| Jan 31, 2015
| 9:00 PM
Conservation in Florida is too important to be handled by legislators who appear to not understand what we have voted for them to do. I believe a board picked by conservation advocates should decide how conservation money is...
| Jan 31, 2015
| 4:04 PM
Four people with confirmed measles cases traveled through Florida in the last two weeks, though there are still no confirmed cases in the state, Department of Health officials said in a statement.
Two of the travelers were international, officials said....
| Jan 30, 2015
| 3:55 PM
The measles outbreak linked to the Disneyland theme park in California has spread to 14 states and Mexico since December, but has not shown up in Virginia, according to a state health official.
Still, "It's very important for people to be up to date...
| Jan 29, 2015
| 6:09 PM
With California gripped by a measles outbreak, Dr. Charles Goodman posted a clear notice in his waiting room and on Facebook: His practice will no longer see children whose parents won't get them vaccinated.
"Parents who choose not to give measles...
| Jan 8, 2015
| 10:44 AM
Almost three-quarters of parents turn car seats around too early in a child's life, according to a recent study from the University of Michigan.
The American Academy of Pediatrics updated its guidelines for child passenger safety in March 2011,...
| Jan 15, 2015
| 9:36 AM
Most parents applaud the American Academy of Pediatrics' advice against screen time for tots through age 2 — and a limit of one or two hours throughout childhood.
But then their toddler has to sit through a sibling's swim practice or buckle up for...
| Jan 22, 2015
| 12:36 PM
Florida parents must secure their children in car safety seats for two years longer – through age 5 – under a new law that started Jan. 1 to reduce injuries in auto accidents.
The old law required parents to restrain their kids in car...
| Dec 2, 2014
| 3:03 AM
With "Sesame Street" characters gracing the walls and building blocks on the floor, the pediatrician's office may seem like an unlikely place to discuss birth control.
But concerns about teething and toilet training quickly give way to discussions of...
| 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...
| 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 26, 2014
| 5:51 PM
If you are the parent of an older child or teen, you may not think about his or her day-to-day medical needs as often as you did during early childhood. But older kids also are dependent on you, especially when it comes to emotional health and wellness....