| Dec 16, 2014
| 1:09 PM
Minutes were shaved, added and tweaked to deliver a new school day schedule at Lyons Township High School, carving out a 25-minute study hall for all students.
The School Board accepted a report Dec. 15 of a new bell schedule stretching the school day...
| Dec 12, 2014
| 1:52 PM
The Palm Beach County boy celebrated his fourth birthday on Oct. 31, and six days later a state appeals court cleared the way for his long-delayed circumcision.
But the child's foreskin has yet to be surgically removed as his father wishes.
| Dec 7, 2014
Q: My children are making Christmas wish lists and most of what they want is electronic — tablets and games. I have concerns about how and when they are going to use them, but I think they serve a purpose. Should I buy them, and if I do, how can I...
| Nov 19, 2014
| 3:16 PM
Drink companies spent $866 million to advertise sugary drinks last year, with much of that marketing aimed squarely at children and teens, a Yale University research center says in a new report.
"Despite promises by major beverage companies to be part...
| Dec 5, 2014
| 12:09 PM
When John Randolph walks his 3-mile mail route each workday, he stays on the lookout for one of the greatest threats confronting workers of the U.S. Postal Service: the family dog.
Randolph, a 23-year veteran who delivers mail in Woodlawn, was bitten two...
| Nov 18, 2014
| 1:45 PM
Teens with earlier high school start times may get in more car accidents than those with later start times, according to a study comparing two counties in Virginia.
The authors previously found a similar association in two other Virginia counties,...
| Dec 2, 2014
| 8:10 PM
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has released proposed guidance on circumcision that says the surgical procedure would help straight men in the United States reduce their risk of becoming infected with HIV, the virus that causes AIDS....
| 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...
| Nov 25, 2014
Child-safety seats are always evolving as manufacturers look to create safer and easier-to-use car seats that meet changing federal standards. Related: Car Seat Checks This year, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration mandated a weight limit...
| Nov 20, 2014
| 8:31 AM
More than 26,000 military families with autistic children are getting better TRICARE coverage of applied behavior analysis (ABA) therapy and related services, which can improve a child's development and quality of life.
But a Comprehensive Autism Care...
| Sep 29, 2014
| 1:04 PM
To prevent teen pregnancies, pediatricians should talk with their adolescent patients about birth control, starting with hormonal implants and IUDs, according to an updated policy statement from the American Academy of Pediatrics.
Progestin implants and...