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Science trumped politics, but politics may still present problems for teens trying to purchase emergency contraception. “A lot of stuff is going to happen over the next 30 days,” said Dr. Cora Breuner, a pediatric medicine specialist at...
People who volunteer are often known to say they get more out of the experience than those who are being helped. A study in Canada concurs that that may be true: Researchers say that high school students who volunteered improved their own health. The...
When your teen comes home slurring, swaying and smelling of alcohol, here's a research finding that will help you pinpoint whom to finger as the major "bad influence" in the kid's life. First, a couple of hints: It's not that rowdy gang of boys your son...
Opinion L.A.Paul Armentano, deputy director of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws and coauthor of the book "Marijuana Is Safer: So Why Are We Driving People to Drink?" responds to Shari Roan’s Aug. 17 Health article, "Student drug......
Founded in 1901, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles is one of the nation’s top children’s hospitals and is acknowledged worldwide for its leadership in pediatric and adolescent health. Children’s Hospital is one of only eight in the...
L.A. NOWThe rate of teen pregnancies in California is at a record low, according to a new state report. Factors include the influence of sex education programs, the poor economy and possibly even reality television programs that show the struggles of young...
HartfordOn Thursday, May 16, Connecticut Children's Medical Center honored a family whose commitment to the Medical Center and compassion for others touches the lives of tens of thousands of children and their families across Connecticut each year. The Partners...
Today, families are honoring mom — the inspirational woman who has been there to feed, heal, counsel, love, lead and encourage us. As we think about the remarkable stories of our own mothers, there are some extraordinary stories unfolding in our...
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The Times-Tribune, Scranton, Pa.Looking to improve health care, a team of second-year students at the Commonwealth Medical College analyzed a factor they said is a stronger predictor of someone's health status than age, income or education level: health literacy. "If people don't...
Tags: Students, Politics, Scranton, Teaching and Learning, Sleep Apnea
You can see why a state might require minors to have a parent's OK before they receive medical care. But Maryland law has made life especially difficult for homeless teenagers who have no adults watching out for them. It's the sort of problem that drives...
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