| Nov 25, 2014
Child-safety seats are always evolving as manufacturers look to create safer and easier-to-use car seats that meet changing federal standards. Related: Car Seat Checks This year, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration mandated a weight limit...
| Dec 2, 2014
| 3:03 AM
With "Sesame Street" characters gracing the walls and building blocks on the floor, the pediatrician's office may seem like an unlikely place to discuss birth control.
But concerns about teething and toilet training quickly give way to discussions of...
| Dec 2, 2014
| 8:10 PM
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has released proposed guidance on circumcision that says the surgical procedure would help straight men in the United States reduce their risk of becoming infected with HIV, the virus that causes AIDS....
| Oct 29, 2014
| 1:21 PM
Many of today's children are being reared by both their parents and grandparents in order to meet the demands of tight family schedules and even tighter financial situations. Not every caregiver is aware of the ever-changing guidelines that protect...
| Oct 1, 2014
| 3:56 PM
Birth control prevents teenage pregnancies and abortions -- when teens know about it and are able to use it.
Of 560 young women deemed at high risk for pregnancy who were given free access to hormonal implants and copper IUDs as part of a study, not a...
| Oct 29, 2014
| 5:02 AM
If you have little girls in your life, chances are you know a thing or two about princesses. And as Halloween approaches, your little Belles or Cinderellas will take their fairy tale parading from their living rooms to the sidewalks in search of candy. ...
| Sep 2, 2014
| 8:50 PM
California parents are deciding against vaccinating their kindergarten-age children at twice the rate they did seven years ago, a fact public health experts said is contributing to the reemergence of measles across the state and may lead to outbreaks of...
| Sep 29, 2014
| 4:18 PM
Parents and pediatricians will often reach for antibiotics to treat middle ear infections, strep throat, fevers and other common ailments of childhood. But new research suggests that doing so, and prescribing broad-spectrum antibiotics in particular,...
| Oct 27, 2014
| 3:30 PM
In recent weeks, several articles reported the results of significant studies that concluded the well-being of high school students is compromised by a lack of adequate sleep. Stories in The New York Times and The Atlantic examined these studies and...
| Oct 24, 2014
| 2:30 PM
If there's anything more frightening than ghosts and goblins on Halloween, it's a child who has to be rushed to the emergency room with a severe allergic reaction.
That's why some Central Florida parents plan to participate this year in the Teal Pumpkin...
| Oct 6, 2014
| 10:00 PM
Most people know that high cholesterol can be a killer, particularly the LDL or “bad” cholesterol that clogs arteries and causes heart attacks. If you receive abnormally high LDL results after a cholesterol check, how should you talk to your...