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?
Union workers at the state hospital that houses 373 of Minnesota's most violent and mentally ill patients want more freedom to use restraints amid recent incidents resulting in injuries to staff members.
Ohio's elections chief named a special investigator on Wednesday to review what he calls "significant disparities" in a marijuana legalization group's ballot petitions and said he is subpoenaing the campaign's director.