| Feb 20, 2013
| 3:05 AM
WASHINGTON — Remember recess? Making up games, soaring on swings and conquering the monkey bars?
For years, many schools have been cutting back on recess as they try to squeeze more instruction time out of the day. Now everyone from health...
| Feb 20, 2013
| 9:19 PM
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Now there are 135.
That's how many medical tests, treatments and other procedures - many used for decades - physicians have now identified as almost always unnecessary and often harmful, and which doctors and patients should...
| Feb 25, 2013
| 1:43 PM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - A group representing pediatricians says disciplining students with out-of-school suspension or expulsion is counterproductive to school goals and should only be used on case by case basis.
The policy statement from the...
| Jun 11, 2013
| 12:36 PM
Hugh Weber, a political adviser turned marketer from South Dakota, is a thoughtful guy whose innate appreciation for absurdities (such as politics) also makes him a very funny new dad.
When his first child was born four years ago (he and his wife also...
| Jun 12, 2013
| 5:58 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Don't look for the morning-after pill to move next to the condoms on drugstore shelves right away — but after a decade-plus fight, it appears it really will happen. Backed into a corner by a series of court rulings, the Obama...
| Jun 14, 2013
| 12:01 PM
Indoor trampoline parks are gaining altitude across South Florida, as people are jumping to try them out.
Off the Wall Trampoline Fun Center in Coconut Creek opened April 28 in a former Publix and joins two parks that began business last year: Planet...
| Feb 14, 2013
| 11:21 AM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Men circumcised either as children or adults report less intense sexual pleasure and orgasm than their uncircumcised counterparts, according to a new study from Belgium.
"We're not saying less sexual activity or satisfaction,...
| Jan 28, 2013
| 9:20 AM
A Virginia Senate committee has endorsed legislation making it illegal for adults to smoke with kids in the car.
The Courts of Justice Committee voted 10-5 Monday to send Sen. Ralph Northam's bill to the Senate floor.
The bill would prohibit smoking...
| Jan 30, 2013
When a young child comes down with a cold — congestion, a scratchy sore throat and runny nose, maybe with greenish goo — many parents head straight for the drugstore for a bottle of children's cold medicine.
It's worth it...
| Feb 1, 2013
| 2:39 PM
Most parents would do anything to protect their children, but many may not be protecting their children from one disease.
An alarming statistic shows more children than ever before are being diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes. One in three new cases of Type...
| Jan 17, 2013
| 11:49 AM
From Liz Atwood: When kids start middle school, they notice one thing right away: There is no recess. They have gym class, but unstructured playtime is left behind in elementary school.
But a new statement from the American Academy of Pediatrics urges...