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  • Residents press Arundel school board to consider later high school start times

    Residents press Arundel school board to consider later high school start times
    Annapolis High School student Dajuan Gay left an after-school job early Wednesday so he could petition the Anne Arundel County Board of Education for later school start time. The junior than left the board meeting to resume his regimented daily schedule...
  • When should nighttime bedwetting stop?

    When should nighttime bedwetting stop?
    Q: My son turned 4 in December. He was daytime potty-trained at 2 ½ but is still wearing a diaper at night. I’ve tried cutting out milk/liquids by 6 p.m. (he goes to bed between 7 and 7:45), and I have him pee right before bed. Is he going to be...
  • Co-sleeping prolongs breast-feeding but safety a concern, study says

    Two new studies, both released Monday, offer additional evidence -- if any were really needed -- that breast-feeding can be really, really difficult for mothers. In one analysis, published in the journal Pediatrics, researchers interviewed first-time...
  • Nursing mother is what the hype doctor ordered

    When I first saw the new Time magazine cover of a nearly 4-year-old boy nursing on his mother's exposed breast, I must admit it made me nostalgic: For a time when they wrapped magazines in brown paper. I'm no mothering expert, but I do believe, as a...
  • Mother needs advice to help overweight daughter

    Q: My daughter is 4-foot-7, and weighs 132 pounds. She also has high blood pressure and reflux. I've been trying to cut back on sugar drinks and fried food. Can you suggest any other changes to her eating plan to help? A: It's great that you're working...
  • The Kid's Doctor: Family routines can reduce childhood obesity

    http://www.kidsdr.com I just read an article published in the journal Pediatrics which once again validated the importance of family routines. In this study, researchers from Ohio State University looked at household routines as they related to childhood...
  • Panel recommends revised cancer warning on consent form for indoor tanning

    Panel recommends revised cancer warning on consent form for indoor tanning
    An advisory panel recommended Friday that the state Health Department revise language on its parental consent form for indoor tanning to specify that the practice can cause skin cancer. The recommendation by the Maryland State Council on Cancer...
  • Kids, Media and Obesity: Reducing 'screen' time would help, experts say

    A recent study released in Pediatrics looks at mounting research showing that a child's media use may be linked to their body weight, not only due to the fact that they don't get as much exercise if they are watching TV and using other media, but also due...
  • Children should also have their cholesterol checked

    I've been attending a conference for my continuing education (I still love going to school) and one of the topics was "Universal Cholesterol Screening in Children." While adults have known the importance of maintaining a healthy cholesterol level for a...
  • Why doctors fire patients: The great vaccine debate

    A recent headline in the Wall Street Journal noted, "More doctors dismissing patients who refuse vaccines for their children." This story was especially interesting to me, as I now only accept new patients who plan to vaccinate their children. This was...
  • American Academy of Pediatrics boosts health benefits of circumcision

    http://www.kidsdr.com Many new parents ask me about the pros/cons of circumcising their newborn sons. The American Academy of Pediatrics released a new policy statement today (Aug. 27) on circumcision, stating that the health benefits of the procedure...