As summer approaches and youth begin to work on the farm, Safe Kids Carroll County Coalition wants to ensure safety by monitoring size, physical strength, training and cognitive ability, as well as age of youth, when deciding farm chores and jobs.
Parents have been urged to limit screen time at home, now it's time to address the same dangers to our children's health at school. The Maryland legislature needs to direct the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene to create enforceable, medically approved safety guidelines to protect our children, now that computers are required for their daily school work.
Sixty-nine top cancer centers from around the country have joined forces to urge more widespread use of the vaccine to treat the human papillomavirus, which can lead to deadly cervical, throat and other cancers.
Only 1 out of 3 Americans own a gun and I respect their right to do so. But it is time for the majority of us to stand up for our rights to be safe from the minority who place all of us at risk because they refuse reasonable gun control and safety regulations, as we have for cars, car seats, pill bottles and far less dangerous items in our environment.
We can save lives by making vaccines available to all children everywhere. Currently, there is bipartisan legislation in Congress that would do just that, the Reach Every Mother and Child Act of 2015 (S. 1911/H.R. 3706). The bill, supported by the American Academy of Pediatrics, coordinates a U.S. government strategy to accelerate the reduction of preventable maternal, newborn and child deaths worldwide, helping the United States achieve its commitment to work with countries around the globe to
The Hogan administration plans to require that all Maryland 1-year-olds and 2-year-olds be tested for lead poisoning, declaring the new rule is needed because thousands of youngsters are at risk for lasting health problems.
Baltimore Health Department officials have credited a program that dispenses birth control to students with helping to reduce the teenage pregnancy rate, renewing debate about the decades-old practice in the city's schools.
When we as the region's doctors speak to the public about vaccines, it's about more than individual health. It's about the health of our community. It's about our mutual obligation to one other. It's about the value of vaccines to safeguard the future of Baltimore.
More needs to be done to address a hidden toll of violence that is creating a ripple of social ills in Baltimore, including hurting children's ability to learn, community advocates and health professionals say.
Investigative reporting by The Baltimore Sun has raised a number of questions about the care that the state's most vulnerable children are receiving and suggested that policies and procedures to safeguard children are not being fully followed.