Back to school lunacy is upon us. Parents with kids in tow will raid retail outlets, snatching up the latest gadgets, backpacks, brand name clothes...
"Really, the child stands in the shadow of her mother here," an assistant attorney general testified, arguing for forced treatment. "She’s not an independent decision-maker.”
The Republican Party, so deeply opposed to women’s reproductive rights, has orchestrated a government shutdown that threatens the health and well-being of nearly 9 million women and children who depend on WIC, the supplemental nutrition program for Women, Infants and Children.
Despite slowly declining teen birth rates in the United States, more than 367,000 young women and girls ages 15-19 had babies in 2010. History shows that those moms are at higher risk for all sorts of problems. Their kids are, too.
As marketing tactics from Facebook to "advergames" blur the line between advertising and entertainment, parents' attempts to monitor their children’s food preferences become more difficult.
Early childhood education forms the foundation for the growth and development of children. And it is key to their health as youngsters and as the adults they will grow up to be.
As of October 2010, New Jersey partially met six of 13 standards that the Institute of Medicine recommended for school-food policies. Pennsylvania met none.
President Obama's speech and executive orders were an important step forward to address gun violence.
Rock stars' early, drug-related deaths may be about more than fame and fortune. Scientists are reconsidering their formative years.
About 1,000 American women die in childbirth every year, the highest rate in the developed world. In Pennsylvania, the rate has been rising. Why can't we turn this around.
An old disease is back. Cases of pertussis, or whooping cough, have more than tripled in the past five years, with the Philly region particularly hard hit.
Smoke-free laws have significantly reduced exposure to secondhand smoke at work and in public. But what about at home, especially when kids are present?
The American Academy of Pediatrics, trying to skirt a federal ban on non-prescription sale of emergency contraceptives to girls under 17, says physicians should write scripts in advance. This is good public health.