| Jan 6, 2010
| 4:52 PM
January is the month for new beginnings – and that's evident not just in gyms, but also in family court, where every new year brings a spike in the number of people filing for divorce.
So for divorce attorneys, the new year is usually a busy time....
| Mar 6, 2010
You know what they say about March -- comes in like a lion, goes out like a lamb.
Forget that. March is Women's History Month. It should come in like a lioness, and go out like one too. Like, say, Gloria Steinem.
As a seminal figure in the American...
| Aug 6, 2010
Ole Ivar Lovaas, a UCLA psychology professor who pioneered one of the standard treatments for autism, died Monday night at a hospital in Lancaster. He was 83.
He had been recovering from surgery for a broken hip and developed an infection, according to a...
| 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...
| 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,...
| May 3, 2010
Your life story depends upon a combination of the DNA you're stuck with plus your environment, including all the little choices and events that happen over that lifetime.
But in recent years, researchers have discovered that, while DNA lays out the...
| May 3, 2010
When little Danielle Dolgoff was just 3 years old, she looked up from her lunch and asked her mom how many calories were in her turkey sandwich.
"It's a 'green light' food," pediatrician Joanna Dolgoff told her daughter. "Don't worry about calories. Just...
| May 31, 2010
Robert L. McNeil Jr., a Philadelphia chemist who developed a little-known pain reliever called paracetamol into the global blockbuster Tylenol, creating a fortune that he freely distributed to charities, universities and museums, died May 20 of a heart...
| May 4, 2010
Lynn Redgrave, a member of the distinguished British acting family who became an overnight sensation playing the title character in the 1966 film "Georgy Girl" and later achieved acclaim on stage as both an actress and a writer, has died. She was 67....
| May 16, 2010
Dr. Stanley I. Greenspan, a psychiatrist who documented the developmental milestones of early childhood and developed the widely used "Floor Time" method for teaching children with autism and other developmental disorders, died April 27 at Suburban...