| Feb 24, 2014
Statistics are prompting change on the road. According to the U.S. Department of Transportation's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), side-impact car crashes kill at least five small children and leave about 60 with serious injuries...
| Feb 15, 2014
After Elizabeth Peszat's newborn took his last breath in the neonatal intensive care unit, her breasts swelled with milk despite her grief.
She remembers going into another room to pump and weeping as the bottle filled, knowing the milk was no longer...
| Feb 19, 2014
| 2:47 PM
Feverish children are one of the most common reasons parents make panicked calls to doctors or head to the emergency room. But Minnesota internist and pediatrician Greg Plotnikoff rarely recommends bringing the body temperature back to "normal" with over-...
| Feb 21, 2014
| 4:34 PM
Florida's law requiring car seats for children is the most lax in the nation, AAA officials say, and the group is pushing lawmakers to adopt more rigorous standards that many claim would save lives and prevent disabling injuries.
Current state law...
| Feb 21, 2014
| 12:45 PM
The age of consent for sexual activity in Maryland is 16 years old. This means that once a teenager turns 16, he or she is free to make his or her own choices about sexual partners without risk of repercussions for the partner. Those of us who are parents...
| Feb 19, 2014
| 11:36 AM
Would a spanking proposal introduced by a Wichita lawmaker give Kansas teachers new leeway to rough up the state's schoolchildren?
That’s how some online reports have characterized the measure, which was introduced last week by Rep. Gail Finney --...
| Feb 13, 2014
| 4:05 PM
NEW YORK Endowed with a new freshman's hunger for independence, Alix Generous thought she could conquer college without seeking help for the learning disabilities she'd dealt with since she was 11.
She was wrong.
In her first year at the College of...
| Feb 10, 2014
| 5:17 PM
Our kids may be consuming more caffeine than we realize. A new study finds that 73% of children and young adults in the United States have caffeine in their systems on any given day.
Over the last 10 years, the overall percentage of children and young...
| Jan 20, 2014
Going to the grocery store or a big box establishment as a new mom toting along a small baby is such an overwhelming trip to take. And being too tired and frazzled doesn't matter when food and diapers are needed. Oftentimes, parents will rest the infant...
| Jan 22, 2014
| 1:08 PM
It seems that just about all kids, from toddlers to teenagers, have a smartphone, tablet or other device in their hands at one time or another. But too much screen time might not be healthy, especially if it's replacing physical activities or...
| Jan 23, 2014
| 10:02 AM
Two actions this week by the government aim to strengthen child safety seat guidelines. Yesterday the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) proposed a first-ever side impact test to ensure safety of a child passenger under 40 pounds in...