnin, pediatrician at ESD Pediatric Group. "I do think it's a little bit of overkill, personally. Then you're going to ban the door knobs? You're going to put gloves on to open the door and to touch anything? We can't live in a bubble."
Dr. Drasnin said it would decrease the transfer of germs, but not enough to significantly decrease your risk.
In Fort Thomas, Coach Mike Herald thinks it may not be such a bad idea.
"I think it's good," said the basketball coach of 35 years. "I don't think it's going too far no. Anything you can do to keep your kids healthy and active, I don't see the downside to it. I don't see anything magic about a high five that enhances anything that couldn't be done other ways."
So what do the "experts" have to say?
"I think we should be able to give high fives because it's like a tradition," said Ryan Leigh, member of the Highlands Middles School basketball team.
"Players should be able to high five when you make a good play," agreed Will Salmon.
"I think they should not ban high fives because it's a way to get your team pumped up," echoed Ben Sisson.
One of the players understood the decision.
"There are lots of other ways you can give your team support besides high five," explained Brandon Finn.
Tuesday, June 18 2013 3:35 PM EDT2013-06-18 19:35:01 GMT
SAND CREEK TOWNSHIP, IN (WAVE) – A 12-year-old Jennings County boy was accidentally shot in the head by his 16-year-old brother late Monday night while handling firearms in their home, according to theMore >>
Investigators said the 16-year-old had been handling a .22 caliber rifle when it discharged while the rest of the family was asleep.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 12:44 PM EDT2013-06-18 16:44:56 GMT
SHELBYVILLE, KY (WAVE) – A teenage girl found dead in a Shelby County creek Monday morning has been identified.Deputy coroner Jeff Ivers said Jackleen Lane, 15, of Bagdad, KY drowned. She was last seenMore >>
How Jackleen Lane, 15, ended up in the creek has not been determined.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 9:23 AM EDT2013-06-18 13:23:30 GMT
A 5-year-old girl set up a lemonade stand across the street from the Westboro Baptist Church compound, and now the group is targeting her. Jayden Sink raised nearly $200 on Friday while she sold lemonadeMore >>
A 5-year-old girl set up a lemonade stand across the street from the Westboro Baptist Church compound, and now the group is targeting her.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 5:15 PM EDT2013-06-18 21:15:10 GMT
SHELBYVILLE, KY (WAVE) - The 15-year-old found dead in a Shelbyville creek Monday morning drowned, according to Deputy Coroner Jack Ivers. The family of Jackleen Lane said she told them she was goingMore >>
The family of Jackleen Lane said she told them she was going to the Shelby County Fair on Saturday, but never called or came home.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 6:23 PM EDT2013-06-18 22:23:04 GMT
Police discover a meth lab at a house in the Jacobsville area of Evansville. Officers were called to the scene at 302 East Tennessee around 11:00 Monday night. That's after receiving complaints of an odorMore >>
Officers were called to the scene at 302 East Tennessee around 11:00 Monday night.More >>