| 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,...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| Dec 23, 2014
| 2:58 PM
More needs to be done to address a hidden toll of violence that is creating a ripple of social ills in Baltimore, including hurting children's ability to learn, community advocates and health professionals say.
The Rev. Frank M. Reid III of Bethel AME...
| Dec 24, 2014
| 2:30 AM
Source: The Cleveland Clinic
When it's dark long before dinnertime and temperatures are finger- and toe-numbing outside, the urge to hibernate hits. Although winter can be tricky, there are many ways to keep your children active...
| Dec 23, 2014
| 5:20 AM
Dear Mr. Dad: I've been reading your columns for quite a few years, and you frequently talk about how important it is to read to children. With all the emphasis on literacy, I think we're forgetting about writing. When I was in school, we had classes in...
| Dec 17, 2014
| 10:00 AM
Thank you for Andrea McDaniels' brilliant article on the impact of violence on children ("Advocates aim to save Baltimore children from impact of violence," Dec. 14). Pediatricians are so concerned about this issue — called Adverse Childhood...
| Dec 17, 2014
| 12:09 PM
That teaspoon of acetaminophen parents give their children when they have a fever may not be a teaspoon at all. Studies show parents who use utensils from the kitchen drawer may inadvertently give their child too little or too much of all kinds of...