| Apr 11, 2010
Threatening to rouse the colicky baby of modern family life, a new Australian study suggests that children of women who work part time are healthier than those of mothers who work full time or who are not in the work force.
Published by the journal...
| Apr 20, 2010
Children with autism are often calmed by riding on a swing; some do it for hours every day. But doctors are warning of a danger that can occur when wear and tear causes small metal fragments to peel from the suspension apparatus and fall into children's...
| Apr 28, 2010
Sixteen-year-old Arnold James has a hard time picturing life without his cell phone.
"It would probably be like drug addicts feel when they're getting off of drugs," says the Wilde Lake High School student, who often uses his phone during school hours....
| Apr 26, 2010
Myles Williams was a happy-go-lucky kindergartner who started coming home each day with a soggy shirt collar.
His parents were mystified until his teacher called to report that Myles, 5, was chewing on his shirt and acting anxious. She asked if...
| Mar 24, 2010
African American children with sickle cell disease are at high risk of intellectual disabilities, hearing and vision deficits and frequent severe headaches, federal researchers said Tuesday.
Children with the inherited disease are at least four times...
| Apr 12, 2010
| 2:10 PM
Whether we like it or not, homework is part of our children's lives and often the topic of disharmony at home.
By using the senses, parents can help setup an environment conducive to learning, an environment where an unhappy task can become fun and...
| Oct 11, 2010
| 3:20 PM
A 4-year-old boy with severe developmental disabilities died in his nursing facility when he had difficulty breathing and no one heard the alarm on his monitor. Three weeks later, a 4-year-old girldied at the home in an almost identical way.
| Oct 12, 2010
| 9:14 PM
In a rare move, Gov. Pat Quinn on Tuesday ordered a health monitor be placed at a troubled Chicago facility caring for children with severe developmental disabilities.
The governor also instructed his senior health policy adviser to immediately draft...
| Jan 30, 2011
Ray Bahr ought to be taking it easy. He's 75 and retired after a successful career as a cardiologist. Instead, the Canton resident finds himself prowling alleys in East Baltimore on the lookout for illegally dumped trash and goading city officials to...
| Apr 11, 2010
Carolyn and Brian Schroeder never imagined this kind of baby photo album.
"Don't take this the wrong way," Brian said to photographer Todd Hochberg. "We want to see the pictures, but there's a part of me that doesn't want to see them."
| Apr 15, 2010
The alcohol industry has found ways to make its products attractive to kids, and parents may not realize what it is their children are drinking.
So-called "alcopops" taste like fruit juice but can contain as much booze, or more, than some beers. Girls,...