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  • Violence, risky behavior a common mix in big films, study says

     Violence, risky behavior a common mix in big films, study says
    A medical journal that recently concluded that violence in PG-13 movies is skyrocketing has a new report showing that almost 90% of the highest-grossing recent movies have violent characters, more than three-quarters of which also engage in drinking,...
  • Rising movie gun violence gives rise to concerns over movie ratings

    Rising movie gun violence gives rise to concerns over movie ratings
    In a review of the 945 top-grossing films since 1950, researchers for the American Academy of Pediatrics found that movies rated PG-13 have become progressively more violent, with gunplay tripling since 1985. In fact, today’s PG-13 movies are more...
  • Too Many Guns In The Wrong Hands

    Adam Lanza was a deeply troubled young man who never should have had access to guns. But as the state's investigative report released this week made clear, Mr. Lanza had easy access to several guns that were legally purchased by his mother and kept in the...
  • A Year After Newtown Shootings, Hollywood Resists Scrutiny of Media Violence

    When President Obama spoke on the campus of DreamWorks Animation last month, his only note of admonishment to Hollywood came when he mentioned gun violence, in which he said that "we have got to make sure we are not glorifying it." He mentioned that in...
  • 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...
  • Preschool suspensions not age-appropriate [Letter]

    Preschool suspensions not age-appropriate [Letter]
    Preschoolers who are 3 and 4 years old are at a developmental point where they are learning about social boundaries ("Tough penalties for young students," Nov. 12). It is a time to learn right and wrong, happy and sad, and time to play or work. Kids who...
  • Gun violence explodes in PG-13 films

    When the first "Die Hard" and "Terminator" movies landed in theaters in the 1980s, both were rated R. But their sequels arrived with PG-13 marks — even though the level of violence had actually escalated. Critics have blasted Hollywood's movie...
  • Pediatricians advise pregnant women, children against drinking raw milk

    The American Academy of Pediatrics on Monday warned that pregnant women and children should not drink raw milk and said it supports a nationwide ban on the sale of raw milk because of the danger of bacterial illnesses. The group's statement said it...
  • Guest Column: Suffocation is leading preventable cause of infant death in the county

    As we enter the coldest time of the year in Los Angeles, staying warm becomes a top priority, especially for families with young children. Babies may be brought to sleep with their parents in a bed, dressed in extra layers of clothing at nighttime or...
  • Maryland to add cancer warning to parental consent form for indoor tanning

    Maryland to add cancer warning to parental consent form for indoor tanning
    A form parents must sign before their children use indoor tanning devices will warn that the practice can cause skin cancer and possibly death under a new policy state health officials adopted Friday. "Indoor tanning can cause skin cancer. Skin cancer...
  • Learning Matters: Reducing childhood stress is a balancing act

    Learning Matters: Reducing childhood stress is a balancing act
    Educators are caught in a circular conundrum. Students are stressed, and their parents, grandparents, mental health professionals and educators themselves all worry about the effects of that stress on student health, well-being, and, yes, on academic...