| Jan 11, 2015
Q: Last year we had numerous school cancellations because of the snow. It is hard for me to take off of work each time to stay home with my 9- and 11-year-olds, and I am considering leaving them at home by themselves. At what age do you think it is safe...
| Jan 7, 2015
| 9:52 AM
Boys and girls are starting sports younger and training harder.
With the increasing pressure for child athletes to perform better by being more fit and more skilled, parents, coaches and health providers need to ensure their safety by following...
| Jan 8, 2015
| 10:44 AM
Almost three-quarters of parents turn car seats around too early in a child's life, according to a recent study from the University of Michigan.
The American Academy of Pediatrics updated its guidelines for child passenger safety in March 2011,...
| Nov 4, 2014
| 11:36 AM
My 9-year-old doesn't have recess, and lots of folks think that's a problem. Parents across Central Florida -- and the state -- have been clamoring for recess this year, arguing schools are hurting students by eliminating that kid-loved chunk of...
| Jan 2, 2015
| 1:54 PM
After nearly a decade of legal battling, a federal judge this week found widespread problems in the way Florida's Medicaid program has provided health care to children.
Judge Adalberto Jordan said Florida's history of low reimbursement payments to...
| Dec 29, 2014
| 11:45 AM
TALLAHASSEE -- Some children could travel with more protection in 2015 as a new law about child car seats takes effect Thursday.
Overall, the start of 2015 will be quiet for new laws in Florida. Lawmakers sent 255 bills to Gov. Rick Scott after...
| Dec 31, 2014
| 2:30 AM
Source: Loyola University Health System
A common question parents ask themselves this time of year is, "Does my child really need a flu shot?" Though the flu may seem harmless, the truth is that on average, 20,000 U.S. children age 5...
| Dec 24, 2014
| 2:30 AM
Source: The Cleveland Clinic
When it's dark long before dinnertime and temperatures are finger- and toe-numbing outside, the urge to hibernate hits. Although winter can be tricky, there are many ways to keep your children active...
| Dec 23, 2014
| 2:58 PM
More needs to be done to address a hidden toll of violence that is creating a ripple of social ills in Baltimore, including hurting children's ability to learn, community advocates and health professionals say.
The Rev. Frank M. Reid III of Bethel AME...
| Dec 12, 2014
| 1:52 PM
The Palm Beach County boy celebrated his fourth birthday on Oct. 31, and six days later a state appeals court cleared the way for his long-delayed circumcision.
But the child's foreskin has yet to be surgically removed as his father wishes.
| Dec 17, 2014
| 10:00 AM
Thank you for Andrea McDaniels' brilliant article on the impact of violence on children ("Advocates aim to save Baltimore children from impact of violence," Dec. 14). Pediatricians are so concerned about this issue — called Adverse Childhood...