| Dec 9, 2013
| 7:00 AM
A medical journal that recently concluded that violence in PG-13 movies is skyrocketing has a new report showing that almost 90% of the highest-grossing recent movies have violent characters, more than three-quarters of which also engage in drinking,...
| Nov 21, 2013
| 4:22 PM
St. Luke's Health Network's union with St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children is paying new dividends in the valley. St. Christopher’s Pediatric Urgent Care in Allentown is now open, the hospitals announced today. It's located at St. Luke...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 1:33 PM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Kids with same-sex parents are less likely to have private insurance than those with opposite-sex married parents, according to a new study.
But some of those differences go away when states allow same-sex marriage or civil...
| Oct 25, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Twice a day, Jennifer Anderson sits down to pump her breast milk.
Anderson will set aside a little for those times when she isn't around to nurse her 7-month-old daughter. But most will be shipped to a local processing facility and eventually will...
| Oct 28, 2013
| 4:57 PM
After Krista Rickards' daughter Sarah suffered a severe concussion on a high school volleyball court in September 2010, the teenager returned to school in a matter of days. Sarah looked just fine. But she quickly became a regular at the school nurse's...
| Oct 28, 2013
| 6:46 AM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Families should make a "media use plan" and set clear rules about TV, cell phones and other devices, pediatricians said today.
That includes limiting kids' screen time to one or two hours per day. Parents should also keep...
| Oct 29, 2013
| 5:53 AM
When I asked my daughter recently how far along she was in her book, her response was "67 percent." Which reminded us just how much kids today are "digital natives" and how even old-school activities like reading now often take place on screens. But the...
| Nov 4, 2013
| 2:14 AM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Whether children can and should participate in strength training has been a contentious issue. But new research suggests it is safe and may encourage young people to be more active in their everyday lives.
| Sep 27, 2013
| 12:30 PM
Q: My daughter is 4-foot-7, and weighs 132 pounds. She also has high blood pressure and reflux. I've been trying to cut back on sugar drinks and fried food. Can you suggest any other changes to her eating plan to help?
A: It's great that you're working...
| Sep 17, 2013
| 9:58 AM
| Sep 30, 2013
| 1:22 PM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - More parents are putting their babies to sleep next to them in bed, a new study suggests.
Researchers found that over the past 20 years, bed-sharing has become more common, especially among black and Hispanic families.
| Sep 20, 2013
| 5:35 PM
A Monterey Park pediatrician is accused of doling out prescription-strength diet pills to adults who had no legitimate need for the drug, according to an indictment unsealed Friday in Los Angeles County Superior Court.
Dr. Thomas Lin, who operates a...