| Jun 10, 2014
| 3:20 AM
It's become a part of our daily routine.
"Children 5-13 years old are particularily at risk for tick bites and lyme disease because playing outside has been identified as a high-risk activity", says Dr. Kirby Stafford III, Chief...
| Feb 26, 2014
| 10:40 AM
The American Academy of Pediatrics is urging parents to stop taking kids to retail-based health clinics, located in grocery stores and pharmacies, sometimes a cost-effective, quick choice for busy moms and dads trying to deal with kids' common ailments,...
| Jul 9, 2014
| 3:04 PM
Junior high students are having trouble turning away from the television.
A new study from the Centers for Disease Control found that watching TV is a daily habit for close to all middle school age students in America.
It's not surprising that most...
| Jul 8, 2014
| 1:06 PM
The summer months can be a time for lots of fun. Parents need to be aware, however, that potential dangers lurk, especially for infants who are more susceptible to the summer heat.
Parents should take care to keep babies healthy and cool during the...
| Jul 7, 2014
| 6:05 PM
ATLANTA Cooper Harris' size, and the car seat where he perished, could prove crucial to prosecutors who believe his father purposely left the toddler locked in his SUV to die.
Justin Ross Harris asserts that he forgot that his son, obscured by a rear-...
| Jun 30, 2014
| 5:45 PM
Sexting is not a harmless activity that younger teens see as a substitute for real sex. A new study of Los Angeles middle school students finds that those who sent or received sext messages were significantly more likely than their non-sexting peers to be...
| Jun 20, 2014
| 10:23 AM
As the mom of an infant and a toddler, I have been both dreading and dying to hear another parent ask me one question: "Do you have a gun in your house?"
It's a question Ann Marie Crowell of Saugus, Mass., told me she has wished every day for the...
| Jun 27, 2014
| 5:13 PM
America's doctors have joined the chorus urging parents to read daily to their children, instead of handing over iPads or parking the kids in front of the TV.
The American Academy of Pediatrics launched its "literacy promotion" campaign this week,...
| Jun 25, 2014
| 1:37 PM
First Lady Ann Scott came to Florida Hospital in Orlando Wednesday to emphasize the importance of reading to babies.
Scott shared her baby journal “Love. Read. Learn!” with new parents. Her visit and the journal encourage parents to read...
| Jun 24, 2014
| 5:05 AM
Watch your knees, girls.
A new study in Pediatrics, the journal for the American Academy of Pediatrics, found that anterior cruciate ligament injuries are on the rise, and girls are more likely to get this injury than their male friends.
In the U.S....
| Jun 24, 2014
| 3:30 PM
Any experienced parent will tell you: You really can't expect your kids to start reading until long after they start talking. If your daughter or son can make out words at 4, jump for joy. And this parent, like many others, learned the hard way that it'...