| Aug 19, 2013
| 2:13 PM
A second child is seven times more likely to be diagnosed with autism if an older sibling has the diagnosis, but environmental factors may be playing a significant role, according to a study of 1.5 million children born over a 24-year period.
| Aug 12, 2013
When does a man become a father — the legally recognized parent of a child, responsible for support and eligible for custody? Historically, parenthood has involved something more than simply a biological connection. In some eras that meant the law...
| Aug 12, 2013
New OB/GYN physicians
Breanne Mueller, M.D.
• Medical school: University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine
• Residency: Obstetrics and Gynecology, Mercy Medical Center, St. Louis, Mo.
Melissa Hieb, D.O.
• Medical school:...
| Jul 31, 2013
| 3:47 PM
Did you know that if you get pregnant, you can give the baby up for adoption?
Oh, you did?
Because in Texas, there’s a new proposal on the table, Senate Bill 42, that would require pregnant women to take an adoption education course before...
| Jun 29, 2013
| 4:18 PM
Velma Caroline "Carlene" Myers Cullison, 87, of Hagerstown, went home to be with the Lord surrounded by her family on Thursday, June 27, 2013.
Born March 28, 1926, in Porterstown, Md., outside Sharpsburg, she was the daughter of the late Howard S. and...
| Jun 27, 2013
| 6:51 PM
Velma Caroline "Carlene" Myers Cullison, 87, of Hagerstown went home to be with the Lord surrounded by her family on Thursday, June 27, 2013.
Born March 28, 1926, in Potterstown, Md., outside Sharpsburg, she was the daughter of the late Howard S. and...
| Jun 12, 2013
| 11:41 AM
Stephen Moyer and Anna Paquin have finally revealed the names of their twins.
The stars of vampire fantasy "True Blood" welcomed their little boy and girl prematurely last September but have remained mum about their monikers.
But now the husband-and-...
| May 28, 2013
Tuesday, May 28 Hope you had a fabulous Memorial Day weekend! Of course, having yesterday off makes today feel like a Monday... We had perfect weather for all of the Memorial Day remembrance events. It's so important to take a moment and honor those who...
| Apr 29, 2013
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April 29, 2013
Q: My 5-year-old daughter just had her adenoids and tonsils removed because of snoring...
| Mar 28, 2013
| 7:05 PM
When Whitney Watts of Columbia agreed to bear twins on behalf of an infertile Boston couple two years ago, she entered a murky area of Maryland law.
Nothing forbade her from signing a contract to carry babies conceived through in vitro fertilization and...
| Mar 23, 2013
| 11:31 PM
Sometimes, when Amanda Lucio looks into her 4-month-old son’s bright eyes, she searches for answers.
“Sometimes he looks at you with those eyes, and it’s like he’s crying out for help,” she said. “Just give me a sign...