| May 19, 2011
| 11:37 AM
Preparing for disasters has always been part of the mission of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, from hurricanes to flu pandemics.
It was only a matter of time, then, before they decided to weigh in on another calamity of great concern to...
| Apr 29, 2011
| 5:50 AM
Some 2 million Americans adolescents experienced a bout of major depression last year, but only about a third of them got any help in dealing with the sadness, irritability, anxiety, guilt and loss of interest and energy that are the hallmarks of such...
| Jan 5, 2011
Is it feed a cold, starve a fever? Or the other way around?
With cold season upon us, parents are reviewing their folk wisdom and trading elaborate — if unscientific — protocols for reintroducing solid foods to tender tummies. Have you...
| Sep 8, 2010
With kids heading back to school athletics, band practice, drill team and the like across the country, this is a good time to discuss heat-related illnesses and their prevention.
It's always at this time of year that I begin worrying about heat...
| Jul 7, 2010
The loud crack of Thomas Evans' first concussion startled even those on the sidelines when the high- school freshman jumped up to bounce a soccer ball off his head. Instead, he found his teammate's skull with an ear-splitting whack.
| Jun 25, 2010
As a native New Yorker living in Dundalk, Evelyn Lugo uses e-mail to keep in touch with friends and family in the Northeast. As an accounting student at Strayer University, she uses it to communicate with her professors.
So as a parent, why shouldn't she...
| Jun 16, 2010
Parents always want to listen to the pediatrician when a child is sick, but what do the pediatricians want parents to hear when the goal is to keep children well?
We posed that question to three doctors - Dr. Joel B. Steinberg, professor of pediatrics at...
| Sep 23, 2010
The camper only wanted to use the bathroom in the middle of the night. But it was dark at Olympic National Park in Washington and the man did not realize he was near a cliff. "He fell off a cliff over 60 feet into a pile of rocks," said ranger Dan...
| May 27, 2010
Bring on the beach days and lazy picnics: Summer has arrived. But be careful. Too much of a good thing can be deadly.
More than 300 people die each year from heat-related diseases—and thousands get very sick, according to the Centers for Disease...
| Jun 15, 2010
The non-profit Men's Health Network has named the week of June 14-20—the week leading up to Father's Day—as Men's Health Week.
According to the Men's Health Network, many men's health issues are preventable, and Men's Health Week is...
| Aug 12, 2011
| 4:32 PM
State Farm has announced a telematics system that will assist drivers in an emergency, and it???s tied to a program that could help save money on car insurance. In-Drive is a one-touch emergency response, diagnostic and location-based service tool. The......