| Jan 29, 2015
| 6:09 PM
With California gripped by a measles outbreak, Dr. Charles Goodman posted a clear notice in his waiting room and on Facebook: His practice will no longer see children whose parents won't get them vaccinated.
"Parents who choose not to give measles...
| Dec 16, 2014
| 1:09 PM
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...
| Jan 26, 2015
| 11:20 AM
With virtually no hard proof that medical marijuana benefits sick children, and evidence that it may harm developing brains, the drug should only be used for severely ill kids who have no other treatment option, the nation's most influential pediatricians...
| Jan 26, 2015
| 5:06 PM
With medical marijuana now legal in 23 states — including Illinois — and recreational use permissible in four, parents are finding it increasingly challenging to explain to teens why the drug is harmful.
Despite the push for legalization,...
| Feb 2, 2015
| 3:27 PM
The Delray Beach City Commission voted on Jan. 20 to restrict the use of e-cigarettes in locations where traditional tobacco products are prohibited by the Florida Clean Indoor Air Act of 2003. Delray joined a growing list of cities and counties in...
| Jan 31, 2015
| 9:00 PM
Conservation in Florida is too important to be handled by legislators who appear to not understand what we have voted for them to do. I believe a board picked by conservation advocates should decide how conservation money is...
| Jan 23, 2015
| 10:33 AM
An outbreak of measles in California, including 59 cases -- 42 of which have been linked to exposure in Disneyland -- has prompted the nation's leading pediatric group to urge parents to get their children vaccinated.
“A family vacation to an...
| Jan 26, 2015
| 3:24 PM
A seat belt for grown-ups was uncomfortable for 5-year-old Erick Santiago, so he kept trying to take it off, his father said.
At 4 feet tall and 72 pounds, Erick, who lives in Poinciana, was too big for a child-safety seat but too small to sit in a...
| Feb 3, 2015
| 3:17 PM
HARTFORD — Untouched by a measles outbreak affecting seven states and stirring debate about immunizations, Connecticut's vaccination rate for school children remains sky-high — although the number of exempt children has been creeping upward...
| Jan 22, 2015
| 12:36 PM
Florida parents must secure their children in car safety seats for two years longer – through age 5 – under a new law that started Jan. 1 to reduce injuries in auto accidents.
The old law required parents to restrain their kids in car...
| Jan 15, 2015
| 9:36 AM
Most parents applaud the American Academy of Pediatrics' advice against screen time for tots through age 2 — and a limit of one or two hours throughout childhood.
But then their toddler has to sit through a sibling's swim practice or buckle up for...