| Jul 31, 2013
| 4:24 PM
An estimated 10 to 15 percent of students in the U.S. are chronically absent from school each year, according to a 2012 study by Johns Hopkins University.
For children struggling with chronic health conditions, extended absences are largely unavoidable....
| Jul 31, 2013
| 11:16 PM
Kim Richter is the BirthPlace lactation consultant at Avera St. Luke's Hospital's Breastfeeding Center.
Mothers face many challenges as they strive to meet their breastfeeding goals. World Breastfeeding Week, today through Wednesday, is...
| Jul 31, 2013
| 1:46 PM
Breastfeeding is on the rise in the U.S., with 77% of new mothers nursing their newborns and nearly half sticking with it for at least six months, according to new data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The CDC’s 2013...
| Jul 22, 2013
| 10:00 AM
The nation's pediatricians keep saying that television can be harmful for babies and toddlers, but this time, they mean it literally. A new study finds that in 2011 alone, televisions falling on children caused some 17,000 injuries that warranted a trip...
| Jul 8, 2013
| 11:58 AM
Nearly half of all infants develop a flat spot on their heads by the two-month check up -- largely from being put to bed face up, per doctors' orders -- according to a Canadian study published online Monday in the journal "Pediatrics."
That's the bad...
| Jun 29, 2013
| 10:54 PM
What’s grosser than gross? Slimy green mold growing in kids’ juice boxes. When the drinks are preservative-free, defects in the packaging can allow oxygen in and fungus to grow.
One concerned parent recently took a Juicy Juice box filled...
| Jun 26, 2013
| 2:11 PM
In the hours after the U.S. Supreme Court handed down decisions in U.S. vs. Windsor and Hollingsworth vs. Perry, health groups chimed in support of the rulings -- and gay marriage.
American Psychological Assn. president Donald Bersoff said in a...
| Jun 25, 2013
| 3:19 PM
When two women walked past a silver sedan Tuesday and saw a toddler locked inside, they jumped into action and called 911.
Deputies and fire-rescue officials rushed to the scene with sirens blaring. As one smashed the driver's-side window to retrieve...
| May 13, 2013
| 2:43 PM
WASHINGTON — Congressional Republicans have opened a new line of attack on President Obama's healthcare law, charging that the administration has improperly sought help from the healthcare industry and other outside groups to implement the...
| Apr 29, 2013
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April 29, 2013
Q: My 5-year-old daughter just had her adenoids and tonsils removed because of snoring...
| May 29, 2013
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