| Dec 9, 2013
| 7:00 AM
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,...
| Nov 13, 2013
| 9:03 AM
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...
| Nov 29, 2013
| 2:22 PM
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...
| Dec 12, 2013
| 2:30 PM
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...
| Nov 21, 2013
| 7:09 PM
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...
| Nov 13, 2013
| 12:00 PM
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.
| Nov 12, 2013
| 5:00 AM
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...
| Dec 16, 2013
| 1:28 PM
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...
| Dec 18, 2013
| 11:22 AM
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...
| Nov 15, 2013
| 3:01 PM
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...
| Nov 15, 2013
| 5:32 PM
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...