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  • Dr. Louise Schnaufer

    Dr. Louise Schnaufer
    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...
  • Time to ban bumpers

    Time to ban bumpers
    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...
  • Social Media Do's and Don'ts

    Social Media Do's and Don'ts
    OMG P911 In social media slang, the above means “Oh my God, parent alert,” and that is just what parents have to be these days ... alert to what their kids are doing and saying in this digital world. With all of the social media outlets...
  • State revises breastfeeding recommendations

    State revises breastfeeding recommendations
    State health officials have revised recommendations for hospitals after receiving nearly 130 comments on an initital draft on the issue. In an effort to improve breastfeeding rates The Department of Health and Mental Hygiene is working to make...
  • Good morning, Baltimore: Need to know for Monday

    Good morning, Baltimore: Need to know for Monday
    WEATHER The National Weather Service is calling for Monday to be mostly cloudy in the Baltimore area, with a high near 87 and south winds 5 to 9 miles per hour. There will be patchy fog before 9 a.m., and then a 30 percent chance of scattered showers and...
  • Circumcision's benefits outweigh risks, doctors' group says

    Circumcision's benefits outweigh risks, doctors' group says
    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....
  • Backpack safety for kids

    Backpack safety for kids
    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...
  • Maryland considers crib bumper standards instead of ban

    Maryland considers crib bumper standards instead of ban
    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...
  • Letter: Critic of same-sex marriage bolstered argument with flawed study

    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...
  • Letter: Anti-gay marriage letter misses the mark, widely

    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...
  • Hopkins ethicists say consent needed for Jewish circumcision ritual

    Hopkins ethicists say consent needed for Jewish circumcision ritual
    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...
  • Whooping cough making a comeback in Md., U.S.

    Whooping cough making a comeback in Md., U.S.
    Public health officials are warning adults and adolescents to get booster shots in the wake of an unusually large number of cases of whooping cough this year around the nation and in Maryland. More than 20,000 cases of the respiratory disease were...