| Jul 31, 2013
| 11:16 PM
Kim Richter is the BirthPlace lactation consultant at Avera St. Luke's Hospital's Breastfeeding Center.
Mothers face many challenges as they strive to meet their breastfeeding goals. World Breastfeeding Week, today through Wednesday, is...
| Jul 25, 2013
| 11:47 AM
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Only slightly more than half of U.S. girls aged 13 to 17 had been vaccinated against a virus that can cause cervical and other cancers last year, and a top U.S. health official said on Thursday that more must be done to bring the...
| Jul 31, 2013
| 4:24 PM
An estimated 10 to 15 percent of students in the U.S. are chronically absent from school each year, according to a 2012 study by Johns Hopkins University.
For children struggling with chronic health conditions, extended absences are largely unavoidable....
| Jul 17, 2013
| 4:23 PM
It's July, which comes right before August which is when school resumes, which means now is the time to make an appointment for your children. The folks at the Pennsylvania Academy of Family Physicians and the state chapter of the American Academy of...
| Aug 10, 2013
Across the country, preschools and elementary schools are declaring themselves nut free or peanut free, asking families not to pack lunch foods that could pose life-threatening dangers to highly allergic children. And the prohibitions are expanding beyond...
| Aug 18, 2013
| 7:13 AM
It’s that time of the year again, when children head off to school for lessons in reading, writing and arithmetic.
The upcoming weeks will include essays, history projects and pages of problem solving.
But parents will have their share of...
| Jul 8, 2013
| 11:58 AM
Nearly half of all infants develop a flat spot on their heads by the two-month check up -- largely from being put to bed face up, per doctors' orders -- according to a Canadian study published online Monday in the journal "Pediatrics."
That's the bad...
| Jun 3, 2013
Caffeine-infused waffles and maple syrup are promoted as energizing alternatives to a morning mug of coffee.
But the recent craze of adding caffeine to a range of kid-friendly snack foods — including popcorn, chewing gum, candy bars, mints,...
| Jun 29, 2013
| 10:54 PM
What’s grosser than gross? Slimy green mold growing in kids’ juice boxes. When the drinks are preservative-free, defects in the packaging can allow oxygen in and fungus to grow.
One concerned parent recently took a Juicy Juice box filled...
| Jun 26, 2013
| 2:11 PM
In the hours after the U.S. Supreme Court handed down decisions in U.S. vs. Windsor and Hollingsworth vs. Perry, health groups chimed in support of the rulings -- and gay marriage.
American Psychological Assn. president Donald Bersoff said in a...
| Jun 25, 2013
| 3:19 PM
When two women walked past a silver sedan Tuesday and saw a toddler locked inside, they jumped into action and called 911.
Deputies and fire-rescue officials rushed to the scene with sirens blaring. As one smashed the driver's-side window to retrieve...