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  • Violent PG-13 movies: Which ones are the bloodiest?

    This week's comprehensive study of how violent PG-13 films have become -- gunplay has tripled in such films in the last 30 years, and PG-13 movies are now more violent than R-rated releases -- did not single out specific films. But in reviewing the...
  • Gun violence explodes in PG-13 films

    When the first "Die Hard" and "Terminator" movies landed in theaters in the 1980s, both were rated R. But their sequels arrived with PG-13 marks — even though the level of violence had actually escalated. Critics have blasted Hollywood's movie...
  • Preschool suspensions not age-appropriate [Letter]

    Preschool suspensions not age-appropriate [Letter]
    Preschoolers who are 3 and 4 years old are at a developmental point where they are learning about social boundaries ("Tough penalties for young students," Nov. 12). It is a time to learn right and wrong, happy and sad, and time to play or work. Kids who...
  • Violence surging in PG-13 films, new study finds

    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...
  • Condoms should be more available to teens, doctors say

    Condoms should be more available to teens, doctors say
    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...
  • Your pediatrician is worried

    Your pediatrician is worried
    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...
  • As kids die, Florida continues costly crusade against gun safety

    As kids die, Florida continues costly crusade against gun safety
    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...
  • Are we bored yet?

    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...
  • Moving forward on marriage equality

    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...
  • Report on sports concussions in kids calls for more study

    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...
  • Don't let religious beliefs impede kids' care: doctors

    Don't let religious beliefs impede kids' care: doctors
    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...