| Sep 23, 2010
Whooping cough, also known as pertussis, is a bacterial disease that infects the respiratory system. It is most dangerous to infants, particularly those who are too young to be vaccinated.
Symptoms: Children and adults suffer from severe coughing,...
| Jun 13, 2010
In my youth, nothing spelled summer more than my box of stationery, stashed in a trunk next to my insect repellent, shorts, towels and bathing suit. Summer camp was the pinnacle of the illusion of freedom, albeit in a controlled environment. There I...
| Oct 23, 2010
Fall means back to school for kids and young adults. But hundreds of programs in the Southland are open to seniors, too. And relatives who are concerned about keeping their elders healthy —mentally and physically — should...
| Oct 22, 2010
| 3:34 PM
Pity the poor boy--in the United States at least--wedged in the midst of a bevy of sisters. When he's little, he'll certainly be dressed and made up like a doll. He will doubtless spend time cooling his heels at the bathroom door. He'll likely pine for...
| Oct 31, 2010
Razorbill: 456 pp., $17.99
After 13 books that have netted her as many bestsellers and a hit TV show that is now in its fifth season, "Bones" author Kathy Reichs once again gets forensic with her latest, only this time...
| Oct 31, 2010
The Authorized Biography of Roald Dahl
Simon & Schuster: 658 pp., $30
I was sitting on an airplane with a copy of "Storyteller: The Authorized Biography of Roald Dahl" when an elegant woman in the seat next to me murmured,...
| Dec 19, 2010
From LAX, Delta, American, United and Virgin America offer nonstop service to Orlando, Fla.; US Airways and Southwest offer direct service (stop, no change of planes) and Continental and Southwest offer connecting service (change of planes). Restricted...
| Jul 26, 2010
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Feeling stressed-out? Anxious? Overly sensitive to things other people say? You can blame your mother. (As if you weren't doing that already.)
A growing body of scientific evidence points to the long-lasting effects of maternal nurturing while children...
| Sep 26, 2010
I wouldn't call it a vacation, exactly. Any time you have three pet llamas and a 3-year-old and you're covering 30 miles in less than a week, it's like, well, let's call it an adventure.
My wife, Amber, and I and our high-energy daughter Ediza spent a...
| Sep 12, 2010
In young-adult fiction, look for the fall to squeeze every last drop of — excuse the expression — blood out of the vampire and supernatural creature trend. We've seen werewolves, ghosts, warrior fairies, zombies … where can we go next?...
| Sep 19, 2010
In "Knuffle Bunny" and "Knuffle Bunny, Too," readers fell in love with the highly expressive Trixie in her pre-verbal and preschool states. Along with her, we experience the drama of (temporarily) losing her beloved stuffed Knuffle Bunny, and we strain...