| May 21, 2013
| 4:18 PM
By the end of high school, 12% of teens say they have taken a stimulant medication for reasons other than to treat attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). But parents, including many of those whose kids are taking ADHD drugs in a bid to boost...
| May 21, 2013
| 9:44 PM
Grant applications from families that need funds for children's health services are being sought by the UnitedHealthcare Children's Foundation.
Families that need to pay for services or equipment that is not completely covered by a health insurance...
| May 14, 2013
| 9:01 PM
Kim Strong was 41 and seemed like the picture of health. She had a muscular and athletic build, low blood pressure, low cholesterol and a healthy diet. In her first four decades of life, she'd never had any serious medical issues.
Then, one day last...
| May 9, 2013
In the face of troubling childhood obesity rates and what it sees as low milk consumption rates, the dairy industry says it has a solution: Offer kids flavored milk that uses low-calorie artificial sweeteners.
The only problem, industry...
| May 8, 2013
| 3:40 PM
Memo to the skeptics: Orlando appears to be supporting three children's hospitals just fine, thank you very much.
Ask Olympic gymnast Gabby Douglas. Or Ashley Greene of "Twilight" fame. Jameer Nelson or Johnny Damon could tell you.
Shaq even made a...
| Apr 29, 2013
| 4:11 PM
A bill that would provide protection to young children against toxic chemicals — both before and after birth — was unfortunately bottled up in the General Assembly's Appropriations Committee last week but should be revived by amendment...
| Apr 29, 2013
| 6:00 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Trail mix. Potato chips. And now gum.
With a growing number of foods boasting added caffeine for an energy boost, the Food and Drug Administration says it's time to investigate their safety.
The FDA's new look at added caffeine...
| Apr 28, 2013
Studying the top five mayoral contenders before the March primary, The Times selected Eric Garcetti as the candidate most likely to rise to the occasion and lead Los Angeles into a successful future.
Now the runoff between Garcetti and Wendy Greuel is...
| Apr 16, 2013
| 9:25 PM
Despite temperatures in the 20s and 30s, some students walked barefoot around Northern State University Tuesday.
"It's really cold," said Courtney Kosters, 19, a freshman from Selby.
Koster's choice to strut around barefoot was to recognize One...
| May 9, 2012
Twenty-five years ago, scientists gathered in a cramped government laboratory and set fire to specially designed chairs, TVs and electrical cables packed with flame retardants. For the next half-hour, they carefully measured how much the chemicals...
| Aug 27, 2012
| 4:03 PM
The state’s largest association of doctors is making a last-ditch attempt to resurrect a popular children’s health program eliminated by Gov. Jerry Brown earlier this year. The California Medical Assn., which represents more than 30,000...
| Mar 24, 2012
| 7:16 PM
Los Angeles resident Rosa Ceron and her family have been struggling to make ends meet since she lost her job and her husband suffered a heart attack.
Many necessities, including regular doctor and dentist visits, were put on the back burner because,...