| 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...
| Mar 16, 2012
| 4:35 PM
Police take Kony 2012’s Jason Russell to mental hospital...
| Aug 5, 2011
| 4:34 PM
Two F-16 fighter jets intercepted a plane flown by a 75-year-old woman after it entered restricted airspace during President Barack Obama's recent visit to Chicago, …...
| Aug 10, 2011
| 9:35 PM
In June, a psychiatric patient at Olive View jumped from a sixth-floor window. The California Department of Public Health was still investigating the incident this week, according to a spokesman for the Department of Health Services....
| Aug 11, 2011
| 4:33 PM
Northwest Community Hospital revealed its new emergency room this week, marking the completion of its multi-year $250 million renovation and expansion project. Renovations include 45 …...