| Feb 25, 2014
Down with stakeholders.
The American Academy of Pediatrics has come out against affordable healthcare for kids. Retail medical clinics — at drugstores, Wal-Marts, etc. — are cropping up across the nation, thanks in part to the expected...
| Feb 24, 2014
Statistics are prompting change on the road. According to the U.S. Department of Transportation's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), side-impact car crashes kill at least five small children and leave about 60 with serious injuries...
| Feb 10, 2014
| 5:17 PM
Our kids may be consuming more caffeine than we realize. A new study finds that 73% of children and young adults in the United States have caffeine in their systems on any given day.
Over the last 10 years, the overall percentage of children and young...
| Feb 19, 2014
| 11:36 AM
Would a spanking proposal introduced by a Wichita lawmaker give Kansas teachers new leeway to rough up the state's schoolchildren?
That’s how some online reports have characterized the measure, which was introduced last week by Rep. Gail Finney --...
| Jan 23, 2014
| 10:02 AM
Two actions this week by the government aim to strengthen child safety seat guidelines. Yesterday the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) proposed a first-ever side impact test to ensure safety of a child passenger under 40 pounds in...
| Jan 29, 2014
| 1:47 PM
Screen time, or the time children spend in front of some electronic device, dominates a growing number of hours in children’s lives. And one Lake Mary dad is working to reverse that trend.
Chad Crawford, a father of four and host of the Emmy...
| Jan 20, 2014
Going to the grocery store or a big box establishment as a new mom toting along a small baby is such an overwhelming trip to take. And being too tired and frazzled doesn't matter when food and diapers are needed. Oftentimes, parents will rest the infant...
| Dec 30, 2013
| 2:32 PM
Both the American Medical Assn. and the American Academy of Pediatrics advise doctors to talk to their teenage patients about sex, but discussions about sexual feelings and health occurred in only 65% of the checkups analyzed in a new study.
| Oct 30, 2013
| 5:32 PM
As American children play team sports in greater numbers and with growing intensity, their risk of getting a concussion has grown but the science of preventing, diagnosing and treating this increasingly frequent brain injury remains maddeningly...
| Dec 18, 2013
| 11:22 AM
As we enter the coldest time of the year in Los Angeles, staying warm becomes a top priority, especially for families with young children. Babies may be brought to sleep with their parents in a bed, dressed in extra layers of clothing at nighttime or...
| Dec 25, 2013
| 2:30 AM
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the American Academy of Pediatrics collaborated on an online article for publication in the December issue of Pediatrics which offers updated guidance on treating respiratory tract infections in...
| Dec 15, 2013
| 7:55 PM
LOVELOCK, Nev. — For years, school nurse Deborah Pontius came to work with nits to pick. On some days in this isolated central Nevada town, she'd actually sift through the hair of students found with live head lice.
But something bigger bugged...