| Oct 31, 2013
It's time for marriage equality for LGBT couples in Illinois. Civil unions are not the same as marriage. For one thing, the federal government does not recognize civil unions, therefore, partners in civil unions are not entitled to receive Social Security...
| Oct 30, 2013
| 5:32 PM
As American children play team sports in greater numbers and with growing intensity, their risk of getting a concussion has grown but the science of preventing, diagnosing and treating this increasingly frequent brain injury remains maddeningly...
| Oct 29, 2013
| 5:53 AM
When I asked my daughter recently how far along she was in her book, her response was "67 percent." Which reminded us just how much kids today are "digital natives" and how even old-school activities like reading now often take place on screens. But the...
| 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 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...
| Sep 23, 2013
| 1:45 PM
Two new studies, both released Monday, offer additional evidence — if any were really needed — that breast-feeding can be really, really difficult for mothers.
In one analysis, published in the journal Pediatrics, researchers interviewed...
| Sep 17, 2013
| 9:58 AM