| Dec 4, 2014
| 12:17 PM
One of the most common and painful injuries an athlete can suffer is a tear of the anterior cruciate ligament.
Surgery is often necessary to repair the ACL, which stabilizes the knee, and recovery time can stretch to a year before an athlete is back in...
| Jan 15, 2015
| 6:49 PM
The parents of a boy with cerebral palsy have filed a $36 million malpractice lawsuit against an Oregon hospital system, alleging it botched a water birth.
An amended complaint filed Wednesday in Portland also asks a judge to stop Legacy Health System...
| Jan 11, 2015
Q: Last year we had numerous school cancellations because of the snow. It is hard for me to take off of work each time to stay home with my 9- and 11-year-olds, and I am considering leaving them at home by themselves. At what age do you think it is safe...
| Dec 2, 2014
| 8:10 PM
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has released proposed guidance on circumcision that says the surgical procedure would help straight men in the United States reduce their risk of becoming infected with HIV, the virus that causes AIDS....
| Dec 5, 2014
| 12:09 PM
When John Randolph walks his 3-mile mail route each workday, he stays on the lookout for one of the greatest threats confronting workers of the U.S. Postal Service: the family dog.
Randolph, a 23-year veteran who delivers mail in Woodlawn, was bitten two...
| Dec 7, 2014
Q: My children are making Christmas wish lists and most of what they want is electronic — tablets and games. I have concerns about how and when they are going to use them, but I think they serve a purpose. Should I buy them, and if I do, how can I...
| Dec 12, 2014
| 1:52 PM
The Palm Beach County boy celebrated his fourth birthday on Oct. 31, and six days later a state appeals court cleared the way for his long-delayed circumcision.
But the child's foreskin has yet to be surgically removed as his father wishes.
| 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...
| 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
| 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...