| Apr 17, 2012
| 9:45 AM
Rathi Asaithambi's April 11 op-ed advocating a federally mandatory vaccination policy with no exemptions ("Time to get tough on vaccine refusal") is based on straw man arguments and ignorance of documented adverse effects of vaccines. There is no "anti...
| Feb 11, 2013
| 8:25 AM
When Jonah Posner developed a fever last spring, his mother, Tracy, didn’t think much of it. The then-2-year-old was eating, drinking and sleeping as he usually did.
“He had no other symptoms besides the fever,” Tracy Posner says....
| Jan 20, 2013
| 8:00 AM
Maryland's pediatricians applaud President Barack Obama for his leadership in the wake of the gun violence at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. ("Obama pledges fight for gun laws," Jan. 17).
The president's federal policy recommendations...
| Nov 27, 2012
| 1:34 PM
Most parents know it well. The day when school is closed, children are home and the walls begin to close in around you by the hour.
Throughout the winter, snow, cold temperatures and rain can leave children aimlessly searching for things to do inside...
| Dec 30, 2012
| 5:00 AM
Every day, Marylanders are exposed to pesticides in our drinking water, on our food and through chemicals in our homes, lawns and public spaces. We also encounter pesticides in our rivers and streams and the Chesapeake Bay. While these exposures are often...
| Nov 21, 2012
| 4:00 AM
Pregnant women who smoke run into the risk of their children have reading problems later in life, a Yale School of Medicine study has found.
The reserachers looked at the reading tests of 5,000 students and found that many whose mothers smoked while...
| Nov 27, 2012
| 3:21 PM
From Liz Atwood: For years we’ve heard about the teen and tween girls who have a negative body image. Trying to emulate the unnaturally thin models they see on TV or in magazines, they can starve themselves to death.
But a new study shows that not...
| Sep 29, 2012
| 4:21 PM
When she was 13 years old and created a charitable foundation, Josie's Smiles for Pediatrics, Josie Grant of Taneytown couldn't imagine that her flair for philanthropy would carry her to the Nation's Capital.
But there she was last week, touring the...
| Sep 8, 2010
| 2:12 PM
For 10-year-old Jacob Krause, getting ready for the new school year wasn't a simple matter of back-to-school shopping. It also involved working out logistics for getting to the bathroom as many as 20 times during a single school day.
| Nov 9, 2011
| 3:24 PM
Jay Perman feels a touch ashamed now of the thoughts he had when he first started seeing droplets of fat in the livers of adolescent patients.
Like any person on the street might, the pediatrician believed these hefty kids simply needed to stop gorging...
| Sep 13, 2011
| 4:08 PM
Dr. James Patrick Connaughton, a psychiatrist who was the founder and first director of what became the Johns Hopkins Children and Adolescent Mental Health Center, died Sunday of pancreatic cancer at his Cloisters home in the Woodbrook neighborhood of...
| Nov 16, 2011
| 12:29 PM
Stefanie F. Bergey, a child psychologist, died Nov. 9 of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or Lou Gehrig's disease, at her Homeland residence.
She was 62.
Stefanie Friday Antonakos was born in Athens, and when she was a young child, she immigrated with her...