| Sep 27, 2013
| 4:23 PM
An advisory panel recommended Friday that the state Health Department revise language on its parental consent form for indoor tanning to specify that the practice can cause skin cancer.
The recommendation by the Maryland State Council on Cancer...
| Oct 22, 2013
| 1:21 PM
When students at Glencoe School District 35 gather for their classroom Halloween parties next week, they will relinquish venerable traditions like decorating cupcakes and nibbling on chocolates in favor of crafting cards and bracelets which will be...
| Oct 13, 2013
| 11:00 AM
The House has proposed funding some individual government agencies and programs as a stopgap measure. The American Academy of Pediatrics is asking Congress to reopen the full government.
As a pediatrician, if I see a kid coming in with a sore throat and...
| Oct 9, 2013
| 10:55 AM
As Florida officials investigate the deaths of 95 infants believed to be caused by unsafe sleeping conditions, the state on Wednesday announced a campaign with first responders to prevent further tragedy.
The deaths took place from Jan. 1 to Aug. 9...
| Sep 26, 2013
| 2:45 PM
Q: My son turned 4 in December. He was daytime potty-trained at 2 ½ but is still wearing a diaper at night. I’ve tried cutting out milk/liquids by 6 p.m. (he goes to bed between 7 and 7:45), and I have him pee right before bed. Is he going to be...
| Oct 8, 2013
| 6:39 PM
Tuesday's Sentinel had the horrid story of a teenage girl whose lousy decision to send a nude picture of herself spiraled out of control.
Her image went viral. It became an advertisement for porn sites and, authorities say, the obsession of a predator....
| Jul 31, 2013
| 7:47 AM
Each day over the past decade, about 34 U.S. children went to the emergency room after choking on food, according to a new study of a group of nationally-representative hospitals.
Researchers found that candy was the most common culprit - although...
| Jul 31, 2013
| 4:24 PM
An estimated 10 to 15 percent of students in the U.S. are chronically absent from school each year, according to a 2012 study by Johns Hopkins University.
For children struggling with chronic health conditions, extended absences are largely unavoidable....
| Jul 31, 2013
| 11:16 PM
Kim Richter is the BirthPlace lactation consultant at Avera St. Luke's Hospital's Breastfeeding Center.
Mothers face many challenges as they strive to meet their breastfeeding goals. World Breastfeeding Week, today through Wednesday, is...
| 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...
| Jul 12, 2013
| 1:05 AM
FARGO, N.D. - Sometimes when I select juice at the grocery store, I want to say; Will the real juice please step to the front of the shelf? That would save me some time reading the fine print on the beverage labels.
However, if the cartons, pouches...