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  • 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...
  • U.S. HPV vaccination rates far from goal, officials say

    U.S. HPV vaccination rates far from goal, officials say
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Only slightly more than half of U.S. girls aged 13 to 17 had been vaccinated against a virus that can cause cervical and other cancers last year, and a top U.S. health official said on Thursday that more must be done to bring the...
  • Easing pain of extended absence

     Easing pain of extended absence
    An estimated 10 to 15 percent of students in the U.S. are chronically absent from school each year, according to a 2012 study by Johns Hopkins University. For children struggling with chronic health conditions, extended absences are largely unavoidable....
  • Parents of schoolchildren, call your doctor's office

     
    It's July, which comes right before August which is when school resumes, which means now is the time to make an appointment for your children. The folks at the Pennsylvania Academy of Family Physicians and the state chapter of the American Academy of...
  • Pediatricians call for limits on kids' screen time

    Pediatricians call for limits on kids' screen time
    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...
  • Doctors urge parents to limit kids' screen time

    Doctors urge parents to limit kids' screen time
    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...
  • 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...
  • Maryland to add cancer warning to parental consent form for indoor tanning

    Maryland to add cancer warning to parental consent form for indoor tanning
    A form parents must sign before their children use indoor tanning devices will warn that the practice can cause skin cancer and possibly death under a new policy state health officials adopted Friday. "Indoor tanning can cause skin cancer. Skin cancer...
  • With fewer vaccinations, is your child's school safe?

    With fewer vaccinations, is your child's school safe?
    Across the country, preschools and elementary schools are declaring themselves nut free or peanut free, asking families not to pack lunch foods that could pose life-threatening dangers to highly allergic children. And the prohibitions are expanding beyond...
  • Only after measles outbreak does Texas megachurch support vaccines

    A man travels to Indonesia and contracts the measles. He then visits a church in Texas, sickening 21 people -- at least so far. Who should feel responsible? The unvaccinated man who contracted the disease or the ministers at the church who’ve...
  • Md. leads way on breast-feeding

    Md. leads way on breast-feeding
    For the past 21 years, the first week in August has been known as World Breastfeeding Week. Maryland, recognizing the importance of breast-feeding for both personal and public health, has annually expanded this to declare August Maryland Breastfeeding...