| Sep 27, 2013
| 12:30 PM
When I first saw the new Time magazine cover of a nearly 4-year-old boy nursing on his mother's exposed breast, I must admit it made me nostalgic:
For a time when they wrapped magazines in brown paper.
I'm no mothering expert, but I do believe, as a...
| Nov 5, 2013
| 3:15 PM
In Florida, trying to pick out the dumbest piece of legislation is a tough task.
Like trying to pick out the stinkiest cow patty in a pasture.
Still, for blue-ribbon buffoonery, it's hard to top the Legislature's attempt to restrict free speech...
| Nov 6, 2013
| 11:51 AM
It is a recommendation that is certain to cause huge family fights, followed by door-slamming, tears and covert attempts to subvert it.
The American Academy of Pediatrics is recommending that parents limit their children's access to cell phones, the...
| Oct 27, 2013
| 9:17 PM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Although teenagers should be encouraged to abstain from sex, they should also have access to cheap condoms, pediatricians said Monday.
In a policy statement, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Committee on Adolescence...
| Nov 11, 2013
| 9:50 AM
A comprehensive study of violence in movies rated PG-13 has found that gunplay has tripled in such films since 1985, when the rating was introduced, and further concluded that from 2009 to 2012, PG-13 films have contained as much or more violence than...
| Nov 21, 2013
| 7:09 PM
Annapolis High School student Dajuan Gay left an after-school job early Wednesday so he could petition the Anne Arundel County Board of Education for later school start time. The junior than left the board meeting to resume his regimented daily schedule...
| Nov 29, 2013
| 2:22 PM
Adam Lanza was a deeply troubled young man who never should have had access to guns. But as the state's investigative report released this week made clear, Mr. Lanza had easy access to several guns that were legally purchased by his mother and kept in the...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 1:33 PM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Kids with same-sex parents are less likely to have private insurance than those with opposite-sex married parents, according to a new study.
But some of those differences go away when states allow same-sex marriage or civil...
| Oct 8, 2013
| 6:39 PM
Tuesday's Sentinel had the horrid story of a teenage girl whose lousy decision to send a nude picture of herself spiraled out of control.
Her image went viral. It became an advertisement for porn sites and, authorities say, the obsession of a predator....
| Oct 9, 2013
| 10:55 AM
As Florida officials investigate the deaths of 95 infants believed to be caused by unsafe sleeping conditions, the state on Wednesday announced a campaign with first responders to prevent further tragedy.
The deaths took place from Jan. 1 to Aug. 9...
| Oct 13, 2013
| 11:00 AM
The House has proposed funding some individual government agencies and programs as a stopgap measure. The American Academy of Pediatrics is asking Congress to reopen the full government.
As a pediatrician, if I see a kid coming in with a sore throat and...