| 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...
| 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...
| Feb 18, 2012
| 8:00 AM
I applaud the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene's move to improve supports for breastfeeding women and their babies, both in the hospital and following discharge ("Maryland seeks to improve support for mothers to breast-feed," Feb. 11)....
| May 17, 2012
| 4:30 PM
A day after the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention cut in half the threshold for determining lead exposure in the nation's children, pediatricians faced the task of identifying new cases from thousands of their old files.
| Oct 23, 2012
| 9:55 AM
Parents who feed their kids an organic diet may not be giving them the health advantage they think.
There is no evidence eating organic foods cuts back on the risk of disease over the long-run, the American Academy of Pediatrics said in a report this...
| 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...
| Oct 26, 2012
| 11:21 AM
Dr. Alice Heisler Hissey, medical director of the University of Maryland Medical Center's Behavioral Pediatrics Clinic who also was a consultant to city public schools, died Oct. 18 of pancreatic cancer at her Columbia home.
The former Catonsville and...
| Oct 24, 2012
| 9:31 AM
Latest in a series of school board candidate profiles.
The next four years are going to be critical for Howard County schools, said Board of Education incumbent Janet Siddiqui.
A new superintendent is at the helm, the federal Common Core Standards...
| Jun 8, 2012
| 4:52 PM
Maryland health officials continued their push to become the first state to ban the sale of bumper pads that line the inside of baby cribs, introducing proposed language Friday for regulations that could go into effect next year.
The regulations would...
| Oct 17, 2012
| 10:55 AM
First-time parents may not always know how to care for their newborn's skin or recognize common conditions. Most problems resolve themselves, and the basic rule of thumb for washing and choosing products is to go with what's simple, says Dr. Kate B....
| 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.