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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...
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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A new study confirms something pediatricians and parents already suspected: One key to having happy, healthy and less depressed children is to have earlier bedtimes. The study was conducted by researchers at Columbia University and appears in the journal...
Fewer Maryland children are living in high-poverty neighborhoods than a decade ago, but the lingering economic slump has left more parents without a steady paycheck, theAnnie E. Casey Foundationreported Wednesday. The Baltimore-based charity ranks...
Watch Direct Access Friday, June 1st, at Midnight on DC50 for coverage, with exclusive interviews, from the "I Care About Me" event, which took place Monday, May 21st. DC Department of Health Launches Teen Health Campaign “I Care About Me”...
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