| Jun 20, 2014
| 10:23 AM
As the mom of an infant and a toddler, I have been both dreading and dying to hear another parent ask me one question: "Do you have a gun in your house?"
It's a question Ann Marie Crowell of Saugus, Mass., told me she has wished every day for the...
| Jun 17, 2014
| 5:05 AM
KANSAS CITY, Mo. In May, a 29-year-old Kansas City woman fell asleep in her bed with her three children, including a 6-month-old boy.
When she awoke about six hours later, she found his lifeless body at the foot of her bed, under a cover.
| Jun 16, 2014
| 12:38 PM
More antibiotics go into the food we eat than we take ourselves. About 80 percent of all antibiotics sold in the United States are used on farm animals. Most animals are dosed regularly — sometimes even daily — with antibiotic-laced food and...
| Jun 10, 2014
| 1:30 PM
The Food and Drug Administration, underlining the potential health benefits to infants and young children of fatty acids found plentifully in fish, on Tuesday urged pregnant women and new mothers to consume more fish and to feed it more often to their...
| May 11, 2014
| 4:52 PM
Christopher Doyle says he doesn't think there is anything wrong with being gay, but he also believes he can help children and others rid themselves of "unwanted same-sex attractions" through therapy sessions in a tidy suburban home in Bowie.
| Apr 21, 2014
| 3:52 PM
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A bill in the state Senate would ban whole milk for kids 2 and older in day care. Only low-fat (1 percent and under) milk could be served to children over 2 years old,...
| Apr 22, 2014
| 3:27 PM
Should day-care providers be barred from giving whole milk to children over 2? That's what a bill now pending before the state Senate would require.
It's a measure that pushes the nanny-state concept beyond reasonable bounds. Moreover, the proposal is...
| Apr 22, 2014
| 8:47 AM
African American high school students and boys in low- to middle-income families reported short, fragmented sleep, and that could play a role in their health risks, researchers reported Monday.
Anyone who’s ever lived with a teenager knows they...
| May 1, 2014
| 2:16 PM
Despite the cartoon characters, coloring pages and Nickelodeon-esque font, it's quickly apparent that RadZoneKids.com is not a typical website for children.
It has a word-search game with "radiation," "diagnose" and "xray." There's a printable coloring...
| May 22, 2014
| 1:59 PM
When babies are born, their minds are still a work in progress, and their brains will rapidly grow and develop based on their experience. That means the first few years are critical for healthy brain development.
“Parents play a daily role in...
| May 15, 2014
| 9:00 PM
Next week, the Senate Appropriations Committee will decide whether to allow special interests — rather than science — to determine which foods can be provided through the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children...