| 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...
| Feb 28, 2014
| 8:15 AM
America is a nation intensely divided on the issue of spanking young children.
Leading child development organizations such as The America Academy of Pediatrics, the American Psychological Association and the National Association for the Education of...
| 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-...
| Mar 1, 2014
Re "Innovate, don't regulate," Opinion, Feb. 25
Much as I often disagree with Jonah Goldberg, as an emergency medicine physician, I have to say he's right to repudiate the American Academy of Pediatrics' defense of the "medical home."
There was a time...
| Mar 3, 2014
| 4:30 AM
Dan Rodricks in his column, "Pot fears expose fears about societal health" (Feb. 27), starts to address some of the potential ramifications of legalizing marijuana in Maryland. He posits that most people "acknowledge the possibility that it could lead...
| Mar 3, 2014
| 12:00 PM
I'd like to address some of Michelle Minton's comments directed at the bills aimed to ban energy drinks to minors ("No one cards at Starbucks," Feb. 27).
First of all, to say that these bills are "knee jerk legislation based on anecdotal evidence and...
| Mar 4, 2014
| 1:32 PM
American women – especially white women – are increasingly choosing to have their babies at home instead of in a hospital, new government data show.
One out of every 49 babies born to non-Latino white mothers in 2012 came into the world...
| Mar 5, 2014
| 4:32 PM
I was on the road recently when I spied a couple that appeared to be coming home from the hospital with their new baby. The dad was driving; the mom was in the backseat sitting next the center-positioned infant-safety seat.......
| Mar 6, 2014
| 10:30 AM
Just a minute!
How many times have you said that to your kids on vacation at a pool or a beach while you finish a call, rummage for the sunscreen or turn around to grab a beach towel.
Most times, thankfully, that minute means nothing. But for some a few...
| Mar 7, 2014
| 8:10 AM
I was on the road recently when I spied a couple that appeared to be coming home from the hospital with their new baby. The dad was driving; the mom was in the backseat sitting next the center-positioned infant-safety seat. How did I know they were...
| 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 --...