| Oct 29, 2013
| 5:53 AM
When I asked my daughter recently how far along she was in her book, her response was "67 percent." Which reminded us just how much kids today are "digital natives" and how even old-school activities like reading now often take place on screens. But the...
| Oct 27, 2013
| 9:17 PM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Although teenagers should be encouraged to abstain from sex, they should also have access to cheap condoms, pediatricians said Monday.
In a policy statement, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Committee on Adolescence...
| Nov 5, 2013
| 1:40 PM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Eating disorders are most often associated with young women, but a new study suggests young men can also become obsessed with their appearance and go to extremes to enhance their bodies.
The problem can resemble a...
| Nov 4, 2013
| 2:14 AM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Whether children can and should participate in strength training has been a contentious issue. But new research suggests it is safe and may encourage young people to be more active in their everyday lives.
| Nov 13, 2013
| 3:00 PM
Simply referring to Maria Trent, M.D., as a pediatrician is a bit like calling Barack Obama an executive.
The Johns Hopkins Children's Center doctor's continuing achievements as a researcher, clinician, professor and advocate for adolescent health...
| Nov 24, 2013
In more than 40 years as a pediatrician, I've worked in the military, in a small private practice and in a large multi-specialty group. And I've seen huge changes, both in administrative practices and in treatment protocols.
Many of the changes have...
| 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,...
| Dec 9, 2013
| 11:27 AM
Dr. Ghislaine D. "Ghilly" Godenne, a psychiatrist and a Belgian baroness who was the founder of the Adolescent Psychiatric Clinic at Johns Hopkins Hospital and later was director of Johns Hopkins University Counseling and Psychiatric Services, died...
| Oct 28, 2013
| 4:44 AM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Pediatricians and child abuse agencies should step in when parents' religious beliefs keep kids from getting necessary medical care, doctors said Monday.
In a policy statement, the American Academy of Pediatrics Committee on...
| Jun 4, 2013
Dear Amy: My daughter had a baby four months ago. Her in-laws moved in with them at that time.
The baby was put in a bassinet for the first month or so. After that the bassinet was put away, and they did not put the crib up. The in-laws put the little...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 1:33 PM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Kids with same-sex parents are less likely to have private insurance than those with opposite-sex married parents, according to a new study.
But some of those differences go away when states allow same-sex marriage or civil...