| Oct 9, 2013
| 10:55 AM
As Florida officials investigate the deaths of 95 infants believed to be caused by unsafe sleeping conditions, the state on Wednesday announced a campaign with first responders to prevent further tragedy.
The deaths took place from Jan. 1 to Aug. 9...
| Oct 27, 2013
| 9:17 PM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Although teenagers should be encouraged to abstain from sex, they should also have access to cheap condoms, pediatricians said Monday.
In a policy statement, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Committee on Adolescence...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
While bullying has always been a problem encountered during childhood and adolescence, we all know it's on the rise. When a child is intentionally and repeatedly mean to another child, the cycle begins. Bullying occurs on the...
| Sep 17, 2013
| 9:20 PM
I remember the appointment vividly. My infant daughter waited unknowingly for the shots; my 2-year-old son, worried, began to sing her favorite song. My son and I got our faces up close and touched my daughter's hands and belly while the doctor...
| Oct 24, 2013
| 4:30 PM
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: Do babies need vitamin D supplements? I have three children and am pregnant with my fourth. I've never been told until now that I should plan to give the baby vitamin D.
ANSWER: Research has shown a noticeable rise in the number of...
| Oct 15, 2013
| 1:52 PM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Watching a favorite television show may feel relaxing, but in a new study, the longer 30-somethings spent in front of the TV, the stiffer their arteries — a sign of likely heart disease in the future.
"The fact that your...
| Oct 28, 2013
| 6:46 AM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Families should make a "media use plan" and set clear rules about TV, cell phones and other devices, pediatricians said today.
That includes limiting kids' screen time to one or two hours per day. Parents should also keep...
| Oct 29, 2013
| 5:53 AM
When I asked my daughter recently how far along she was in her book, her response was "67 percent." Which reminded us just how much kids today are "digital natives" and how even old-school activities like reading now often take place on screens. But the...
| Nov 29, 2013
| 2:22 PM
Adam Lanza was a deeply troubled young man who never should have had access to guns. But as the state's investigative report released this week made clear, Mr. Lanza had easy access to several guns that were legally purchased by his mother and kept in the...
| Nov 13, 2013
| 9:03 AM
In a review of the 945 top-grossing films since 1950, researchers for the American Academy of Pediatrics found that movies rated PG-13 have become progressively more violent, with gunplay tripling since 1985. In fact, today’s PG-13 movies are more...
| Dec 9, 2013
| 7:00 AM
A medical journal that recently concluded that violence in PG-13 movies is skyrocketing has a new report showing that almost 90% of the highest-grossing recent movies have violent characters, more than three-quarters of which also engage in drinking,...
| Nov 11, 2013
| 9:50 AM
A comprehensive study of violence in movies rated PG-13 has found that gunplay has tripled in such films since 1985, when the rating was introduced, and further concluded that from 2009 to 2012, PG-13 films have contained as much or more violence than...