| Jan 9, 2015
According to the Centers for Disease Control, car crashes are a leading cause of death and injury for kids, but many of these catastrophes can be prevented with the proper use of child safety seats. The CDC reports that car......
| Dec 12, 2014
| 1:52 PM
The Palm Beach County boy celebrated his fourth birthday on Oct. 31, and six days later a state appeals court cleared the way for his long-delayed circumcision.
But the child's foreskin has yet to be surgically removed as his father wishes.
| Jan 13, 2015
| 7:18 AM
Attention, parents and parents-to-be.
Your world is about to be turned upside down, and this time it’s not your baby’s fault. Doctors and researchers have re-evaluated recommendations for pregnancy and for feeding children, brushing...
| Dec 31, 2014
| 2:30 AM
Source: Loyola University Health System
A common question parents ask themselves this time of year is, "Does my child really need a flu shot?" Though the flu may seem harmless, the truth is that on average, 20,000 U.S. children age 5...
| Dec 29, 2014
| 11:45 AM
TALLAHASSEE -- Some children could travel with more protection in 2015 as a new law about child car seats takes effect Thursday.
Overall, the start of 2015 will be quiet for new laws in Florida. Lawmakers sent 255 bills to Gov. Rick Scott after...
| Jan 2, 2015
| 1:54 PM
After nearly a decade of legal battling, a federal judge this week found widespread problems in the way Florida's Medicaid program has provided health care to children.
Judge Adalberto Jordan said Florida's history of low reimbursement payments to...
| Jan 7, 2015
| 9:52 AM
Boys and girls are starting sports younger and training harder.
With the increasing pressure for child athletes to perform better by being more fit and more skilled, parents, coaches and health providers need to ensure their safety by following...
| Jan 8, 2015
| 10:44 AM
Almost three-quarters of parents turn car seats around too early in a child's life, according to a recent study from the University of Michigan.
The American Academy of Pediatrics updated its guidelines for child passenger safety in March 2011,...
| Dec 16, 2014
| 1:09 PM
Minutes were shaved, added and tweaked to deliver a new school day schedule at Lyons Township High School, carving out a 25-minute study hall for all students.
The School Board accepted a report Dec. 15 of a new bell schedule stretching the school day...
| Jan 11, 2015
Q: Last year we had numerous school cancellations because of the snow. It is hard for me to take off of work each time to stay home with my 9- and 11-year-olds, and I am considering leaving them at home by themselves. At what age do you think it is safe...
| Dec 17, 2014
| 12:09 PM
That teaspoon of acetaminophen parents give their children when they have a fever may not be a teaspoon at all. Studies show parents who use utensils from the kitchen drawer may inadvertently give their child too little or too much of all kinds of...