| Aug 25, 2011
| 11:39 AM
A state delegate from Virginia recently wrote on this page that "Sexual orientation is not limited to same- or complementary-sex attractions but includes attractions to children, prostitutes, multiple wives (polygamy), dead persons (necrophilia), animals,...
| Oct 5, 2011
| 7:46 AM
If Maryland motorists demonstrate too little respect for school bus safety, then drivers in Baltimore County are practically off the charts. Unfortunately, there's not much sign of that worrisome attitude changing any time soon.
That's because the...
| May 4, 2011
| 4:30 AM
While delighted to learn from Michael Hawthorne's article ("Pediatricians Seek Change in Lax Toxic Chemicals Law," April 25) that the American Academy of Pediatrics has joined a national campaign to revise the 1976 Toxic Substance Control Act (TSCA), such...
| May 23, 2011
| 3:01 PM
Finally, the description of Maryland as a "nanny state" could actually apply — and it's a good thing.
Late last week, a state task force recommended that crib bumpers, the padded liners used on the inside of baby cribs, be declared a hazard. They...
| Jun 16, 2011
| 2:09 PM
If there's a single statement that everyone who works in the field of autism can agree on, it's that there is so much that we still don't know.
Medical professionals can't even definitively say why more children are being diagnosed as having autism or...
| Feb 27, 2012
| 2:54 PM
The American Academy of Pediatrics today reaffirmed its position that women should breast feed for at least a year to get the best health benefits for their babies.
The group said in a paper published in the March issue of Pediatrics that women should...
| Mar 29, 2012
| 4:37 PM
As a certified athletic trainer at Archbishop Spalding, T.J. Morgan considers himself fortunate. He has never had to deal with a catastrophic situation in 14 years of administering to Cavaliers student-athletes.
Such situations are rare, but should he...
| Apr 10, 2012
| 9:42 AM
State lawmakers have passed legislation pushed by Maryland doctors that will change the state's child safety seat laws.
The law requires children under the age of 8 to sit in a child car safety seats unless they are 4'9" or taller.
The bill, pushed by...
| Apr 11, 2012
| 10:19 AM
Throughout the United States, a potentially lethal war is erupting. It is a war that puts millions of innocent lives in danger and undermines the centuries-long sacred bond between physicians and patients. This is a war between pediatricians and...
| Oct 23, 2011
Dr. Louise Schnaufer, an internationally renowned pediatric surgeon who had been associated with Union Memorial Hospital and Johns Hopkins Hospital early in her career, died Oct. 14 of complications from Alzheimer's disease at Cathedral Village, a...
| May 18, 2012
| 7:30 AM
As physicians who treat overweight children in Maryland daily, we strongly support the views expressed by Horizon Foundation CEO Nikki Highsmith Vernick in her recent commentary on childhood obesity ("A healthier way to snack," May 15). We urge parents to...
| May 17, 2012
| 4:30 PM
A day after the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention cut in half the threshold for determining lead exposure in the nation's children, pediatricians faced the task of identifying new cases from thousands of their old files.