I’ve always had reliable vision. Glasses were my husband’s thing. Yet suddenly and sadly, this is no longer my situation. My children hand me objects to look at and I have to shift them farther away to see clearly. When I read at night, I can’t focus unless the book is positioned at a precise distance from my face and the light is neither too bright nor too dim. In most ways, I am loving my 40s, but these little reminders that I am, in fact, aging are quite irritating.
Due to cost and logistics, the American Heart Association does not recommend mandatory EKG screenings for children. But after several high-profile deaths, including one in Miami in December, there’s a movement among parents and the medical community to encourage testing.
Although childhood cancer rates in the United States have been rising slightly for the past few decades, children make up less than 1 percent of all new cancer diagnoses each year, according to the American Cancer Society.
Children teasing each other is a normal fact of life and will always be part of the developmental process. That doesn’t mean that kids can’t be affected by bullying. As a parent, you want to protect your child from bullying, but how do you teach your kids to defend themselves?
DDo It seems that there’s some sort of sunscreen controversy every summer. And with its annual Sunscreen Guide, the Environmental Working Group (EWG) is usually behind it. For 2015, the EWG went beyond shedding light on the potential health risks associated with sunscreen, and actually pointed fingers at several well-known and widely available brands.
Republicans will likely lose Monday's Senate showdown over halting federal aid to Planned Parenthood. Yet the political offensive by abortion foes has just started, prompted by a batch of unsettling videos that has focused attention on the group's little-noticed practice of providing fetal tissue to researchers.
An acupuncturist in Southern California could have his medical license suspended by state regulators who claim he used bee stings to treat patients and didn't have an allergic reaction kit in his office.