| Sep 27, 2013
| 12:30 PM
Q: My daughter is 4-foot-7, and weighs 132 pounds. She also has high blood pressure and reflux. I've been trying to cut back on sugar drinks and fried food. Can you suggest any other changes to her eating plan to help?
A: It's great that you're working...
| Nov 3, 2013
In this age of endless digital gadgets, entertainment has become so unavoidable that boredom is beginning to look really good.
I have seen this coming as headline news on flat-screen TVs increasingly interrupts my boredom in hotel elevators, gas pumps...
| 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 28, 2013
| 4:44 AM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Pediatricians and child abuse agencies should step in when parents' religious beliefs keep kids from getting necessary medical care, doctors said Monday.
In a policy statement, the American Academy of Pediatrics Committee on...
| Oct 22, 2013
| 1:21 PM
When students at Glencoe School District 35 gather for their classroom Halloween parties next week, they will relinquish venerable traditions like decorating cupcakes and nibbling on chocolates in favor of crafting cards and bracelets which will be...
| 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 15, 2013
| 1:52 PM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Watching a favorite television show may feel relaxing, but in a new study, the longer 30-somethings spent in front of the TV, the stiffer their arteries — a sign of likely heart disease in the future.
"The fact that your...
| Oct 28, 2013
| 6:46 AM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Families should make a "media use plan" and set clear rules about TV, cell phones and other devices, pediatricians said today.
That includes limiting kids' screen time to one or two hours per day. Parents should also keep...
| Oct 24, 2013
| 4:30 PM
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: Do babies need vitamin D supplements? I have three children and am pregnant with my fourth. I've never been told until now that I should plan to give the baby vitamin D.
ANSWER: Research has shown a noticeable rise in the number of...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
While bullying has always been a problem encountered during childhood and adolescence, we all know it's on the rise. When a child is intentionally and repeatedly mean to another child, the cycle begins. Bullying occurs on the...