| Sep 8, 2014
| 2:36 PM
The Williamsburg-James City County School Board would do well to study a proposal set to go before the Fairfax County School Board Monday night.
According to a report from WJLA in Washington, Superintendent Karen Garza's plan would have high school...
| Sep 5, 2014
| 5:05 PM
A Glendale resident asked school officials this week to explore implementing later start times for middle and high school students.
During a school board meeting on Tuesday, Alfred Hacopian referred to the recent policy stance made by the American...
| Aug 29, 2014
| 11:39 AM
It’s autumn and this time of year, everyone’s schedule slows down a bit, as outdoor activities wind down and kids return to school. But they still get everyday minor health ailments, such as headaches and insomnia from back-to-school...
| Aug 29, 2014
| 1:51 PM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Mothers who give birth in areas with higher concentrations of African-Americans are less likely to get breastfeeding support on maternity wards than mothers in other communities, a new study shows.
| Aug 24, 2014
| 9:18 PM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Middle and high schools should delay their start times to at least 8:30 a.m. to benefit the health and welfare of students, according to a new policy statement from a large organization of U.S. pediatricians.
Instead of having...
| Aug 29, 2014
| 10:35 AM
For years, Americans have seen proposals come and go on starting classes later for students in high schools and middle schools.
In 1999, the California Legislature had a bill to delay school start times; it didn't pass. In 2005, Pittsburgh school...
| Aug 25, 2014
| 1:27 PM
If you thought trying to get a groggy teenager out of bed in time for school each morning was your own private struggle, you thought wrong.
The American Academy of Pediatrics declared the chronic sleepiness of our nation's teenagers a public health...
| Aug 13, 2014
| 3:43 AM
New sneakers, freshly sharpened pencils and lunch money.
It's not here yet...but, it's coming.
The first day of school.
This important yearly event is no doubt exciting yet it can also cause extreme nerves in some kids. Parents can start prepping...
| Aug 20, 2014
| 6:58 AM
This November, Florida voters will decide the fate of Amendment 2, which would allow marijuana to be recommended for medical purposes. If passed, this amendment would be enshrined in the state's constitution, and essentially, Florida could not turn back....
| Aug 26, 2014
| 7:46 AM
American teenagers don't get enough sleep, often because their "biological sleep rhythms" clash with the wake-up times required by their schools' early starts -- and that's a problem says the American Academy of Pediatrics. The physicians group this...
| Aug 7, 2014
| 1:44 PM
This week, Glamour released pictures to be featured in its September issue of Olivia Wilde breastfeeding her 5-month-old son Otis. Sitting in a diner, clad in a Roberto Cavalli dress nursing her naked infant, Wilde looks gorgeous and at ease. She embodies...
| Aug 19, 2014
| 11:21 AM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Less than a third of teens say their doctors have spoken to them about tobacco use, according to a new study.
"Given that tobacco is still the number one preventable cause of death and disease in the U.S., it is surprising...