| Aug 25, 2013
Eleven-year-old Josie Berg-Hammond was running sideways in gym class when her right knee popped and buckled. She had torn a ligament, but surgery was delayed for two years because she was still growing.
As the preteen waited for the operation on her...
| Sep 12, 2013
| 1:15 PM
It's a parent's worst nightmare to lose a child. But every five days in Los Angeles County a baby suffocates while sleeping, making bed-sharing and unsafe sleep environments the leading preventable cause of infant death in the county.
| Jul 17, 2013
| 4:23 PM
It's July, which comes right before August which is when school resumes, which means now is the time to make an appointment for your children. The folks at the Pennsylvania Academy of Family Physicians and the state chapter of the American Academy of...
| Jul 12, 2013
| 9:04 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Parents who have been fretting over the low levels of arsenic found in apple juice can feel better about buying one of their kids' favorite drinks.
The Food and Drug Administration is setting a new limit on the level of arsenic...
| Jul 24, 2013
| 4:23 AM
Q: I just found out that I am pregnant. I am 25-years-old and my boyfriend is very happy. We will probably get married after the baby comes, but I am scared to death about becoming a mother. How will I know what to do with a baby? I can't ask my mom: we...
| Aug 20, 2013
| 10:26 AM
For the past 21 years, the first week in August has been known as World Breastfeeding Week. Maryland, recognizing the importance of breast-feeding for both personal and public health, has annually expanded this to declare August Maryland Breastfeeding...
| Aug 18, 2013
| 7:13 AM
It’s that time of the year again, when children head off to school for lessons in reading, writing and arithmetic.
The upcoming weeks will include essays, history projects and pages of problem solving.
But parents will have their share of...
| Jul 7, 2013
| 11:02 AM
The moment you bring your child home from the hospital, she has started on a path of development. Many steps in this developmental process occur during your child’s first two months.
Many of the things your baby is learning during this time period...
| Jul 8, 2013
| 11:58 AM
Nearly half of all infants develop a flat spot on their heads by the two-month check up -- largely from being put to bed face up, per doctors' orders -- according to a Canadian study published online Monday in the journal "Pediatrics."
That's the bad...
| Jun 29, 2013
| 10:54 PM
What’s grosser than gross? Slimy green mold growing in kids’ juice boxes. When the drinks are preservative-free, defects in the packaging can allow oxygen in and fungus to grow.
One concerned parent recently took a Juicy Juice box filled...
| Jun 20, 2013
| 3:59 PM
A ban on decorative bumpers that line a baby's crib goes into effect in Maryland Friday.
The ban applies to crib bumpers that are made of non-mesh type material and sit directly above the mattress. The ban does not apply to vertical bumpers that wrap...