| Oct 20, 2014
| 5:48 PM
This advice by the American Academy of Pediatrics -- to encourage teenaged girls to use "long-acting reversible contraceptives" -- makes me nervous.
I get the fact that IUDs allow young women (and their parents) to not worry about unplanned pregnancies,...
| Sep 2, 2014
| 4:44 AM
I know you're SUPPOSED to brush twice a day, floss and visit the dentist every 6 months, but I think this new recommendation seems like a bit much.
According to this article, The American Academy of Pediatrics is now recommending all children,...
| Aug 13, 2014
| 3:43 AM
New sneakers, freshly sharpened pencils and lunch money.
It's not here yet...but, it's coming.
The first day of school.
This important yearly event is no doubt exciting yet it can also cause extreme nerves in some kids. Parents can start prepping...
| 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...
| Jul 15, 2014
| 4:36 AM
A new report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) suggests kids are getting way too much screen time.
The study asserts that 98% of 12 to 15 year olds watch television daily, many exceeding the 2 hour a day time limit recommended by...
| 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,...
| Oct 24, 2014
| 2:30 PM
If there's anything more frightening than ghosts and goblins on Halloween, it's a child who has to be rushed to the emergency room with a severe allergic reaction.
That's why some Central Florida parents plan to participate this year in the Teal Pumpkin...
| Oct 13, 2014
| 5:20 AM
ATLANTA � Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD, affects one in seven school-age children in the U.S., and from 2003 to 2011 the number of children diagnosed with the condition rose by more than 40 percent.
Doctors have considerable...
| Oct 13, 2014
| 6:55 AM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - A large portion of sleep-related deaths occur when infants are placed on sofas, according to a new study that also found certain behaviors are linked to those deaths.
About one in eight sudden and sleep-related deaths among...
| Oct 6, 2014
| 10:00 PM
Most people know that high cholesterol can be a killer, particularly the LDL or “bad” cholesterol that clogs arteries and causes heart attacks. If you receive abnormally high LDL results after a cholesterol check, how should you talk to your...
| Oct 11, 2014
| 3:13 PM
When my younger son was a junior in high school, his packed schedule left appallingly insufficient time for a basic human need: sleep.
He was taking four advanced placement classes, played sports, and was co-captain of his school's mock trial team, a...