| Sep 2, 2014
| 8:50 PM
California parents are deciding against vaccinating their kindergarten-age children at twice the rate they did seven years ago, a fact public health experts said is contributing to the reemergence of measles across the state and may lead to outbreaks of...
| Aug 27, 2014
| 8:40 AM
This month more than 50 million American children will report to our public and elementary school systems to begin another school year, bringing with them not only new books, laptops, smartphones and iPads, but also their parents' hopes and dreams for a...
| Aug 29, 2014
| 11:39 AM
It’s autumn and this time of year, everyone’s schedule slows down a bit, as outdoor activities wind down and kids return to school. But they still get everyday minor health ailments, such as headaches and insomnia from back-to-school...
| Aug 31, 2014
Q: My child is beginning kindergarten this year, but I am having second thoughts about his readiness. I want him to be successful in school and I am not sure what to do. How can I tell if he is ready?
A: Kindergarten readiness is not just about...
| Aug 25, 2014
| 1:27 PM
If you thought trying to get a groggy teenager out of bed in time for school each morning was your own private struggle, you thought wrong.
The American Academy of Pediatrics declared the chronic sleepiness of our nation's teenagers a public health...
| Aug 26, 2014
| 7:46 AM
American teenagers don't get enough sleep, often because their "biological sleep rhythms" clash with the wake-up times required by their schools' early starts -- and that's a problem says the American Academy of Pediatrics. The physicians group this...
| Sep 9, 2014
Forty-five minutes of daily recreational screen time is the maximum a child can handle before his or her educational, emotional and social development are affected, according to a new "super study" that polled 50,000 parents from 4,600 American cities...
| Aug 5, 2014
| 4:37 PM
Heather Von Bank's first line of defense in the war of germs is common sense. She taught her sons Charlie, 4, and Max, 1, to wash their hands often, keep their hands out of their faces, blow their noses with tissues and "vampire cough" into their...
| Jan 23, 2014
| 10:02 AM
Two actions this week by the government aim to strengthen child safety seat guidelines. Yesterday the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) proposed a first-ever side impact test to ensure safety of a child passenger under 40 pounds in...
| Mar 12, 2014
| 2:29 PM
A pilot study failed to show something many people believe – that drinking raw milk reduces the symptoms of lactose intolerance or malabsorption.
The condition is common worldwide, and can lead to bloating, abdominal pain and diarrhea. But the...
| Dec 25, 2013
| 2:30 AM
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the American Academy of Pediatrics collaborated on an online article for publication in the December issue of Pediatrics which offers updated guidance on treating respiratory tract infections in...