Thousands of U.S. Babies Born With Cleft Lip, Palate Each Year

MONDAY, Dec. 31 (HealthDay News) -- When Americans hear "cleft lip" or "cleft palate," they often think of children in developing countries, but U.S. babies are by no means immune to the birth defect.

How One N.Y. Family Met the Challenge of an Oral Birth Defect

MONDAY, Dec. 31 (HealthDay News) -- Angela Morales-Patterson first knew something was wrong when she heard a nurse gasp just after delivery of her baby.

Health Tip: Signs That Your Child May Have Juvenile Arthritis

(HealthDay News) -- Joint pain may be a common complaint among children, but prolonged joint pain accompanied by swelling can be signs of juvenile arthritis.

Health Tip: Soothing Morning Sickness

(HealthDay News) -- Morning sickness can plague a mother-to-be all day, preventing her from getting the nutrition she and her baby need.

Survival of 'Obamacare' Tops List of Biggest Health News in 2012

MONDAY, Dec. 31 (HealthDay News) -- With millions of Americans watching and waiting, the U.S. Supreme Court largely upheld the Obama Administration's health care reform legislation, making the survival of "Obamacare" this year's top health news story.

Another New Year's Hazard: Drunk Walking

MONDAY, Dec. 31 (HealthDay News) -- With New Year's Eve approaching and champagne set to flow, cautionary messages about the perils of drunk driving abound. But this year one trauma expert addressed a far less publicized concern: drunk walking.

Don't Cut School Recess, Pediatricians Say

MONDAY, Dec. 31 (HealthDay News) -- Since the advent of the federal government's No Child Left Behind Act in 2001, some schools have been cutting or eliminating recess to spend more time teaching academics.

Hillary Clinton Hospitalized With Blood Clot

MONDAY, Dec. 31 (HealthDay News) -- Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was admitted late Sunday to a hospital in New York City after doctors discovered a blood clot linked to a concussion she suffered earlier this month, a State Department spokesman said.