| Nov 14, 2012
| 9:01 AM
Maryland health officials want the state's hospitals to play a larger role in encouraging mothers to breast-feed in the crucial hours after they give birth, as growing evidence points to the health benefits of feeding babies human milk.
| Nov 16, 2012
| 3:36 PM
Maryland health officials have published final regulations to prohibit the sale of decorative bumpers that line the inside of baby cribs, making this the first state with such a ban.
The regulations issued by the Maryland Department of Health and...
| Oct 4, 2012
| 8:14 AM
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•All Together Now. Saturdays, 10:15 and 11:30 a.m. All ages; 30 minutes.
•Book Boosters. First Wednesdays, 7 p.m.
•English Conversation Club. Mondays, 10 a.m.; and...
| Oct 26, 2012
| 11:21 AM
Dr. Alice Heisler Hissey, medical director of the University of Maryland Medical Center's Behavioral Pediatrics Clinic who also was a consultant to city public schools, died Oct. 18 of pancreatic cancer at her Columbia home.
The former Catonsville and...
| Oct 25, 2012
| 7:30 AM
I was a little confused by Marie-Alberte Boursiquot's recent letter ("Catholic doctors for traditional marriage," Oct. 20). The headline over it says traditional marriage, but in her letter she uses the term "authentic marriage."
I had never heard that...
| Oct 26, 2012
| 4:00 AM
More than 30 years of scientific research have shown that children do best when raised by two loving, committed parents, regardless of gender. This is the conclusion reached by a comprehensive review of virtually every study on the subject conducted by...
| Nov 1, 2012
| 11:24 AM
We have a joke in my house that whenever the boys are out of sorts, we attribute it to puberty. It turns out, this might not be so funny. New research shows that boys, like girls, are reaching puberty earlier—as young as 9 in some cases.
| Sep 24, 2012
| 10:37 AM
McClelan's letter in response to mine of Sept. 6 on same sex marriage is full of logical errors ("Flawed assumptions litter argument against same-sex marriage," Sept.13).
The fact that marriage has always been a loving committed relationship between a...
| Mar 25, 2013
| 9:00 AM
Moms are feeding their babies solid foods before their bodies are developed enough to handle it, a new study by the Centers For Disease Control has found.
The American Academy of Pediatrics has long advised that babies don't get solid food until they are...
| Mar 14, 2013
| 11:15 AM
The recent feature article regarding nurseries ("Making rooms for baby," March 10) provides nice design advice, but it fails to provide safe advice for a sleeping newborn. Many of the photographs in the article highlight unsafe cribs.
In the Baltimore...
| Mar 19, 2013
| 8:02 AM
Eleven-year-old Tyler Parker-Rollins says being vegan isn't always easy. But he says it's also "fun" and that he plans to be one "forever."
His 9-year-old brother, Will, loved it when his friends tried vegan pizza at his birthday party and "they...
| Mar 15, 2013
| 3:19 PM
A new mobile app developed by the American Academy of Pediatrics aims to help children stay free from sports injuries by encouraging them to do some home strength-training.
The IronKids app includes workout demonstrations and tips from Dr. Jordan Metzl,...