24
Jun

Free Condoms for Kids in Provincetown, Massachusetts

Parents will not be informed if their seven-year-old visits the nurse's office and asks for a condom in Provincetown, Massachusetts. Instead, they will ask the child their motivation and leave it at that.

23
Jun

New York Bill Requires Health Insurance to Cover Autism Treatment

A recent bill was passed in New York that, if passed by the governor, would require health insurance companies to cover screenings, diagnosis and lifetime treatment for children with autism spectrum disorders.

22
Jun

Public Interest Group Plots to Sue McDonald’s

In order to meet with government standards, McDonald's has been forced to advertise Happy Meals only featuring healthier alternatives with less than 600 calories, but according to the consumer group, that's not enough.

16
Jun

Fonzie Goes to School

Winkler is not only acting, but he also writes childrens' books that deal with the subject of dyslexia and learning disorders. The Hank Zipzer book series follows the challenges and antics of a young school boy with a learning disorder.

15
Jun

Making Mud Pies is Good for Your Health

Mycobacterium vaccae, a bacteria found in soil and air, may actually promote learning and decrease psychological depression.

15
Jun

First Thumb-Sucking Clinic Opens in England

Experts say caution does need to be taken when trying to break the thumb-sucking habit, as most children who suck their thumbs long-term do so to achieve a certain level of psychological comfort.

15
Jun

Do Your Kids Gag When Swallowing Pills? There’s a Trick for That!

Most of us approach pill swallowing the same way we approach swallowing liquid and food–with our heads positioned straightforward. Research suggests turning to the side, tilting upward or tucking downward may make swallowing pills easier.

14
Jun

Strict TV Rules Encourage Kids to Be More Physically Active

I'm not an expert, but I can tell you right now, once I set the limitations on how much television got watched around the house, it definitely encouraged both of us to get more active. We took daily walks, spent time in the park and we read a lot of books.

16
May

Cordblood Banks

You’ve decided to bank your baby’s cord blood, but do you know what your options are? Parents-to-be can privately bank…