| Dec 5, 2014
| 12:09 PM
When John Randolph walks his 3-mile mail route each workday, he stays on the lookout for one of the greatest threats confronting workers of the U.S. Postal Service: the family dog.
Randolph, a 23-year veteran who delivers mail in Woodlawn, was bitten two...
| Dec 7, 2014
Q: My children are making Christmas wish lists and most of what they want is electronic — tablets and games. I have concerns about how and when they are going to use them, but I think they serve a purpose. Should I buy them, and if I do, how can I...
| Sep 29, 2014
| 1:04 PM
To prevent teen pregnancies, pediatricians should talk with their adolescent patients about birth control, starting with hormonal implants and IUDs, according to an updated policy statement from the American Academy of Pediatrics.
Progestin implants and...
| 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...
| Oct 29, 2014
| 1:26 PM
As many new parents can attest, a new baby brings with it many mysteries. Considering children do not come with instruction manuals, it's up to Mom and Dad to learn the ropes through trial and error and with some advice from pediatricians, friends and...