| May 15, 2014
| 9:00 PM
Next week, the Senate Appropriations Committee will decide whether to allow special interests — rather than science — to determine which foods can be provided through the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children...
| May 19, 2014
| 9:22 PM
Q: My son and his wife just had a baby. They have decided to let their baby sleep with them in their bed at night. I am concerned that this might not be a good thing. Are there any risks in doing this? A: There are different opinions on bed-sharing or co-...
| 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...
| 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...
| Apr 22, 2014
| 3:27 PM
Should day-care providers be barred from giving whole milk to children over 2? That's what a bill now pending before the state Senate would require.
It's a measure that pushes the nanny-state concept beyond reasonable bounds. Moreover, the proposal is...
| 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 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...
| Apr 2, 2014
| 9:28 AM
My 8-year-old daughter had been begging for a few years to get her ears pierced and I recently decided to let her go ahead with it. It seemed important to her, she's pretty responsible, and -- as she has pointed out to me numerous times -- many of her...