| Apr 21, 2014
| 3:52 PM
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A bill in the state Senate would ban whole milk for kids 2 and older in day care. Only low-fat (1 percent and under) milk could be served to children over 2 years old,...
| Apr 22, 2014
| 3:27 PM
Should day-care providers be barred from giving whole milk to children over 2? That's what a bill now pending before the state Senate would require.
It's a measure that pushes the nanny-state concept beyond reasonable bounds. Moreover, the proposal is...
| Apr 22, 2014
| 8:47 AM
African American high school students and boys in low- to middle-income families reported short, fragmented sleep, and that could play a role in their health risks, researchers reported Monday.
Anyone who’s ever lived with a teenager knows they...
| Jun 10, 2014
| 6:45 AM
Timothy Wheeler and Meredith Cohn's article on lead-paint lawsuits underscores a much larger issue in Baltimore: Most lead-poisoned children live in poverty ("Lead-paint lawsuits dogs Kennedy Krieger," June 7). Adverse childhood experiences such as...
| Jun 10, 2014
| 1:30 PM
The Food and Drug Administration, underlining the potential health benefits to infants and young children of fatty acids found plentifully in fish, on Tuesday urged pregnant women and new mothers to consume more fish and to feed it more often to their...
| Jun 20, 2014
| 10:23 AM
As the mom of an infant and a toddler, I have been both dreading and dying to hear another parent ask me one question: "Do you have a gun in your house?"
It's a question Ann Marie Crowell of Saugus, Mass., told me she has wished every day for the...
| Jun 24, 2014
| 3:30 PM
Any experienced parent will tell you: You really can't expect your kids to start reading until long after they start talking. If your daughter or son can make out words at 4, jump for joy. And this parent, like many others, learned the hard way that it'...
| Jun 27, 2014
| 5:13 PM
America's doctors have joined the chorus urging parents to read daily to their children, instead of handing over iPads or parking the kids in front of the TV.
The American Academy of Pediatrics launched its "literacy promotion" campaign this week,...
| May 11, 2014
| 4:52 PM
Christopher Doyle says he doesn't think there is anything wrong with being gay, but he also believes he can help children and others rid themselves of "unwanted same-sex attractions" through therapy sessions in a tidy suburban home in Bowie.
| Jun 11, 2014
| 2:30 AM
More antibiotics go into the food we eat than we take ourselves. About 80 percent of all antibiotics sold in the United States are used on farm animals. Most animals are dosed regularly--sometimes even daily--with antibiotic-laced food and water in a...
| Jun 30, 2014
| 5:45 PM
Sexting is not a harmless activity that younger teens see as a substitute for real sex. A new study of Los Angeles middle school students finds that those who sent or received sext messages were significantly more likely than their non-sexting peers to be...