For a long list of reasons, the day-to-day life of a child in foster care can be challenging. Foster parents are often stretched thin and overburdened, foster children often wrestle with emotional issues that can go misdiagnosed, unrecognized or misunderstood, and qualified medical care for this vulnerable population is constantly in short supply.
Charlotte Thompson Iserbyt served as the head of policy at the Department of Education during the first administration of Ronald Reagan.
A current California bill, AB 499, would "allow a minor who is 12 years of age or older to consent to medical care related to the prevention of a sexually transmitted disease."
With escalating rates of childhood illness these days, it is more important than ever to be careful about what you feed your child, from day one.
The Journal of Pediatrics published a study that found infants, who are deficient in vitamin D at birth, have a six times higher risk of developing RSV during their first year of life. Nearly 100,000 children under the age of one are hospitalized every single year due to RSV infections.
A landmark new study out of Canada exposes yet another lie propagated by the biotechnology industry, this time blowing a hole in the false claim that a certain genetic pesticide used in the cultivation of genetically-modified (GM) crops does not end up in the human body upon consumption.
Pregnant women – like the rest of us – have a choice to make. Do we wait for the hundreds of randomized controlled trials that are currently being conducted to see if vitamin D helps, or do we act now, on what we know now?
Chocolate milk has long been seen as the spoonful of sugar that makes the medicine go down, but the nation's childhood obesity epidemic has a growing number of people wondering whether that's wise.
Are you a parent? Here's a simple question to ask yourself: if your youngster receives a bump on the head, would you rather keep an eye on your child for 4 to 6 hours to make sure he or she suffered no serious trauma -- or would you prefer that doctors zap your child's brain with ionizing radiation from costly computed tomography (CT) scans just to make you feel better immediately?
If after perusing the news, you think to yourself, “Why are more young people dropping dead after a sporting event?” then you are on to something. Most recently it was basketball player Wes Leonard of Michigan and Texas quarterback Reggie Garrett. Both high schoolers collapsed and died right after scoring the winning play.