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  • Controversial circumcision technique likely route of herpes transmission

    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – - Despite a move away from the practice in the mid-1800's, some strictly Orthodox Jews still use their mouths to suck the site of circumcision during a bris. According to a new assessment, this practice was the likely...
  • Why Olivia Wilde's Glamour breastfeeding photo is a slap in the face

    Why Olivia Wilde's Glamour breastfeeding photo is a slap in the face
    This week, Glamour released pictures to be featured in its September issue of Olivia Wilde breastfeeding her 5-month-old son Otis. Sitting in a diner, clad in a Roberto Cavalli dress nursing her naked infant, Wilde looks gorgeous and at ease. She embodies...
  • Teach healthy habits before school starts

    Teach healthy habits before school starts
    Heather Von Bank's first line of defense in the war of germs is common sense. She taught her sons Charlie, 4, and Max, 1, to wash their hands often, keep their hands out of their faces, blow their noses with tissues and "vampire cough" into their...
  • Back-to-school checkup

    Back-to-school checkup
    If a back-to-school shopping list is the only list you've made for your child, you may want to get out another clipboard. Doctors are recommending that parents accomplish items on a health to-do checklist before the first day of school so that their...
  • Bush rallies support for women's health issues in Africa

    WASHINGTON Former President George W. Bush says it takes a lot to convince him to return to the nation's capital these days. But he declared it fitting Wednesday as he made a rare Washington appearance, urging the spouses of African leaders at a...
  • Cord blood, a precious medical resource, is usually discarded

    PHILADELPHIA At 2:11 p.m. on July 23, Michael Kuttler drew his first breath and belted out an exultant scream. Seconds later, he participated in his first act of altruism trying to save a stranger's life. His afterbirth was placed in a bin and handed...
  • Ensure your student athletes are ready for the season

    Ensure your student athletes are ready for the season
    For many kids, playing sports is an important part of growing up, and that’s a good thing. Sports are a great way for children and adolescents to develop lifelong exercise habits, build relationships, and learn teamwork. “Parents can play a...
  • Muzzling doctors about guns is bad medicine for kids

    Muzzling doctors about guns is bad medicine for kids
    It's a free country, folks are wont to say. So says the Bill of Rights' guarantee to Americans. We can worship how we like. We can peaceably gather when we choose. We can bear and keep AK-47s. And we can say what we darn well please. Unless, that...
  • When should I wean my daughter off her pacifier?

    Q: When is a child too old for a pacifier? My daughter who is 2, still uses one and cries when I take it away. If she is too old, how to I get her to stop? A: Two is not too old for a pacifier but you should be starting to think about weaning her off,...
  • Do you really need that medical test or treatment?

    Do you really need that medical test or treatment?
    For some time there has been a nationwide effort to cut back on unnecessary medical tests, over-prescribed drugs and surgery that doesn't end up helping people feel better. But old habits die hard. Dr. Emma Trejo knows that only too well. As an...
  • The Kid's Doctor: Swimming lessons alone will not prevent drowning

    Especially in summer, childhood drowning is an ever-present concern. Between 2000 and 2005, 6,900 U.S. children died from non-boating accidental drowning. The rate of drowning was almost four times higher for children one to two years old, and twice as...