| 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...
| 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,...
| 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,...
| 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...
| Jan 26, 2015
| 5:06 PM
With medical marijuana now legal in 23 states — including Illinois — and recreational use permissible in four, parents are finding it increasingly challenging to explain to teens why the drug is harmful.
Despite the push for legalization,...
| Jan 26, 2015
| 11:20 AM
With virtually no hard proof that medical marijuana benefits sick children, and evidence that it may harm developing brains, the drug should only be used for severely ill kids who have no other treatment option, the nation's most influential pediatricians...
| Jan 26, 2015
| 3:24 PM
A seat belt for grown-ups was uncomfortable for 5-year-old Erick Santiago, so he kept trying to take it off, his father said.
At 4 feet tall and 72 pounds, Erick, who lives in Poinciana, was too big for a child-safety seat but too small to sit in a...
| Jan 23, 2015
| 10:33 AM
An outbreak of measles in California, including 59 cases -- 42 of which have been linked to exposure in Disneyland -- has prompted the nation's leading pediatric group to urge parents to get their children vaccinated.
“A family vacation to an...
| Jan 22, 2015
| 12:36 PM
Florida parents must secure their children in car safety seats for two years longer – through age 5 – under a new law that started Jan. 1 to reduce injuries in auto accidents.
The old law required parents to restrain their kids in car...
| Jan 15, 2015
| 9:36 AM
Most parents applaud the American Academy of Pediatrics' advice against screen time for tots through age 2 — and a limit of one or two hours throughout childhood.
But then their toddler has to sit through a sibling's swim practice or buckle up for...