| Sep 29, 2014
| 4:18 PM
Parents and pediatricians will often reach for antibiotics to treat middle ear infections, strep throat, fevers and other common ailments of childhood. But new research suggests that doing so, and prescribing broad-spectrum antibiotics in particular,...
| Dec 24, 2014
| 2:30 AM
Source: The Cleveland Clinic
When it's dark long before dinnertime and temperatures are finger- and toe-numbing outside, the urge to hibernate hits. Although winter can be tricky, there are many ways to keep your children active...
| Dec 23, 2014
| 2:58 PM
More needs to be done to address a hidden toll of violence that is creating a ripple of social ills in Baltimore, including hurting children's ability to learn, community advocates and health professionals say.
The Rev. Frank M. Reid III of Bethel AME...
| Dec 16, 2014
| 11:03 AM
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 by...
| Dec 4, 2014
| 12:17 PM
One of the most common and painful injuries an athlete can suffer is a tear of the anterior cruciate ligament.
Surgery is often necessary to repair the ACL, which stabilizes the knee, and recovery time can stretch to a year before an athlete is back in...
| 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...
| 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.
| Dec 17, 2014
| 10:00 AM
Thank you for Andrea McDaniels' brilliant article on the impact of violence on children ("Advocates aim to save Baltimore children from impact of violence," Dec. 14). Pediatricians are so concerned about this issue — called Adverse Childhood...
| 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...
| Dec 2, 2014
| 8:10 PM
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has released proposed guidance on circumcision that says the surgical procedure would help straight men in the United States reduce their risk of becoming infected with HIV, the virus that causes AIDS....
| Oct 1, 2014
| 12:26 PM
Nearly seven in 10 Americans believe spanking a child is acceptable at home and a majority say corporal punishment is tolerable provided it does not involve implements such as the one a National Football League star used on his son, a Reuters/Ipsos...