| 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...
| Nov 20, 2014
| 8:31 AM
More than 26,000 military families with autistic children are getting better TRICARE coverage of applied behavior analysis (ABA) therapy and related services, which can improve a child's development and quality of life.
But a Comprehensive Autism Care...
| Sep 25, 2014
| 1:55 PM
Vaccinations are a safe and effective way to protect your child against dangerous infectious diseases. Thanks to immunizations, polio, diphtheria and tetanus (lockjaw) have almost disappeared in the United States, and each year vaccines save an...
| Sep 23, 2014
| 9:00 AM
In his commentary ("What is and is not child abuse," Sept. 21), Leonard Pitts argues that "A parent must be loving, accessible, involved, but also an authority figure, the one who sets limits, and imposes real and painful consequences for kids who flout...
| Nov 18, 2014
| 1:45 PM
Teens with earlier high school start times may get in more car accidents than those with later start times, according to a study comparing two counties in Virginia.
The authors previously found a similar association in two other Virginia counties,...
| Nov 19, 2014
| 3:16 PM
Drink companies spent $866 million to advertise sugary drinks last year, with much of that marketing aimed squarely at children and teens, a Yale University research center says in a new report.
"Despite promises by major beverage companies to be part...
| Nov 25, 2014
Child-safety seats are always evolving as manufacturers look to create safer and easier-to-use car seats that meet changing federal standards. Related: Car Seat Checks This year, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration mandated a weight limit...
| Dec 2, 2014
| 3:03 AM
With "Sesame Street" characters gracing the walls and building blocks on the floor, the pediatrician's office may seem like an unlikely place to discuss birth control.
But concerns about teething and toilet training quickly give way to discussions of...
| Oct 24, 2014
| 2:30 PM
If there's anything more frightening than ghosts and goblins on Halloween, it's a child who has to be rushed to the emergency room with a severe allergic reaction.
That's why some Central Florida parents plan to participate this year in the Teal Pumpkin...
| Oct 27, 2014
| 3:30 PM
In recent weeks, several articles reported the results of significant studies that concluded the well-being of high school students is compromised by a lack of adequate sleep. Stories in The New York Times and The Atlantic examined these studies and...
| Oct 29, 2014
| 1:21 PM
Many of today's children are being reared by both their parents and grandparents in order to meet the demands of tight family schedules and even tighter financial situations. Not every caregiver is aware of the ever-changing guidelines that protect...