| Mar 21, 2013
| 11:19 AM
The influential American Academy of Pediatrics has recommended legalizing gay marriage on the grounds that it fosters the good health and well-being of children.
In a policy statement released Thursday, the AAP declared that "scientific evidence affirms...
| Feb 25, 2013
| 1:43 PM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - A group representing pediatricians says disciplining students with out-of-school suspension or expulsion is counterproductive to school goals and should only be used on case by case basis.
The policy statement from the...
| Feb 27, 2013
Ten-year-old Francisco Steib rarely sits through an entire dinner at home. There's still food on everyone's plate when he starts to get fidgety and has to get up.
Francisco, a Lakeview resident who was diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity...
| Feb 9, 2013
| 9:21 PM
Anna Weisser's doctor was already booked when her 6-year-old son, Mason, woke with an earache.
He'd been complaining of headaches for a few days, and Weisser wanted to take him to the family's doctor as quickly as possible. Nurses suggested she try...
| Mar 9, 2013
| 12:57 AM
Management practices at El Centro Regional Medical Center have come under fire in an anonymous letter recently forwarded to the hospital’s board of directors, other city officials and the Imperial Valley Press with “unethical or unlawful...
| Jun 12, 2013
| 1:32 PM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Programs designed to prevent childhood obesity in the home don't affect kids' weight a year or more down the line, according to a review of the evidence.
But that conclusion comes from only a small number of available...
| Jan 30, 2013
When a young child comes down with a cold — congestion, a scratchy sore throat and runny nose, maybe with greenish goo — many parents head straight for the drugstore for a bottle of children's cold medicine.
It's worth it...
| Jan 30, 2013
The recommended schedule of vaccines for children is safe and has done much to dramatically lower the incidence of devastating illnesses, according to a new national scientific study that was partly led by a Northwestern University professor....
| Jan 31, 2013
| 12:50 PM
Does your child snore? If so, have your discussed their snoring with your pediatrician? A new study published in Pediatrics supported the routine screening and tracking of snoring among preschoolers. Pediatricians should routinely be inquiring about...
| Feb 1, 2013
| 2:39 PM
Most parents would do anything to protect their children, but many may not be protecting their children from one disease.
An alarming statistic shows more children than ever before are being diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes. One in three new cases of Type...
| Feb 2, 2013
| 1:03 AM
Groundhog Job Shadow Day was celebrated by agencies and businesses across the Imperial Valley on Friday in hopes students would see themselves as future members of the workforce.
Through the national initiative, 10th- through 12th-grade students had...
| Feb 6, 2013
During the first half of the 20th century, pediatricians generally believed that children's eye problems were largely self-corrective — that a child would grow out of his or her crossed eyes or poor vision. But they were wrong.
Unless a vision...