| Mar 28, 2014
Rodney Bryant Bien-Aime
School: West Gate Elementary in West Palm Beach
Hometown: West Palm Beach
Rodney's quiet, calm demeanor earns constant praise from teachers and peers alike. Displaying these traits is part...
| Mar 25, 2014
| 9:38 AM
Many good things are happening in Baltimore's public schools. We've moved away from zero-tolerance discipline policies, graduation rates are on the rise, and middle-graders are scoring higher on national assessments.
But much more progress is needed,...
| Mar 24, 2014
| 8:18 AM
As a pediatric nurse practitioner at the Edgewater High School Student Health Center, Darcy Ravndal sees a wide variety of ailments.
“It is busy, busy, busy,” she said. “I do everything from sports exams to managing asthma to taking...
| Mar 24, 2014
| 9:35 AM
WASHINGTON Six hundred 3- and 4-year-olds are attending preschool in Salt Lake County and Park City, Utah, this year thanks to an innovative financing model that is catching the attention of government officials and lawmakers across the country.
| Mar 21, 2014
| 2:07 PM
To vaccinate or not to vaccinate. That ... really shouldn’t be the question. But for some reason it is in America.
Deadly diseases such as measles and polio are no longer a threat to the majority of vaccinated Americans. (As The Times’...
| Mar 9, 2014
| 3:00 AM
Patients begin lining up outside Capitol City Family Health Center before the doors open at 7:30 a.m.
The clinic, on a ragged stretch of the boulevard that separates the black and white sections of town, is a refuge for thousands of this old southern...
| Mar 20, 2014
| 12:59 PM
We like to think of our home as a safe haven where we can rest, unwind and enjoy times with friends and family.
But there's danger lurking where you least expect it.
More than half a million Marylanders suffered injuries that required hospital...
| Jan 31, 2014
| 6:04 PM
Chief Petty Officer Tori Novo says she finds herself saying "no" to young people who want to ship out to sea with the Navy more often than she used to.
A recruiter for seven years, Novo says she has seen the standards for enlisting in the Navy become...
| Feb 4, 2014
| 9:00 PM
South Florida's hospitals are among the best in the nation, if there's anything to be gleaned from the annual medical center rankings that are all the rage in the patient watchdog landscape these days.
The Leapfrog Group, for example, awarded an "A"...
| Jan 27, 2014
| 3:00 AM
It's been half a century since the first U.S. surgeon general's report appeared linking smoking to lung cancer. In the decades that followed, federal and state health officials waged a vigorous public information and education campaign that convinced...
| Feb 5, 2014
| 5:11 PM
CVS Caremark Corp.'s imminent exit from the cigarette and tobacco business — an unprecedented move for a major pharmacy company — is being cheered by many medical professionals and lawmakers as a triumph of corporate responsibility over the...