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  • Lower-income teens aren't getting enough sleep, researchers say

    Lower-income teens aren't getting enough sleep, researchers say
    African American high school students and boys in low- to middle-income families reported short, fragmented sleep, and that could play a role in their health risks, researchers reported Monday. Anyone who’s ever lived with a teenager knows they...
  • 1% Milk Edict For Day Care Goes Too Far

    1% Milk Edict For Day Care Goes Too Far
    Should day-care providers be barred from giving whole milk to children over 2? That's what a bill now pending before the state Senate would require. It's a measure that pushes the nanny-state concept beyond reasonable bounds. Moreover, the proposal is...
  • Is 1% milk edict for day care an overreach?

    Is 1% milk edict for day care an overreach?
    WHAT DO YOU THINK? CLICK TO CAST YOUR VOTE! (Note: This is an unscientific poll.) A bill in the state Senate would ban whole milk for kids 2 and older in day care. Only low-fat (1 percent and under) milk could be served  to children over 2 years old,...
  • Ban the booth [Editorial]

    Ban the booth  [Editorial]
    Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer diagnosed in humans, and within the U.S. more than 9,100 men and women die each year from melanomas of the skin. That puts it among the top-10 deadliest forms of cancer, ranking 6th overall for whites. Given...
  • How much screen time is best for kids?

    How much screen time is best for kids?
    It seems that just about all kids, from toddlers to teenagers, have a smartphone, tablet or other device in their hands at one time or another. But too much screen time might not be healthy, especially if it's replacing physical activities or...
  • New guidelines say kids should get cholesterol tests

    New guidelines say kids should get cholesterol tests
    The face of cholesterol testing just got a lot younger. The American Academy of Pediatrics recently revised guidelines for annual well-child visits, adding a recommendation that all children ages 9-11 get a lipid screen, which calculates total...
  • Cholesterol test now recommended for kids 9 to 11

    Cholesterol test now recommended for kids 9 to 11
    The face of cholesterol testing just got a lot younger. The American Academy of Pediatrics recently revised guidelines for annual well-child visits, adding a recommendation that all children between the ages of 9 and 11 get a dyslipidemiascreen, which...
  • We can't be gun-shy when it comes to our kids

    We can't be gun-shy when it comes to our kids
    As the mom of an infant and a toddler, I have been both dreading and dying to hear another parent ask me one question: "Do you have a gun in your house?"  It's a question Ann Marie Crowell of Saugus, Mass., told me she has wished every day for the...
  • Bye-Bye Booster: What You Should Know About Seat Belts and Older Kids

     
    I was on the road recently when I spied a couple that appeared to be coming home from the hospital with their new baby. The dad was driving; the mom was in the backseat sitting next the center-positioned infant-safety seat.......
  • Help for Families: Is it safe to share a bed with an an infant?

     
    Q: My son and his wife just had a baby. They have decided to let their baby sleep with them in their bed at night. I am concerned that this might not be a good thing. Are there any risks in doing this? A: There are different opinions on bed-sharing or co-...
  • Seeking magic in a bottle

    Seeking magic in a bottle
    Almost everywhere you look, you're bombarded with advertisements shilling products that promise "energy," "pep" and "vigor" — all with little to no side effects. You can buy the products at any convenience or grocery store or by mail order. With the...