| Jun 10, 2014
| 1:30 PM
The Food and Drug Administration, underlining the potential health benefits to infants and young children of fatty acids found plentifully in fish, on Tuesday urged pregnant women and new mothers to consume more fish and to feed it more often to their...
| Jun 11, 2014
| 2:30 AM
More antibiotics go into the food we eat than we take ourselves. About 80 percent of all antibiotics sold in the United States are used on farm animals. Most animals are dosed regularly--sometimes even daily--with antibiotic-laced food and water in a...
| May 28, 2014
| 1:44 PM
Just when I thought it was safe to never again write a column about Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder and the abuse of medicating millions of American children, another study comes out that proves what many of us have been saying since the ADHD...
| Jun 20, 2014
| 10:23 AM
As the mom of an infant and a toddler, I have been both dreading and dying to hear another parent ask me one question: "Do you have a gun in your house?"
It's a question Ann Marie Crowell of Saugus, Mass., told me she has wished every day for the...
| Jun 11, 2014
| 6:00 AM
It's finally feeling like summer here on the East Coast and everyone is counting down to the end of the school year. While summer brings with it many great activities such as boating, swimming and hiking, it also brings tons of potential dangers to your...
| Jun 24, 2014
| 3:30 PM
Any experienced parent will tell you: You really can't expect your kids to start reading until long after they start talking. If your daughter or son can make out words at 4, jump for joy. And this parent, like many others, learned the hard way that it'...
| Jun 27, 2014
| 5:13 PM
America's doctors have joined the chorus urging parents to read daily to their children, instead of handing over iPads or parking the kids in front of the TV.
The American Academy of Pediatrics launched its "literacy promotion" campaign this week,...
| Jun 28, 2014
| 12:00 PM
As summer swings into view and the lengthening days and higher sun push the mercury to brow-sweating levels outside, the AAA Mid-Atlantic auto club would like motorists to think about how hot it can get inside a car, according to spokeswoman Christine...
| Jun 30, 2014
| 5:45 PM
Sexting is not a harmless activity that younger teens see as a substitute for real sex. A new study of Los Angeles middle school students finds that those who sent or received sext messages were significantly more likely than their non-sexting peers to be...
| Jun 10, 2014
| 3:20 AM
It's become a part of our daily routine.
"Children 5-13 years old are particularily at risk for tick bites and lyme disease because playing outside has been identified as a high-risk activity", says Dr. Kirby Stafford III, Chief...
| Mar 6, 2014
| 10:30 AM
Just a minute!
How many times have you said that to your kids on vacation at a pool or a beach while you finish a call, rummage for the sunscreen or turn around to grab a beach towel.
Most times, thankfully, that minute means nothing. But for some a few...
| Mar 14, 2014
| 1:18 PM
The face of cholesterol testing just got a lot younger.
The American Academy of Pediatrics recently revised guidelines for annual well-child visits, adding a recommendation that all children between the ages of 9 and 11 get a dyslipidemiascreen, which...