| May 24, 2015
| 8:17 PM
Q: It is hard for me to get my baby to sleep. Recently, when I drove to the store, she fell asleep in her car seat. I didn't want to wake her, so I left her in the locked car for only about 10 minutes. I mentioned this to my mother and she got really...
| May 22, 2015
| 1:44 PM
Debbie Spivey, a Perry Hall mother of four, is used to being teased about her sunscreen devotion. One of her daughters looked ghostly in a photo on Facebook, and relatives and friends chimed in, "Debbie must've put on the sunscreen," she says.
| Apr 11, 2015
| 6:26 PM
The American Academy of Pediatrics and the Safe Kids Carroll County Coalition wants to remind you of the new guidelines for children riding rear-facing in their car seat. New research indicates that toddlers are more than five times safer riding rear-...
| May 18, 2015
| 9:03 PM
A federal judge will get 10 days advance notice before a 4 1/2-year-old boy at the center of a circumcision battle is set to have the procedure, the father's attorney promised Monday.
U.S. District Judge Kenneth Marra — hearing an emergency...
| Apr 6, 2015
| 1:15 PM
Is breast milk always best for babies? Not when it's purchased over the Internet, according to a new study.
Researchers who tested 102 samples of breast milk purchased from popular milk-sharing websites found that one in 10 contained substantial amounts...
| May 14, 2015
| 8:00 PM
The state Senate on Thursday passed a controversial bill that would require many more California children to be vaccinated.
The measure, which must still go through the Assembly, would eliminate parents’ ability to opt out of state immunization...
| Apr 8, 2015
| 8:54 PM
A bill that would make childhood vaccinations harder to avoid survived its first legislative test Wednesday, after a three-hour hearing marked by raw emotion on both sides of the issue and a packed rally at which Robert F. Kennedy Jr. denounced the...
| Apr 26, 2015
| 9:16 AM
The ill effects of being a couch potato kick in fast for kindergartners, a new study suggests.
Kindergarten children who watched television for more than one hour a day were 52% more likely to be overweight than their schoolmates who watched less TV,...
| Apr 23, 2015
| 12:15 PM
Physicians acknowledge that they ask their patients questions that, in any other context, would be considered nosy and meddlesome.
They expect to get some pushback. But when physicians in Florida ask whether a patient -- or a young patient's parent --...
| May 10, 2015
| 9:00 AM
As doctors, we are often asked, "What is one simple thing I can do to improve my health?" Depending on the person, we may counsel our patients to lose a few pounds, quit smoking, eat better or exercise more, just to name a few.
Today, though, we have...
| May 6, 2015
| 3:38 PM
HARTFORD — The state Senate on Wednesday unanimously passed a bill that requires hospitals to educate parents and guardians of newborns on safe-sleep practices.
"We all know that … dealing with newborns, especially the first child, can be a...