| Sep 2, 2014
| 5:11 AM
On a typical school night, Nicole Bankowski averages about five hours of sleep. She is taking four AP classes, along with serving as editor of the school newspaper, treasurer of the student council and member of the show choir.
"It's probably not the...
| Sep 9, 2014
Forty-five minutes of daily recreational screen time is the maximum a child can handle before his or her educational, emotional and social development are affected, according to a new "super study" that polled 50,000 parents from 4,600 American cities...
| Aug 27, 2014
| 8:40 AM
This month more than 50 million American children will report to our public and elementary school systems to begin another school year, bringing with them not only new books, laptops, smartphones and iPads, but also their parents' hopes and dreams for a...
| Aug 29, 2014
| 11:39 AM
It’s autumn and this time of year, everyone’s schedule slows down a bit, as outdoor activities wind down and kids return to school. But they still get everyday minor health ailments, such as headaches and insomnia from back-to-school...
| Aug 31, 2014
Q: My child is beginning kindergarten this year, but I am having second thoughts about his readiness. I want him to be successful in school and I am not sure what to do. How can I tell if he is ready?
A: Kindergarten readiness is not just about...
| Aug 25, 2014
| 1:27 PM
If you thought trying to get a groggy teenager out of bed in time for school each morning was your own private struggle, you thought wrong.
The American Academy of Pediatrics declared the chronic sleepiness of our nation's teenagers a public health...
| Aug 26, 2014
| 7:46 AM
American teenagers don't get enough sleep, often because their "biological sleep rhythms" clash with the wake-up times required by their schools' early starts -- and that's a problem says the American Academy of Pediatrics. The physicians group this...
| Mar 12, 2014
| 2:29 PM
A pilot study failed to show something many people believe – that drinking raw milk reduces the symptoms of lactose intolerance or malabsorption.
The condition is common worldwide, and can lead to bloating, abdominal pain and diarrhea. But the...
| Apr 2, 2014
| 9:28 AM
My 8-year-old daughter had been begging for a few years to get her ears pierced and I recently decided to let her go ahead with it. It seemed important to her, she's pretty responsible, and -- as she has pointed out to me numerous times -- many of her...
| Jul 14, 2014
| 4:11 PM
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Nickel in a first-generation iPad likely triggered an allergic skin reaction in an 11-year-old boy, a case that highlights an increasingly common condition linked to the rapid adoption of consumer electronics, according to a...
| Jul 16, 2014
| 2:30 AM
Especially in summer, childhood drowning is an ever-present concern.
Between 2000 and 2005, 6,900 U.S. children died from non-boating accidental drowning. The rate of drowning was almost four times higher for children one to two years old, and twice as...