| Nov 11, 2013
| 9:50 AM
A comprehensive study of violence in movies rated PG-13 has found that gunplay has tripled in such films since 1985, when the rating was introduced, and further concluded that from 2009 to 2012, PG-13 films have contained as much or more violence than...
| Nov 3, 2013
In this age of endless digital gadgets, entertainment has become so unavoidable that boredom is beginning to look really good.
I have seen this coming as headline news on flat-screen TVs increasingly interrupts my boredom in hotel elevators, gas pumps...
| Nov 6, 2013
| 11:51 AM
It is a recommendation that is certain to cause huge family fights, followed by door-slamming, tears and covert attempts to subvert it.
The American Academy of Pediatrics is recommending that parents limit their children's access to cell phones, the...
| Nov 5, 2013
| 3:15 PM
In Florida, trying to pick out the dumbest piece of legislation is a tough task.
Like trying to pick out the stinkiest cow patty in a pasture.
Still, for blue-ribbon buffoonery, it's hard to top the Legislature's attempt to restrict free speech...
| Oct 27, 2013
| 9:17 PM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Although teenagers should be encouraged to abstain from sex, they should also have access to cheap condoms, pediatricians said Monday.
In a policy statement, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Committee on Adolescence...
| Oct 13, 2013
| 11:00 AM
The House has proposed funding some individual government agencies and programs as a stopgap measure. The American Academy of Pediatrics is asking Congress to reopen the full government.
As a pediatrician, if I see a kid coming in with a sore throat and...
| Oct 9, 2013
| 10:55 AM
As Florida officials investigate the deaths of 95 infants believed to be caused by unsafe sleeping conditions, the state on Wednesday announced a campaign with first responders to prevent further tragedy.
The deaths took place from Jan. 1 to Aug. 9...
| Oct 8, 2013
| 6:39 PM
Tuesday's Sentinel had the horrid story of a teenage girl whose lousy decision to send a nude picture of herself spiraled out of control.
Her image went viral. It became an advertisement for porn sites and, authorities say, the obsession of a predator....
| Sep 27, 2013
| 1:33 PM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Kids with same-sex parents are less likely to have private insurance than those with opposite-sex married parents, according to a new study.
But some of those differences go away when states allow same-sex marriage or civil...
| Sep 26, 2013
| 2:45 PM
Q: My son turned 4 in December. He was daytime potty-trained at 2 ½ but is still wearing a diaper at night. I’ve tried cutting out milk/liquids by 6 p.m. (he goes to bed between 7 and 7:45), and I have him pee right before bed. Is he going to be...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 2:48 PM
The Hartford Board of Education's recent vote to expand a charter outfit with a troubling disciplinary and enrollment record was ill-advised and premature. Shame on the majority who failed to hold Achievement First accountable for well-documented problems...