| Dec 30, 2012
| 5:00 AM
Every day, Marylanders are exposed to pesticides in our drinking water, on our food and through chemicals in our homes, lawns and public spaces. We also encounter pesticides in our rivers and streams and the Chesapeake Bay. While these exposures are often...
| Aug 27, 2012
| 4:58 AM
The American Academy of Pediatrics is modifying its stance on circumcision for the first time in more than a decade, acknowledging that the health benefits outweigh the risks of the procedure, which involves removing the foreskin of a baby boy's penis....
| Sep 5, 2012
| 12:07 PM
Backpacks are bad for a child's health if not used correctly.
When worn appropriately, backpacks are better than shoulder bags or purses.
The stomach and back muscles support the weight of the backpack and allow for even distribution across a child's...
| Jan 7, 2013
| 11:00 AM
As we begin a new year with new resolutions, I think it is important we move forward toward a more proactive society and less reactive one. One particular event that I believe truly points to this is the tragic shooting that occurred in Newtown, Conn....
| Sep 5, 2012
| 1:19 PM
The beginning of the school year often means morning battles between parents and their children who don't want to get out of bed in the morning. But a good night's sleep is crucial to a student's performance in school. Dr. Scott Krugman, chairman of the...
| Sep 7, 2012
| 5:44 PM
The state will consider adopting voluntary safety standards rather than an all-out ban on bumper pads that line the inside of cribs and have been determined a hazard to babies.
The Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene has been pushing...
| Sep 11, 2012
| 12:29 PM
Well, I am willing to go along with Ms. Currano on this one if she is able to explain how heterosexual marriages are not experimenting on children. When a pair of 20-somethings go down the aisle under the diagnosis of a gynecologist, I would suggest...
| Sep 9, 2012
| 10:42 AM
While the premise of the letter that only marriage between a man and a woman "provides a safe environment for children (by connecting) them to their two biological parents" and that children raised by same-sex parents would fare worse later in life than...
| Sep 13, 2012
| 1:10 PM
Update: The New York City Board of Health voted unanimously to require parents to sign consent forms before their kids can have Jewish ritual circumcision. Read the New York Times account here.
A group of Johns Hopkins ethicists have written a letter...
| Feb 22, 2013
| 6:44 AM
Choosing a first bike can be daunting, but these tips can help narrow down the options.
At first glance, the wall of children’s bicycles at any area bike shop or big-box retailer can be paralyzing: Spider-Man bikes, Littlest Pet Shop bikes,...
| Mar 31, 2011
| 4:22 PM
??? Over in Adryon's Kitchen, she's making Pickle Chicken. Finally, something to do with all those extra chickens lying around the house.??? President Obama has declared today Cesar Chavez day??? Pasteurization, sooo boring. The raw-milk-wanters have a...
| Jan 31, 2012
| 8:18 AM
A Maryland doctors' group is pushing legislation to bolster the state's child safety seat laws, a move designed to better protect toddlers from head, neck and spinal injuries during accidents.
The Maryland State Medical Society, also known as MedChi,...