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International measles outbreaks pose risk to American travelers, children

Measles outbreaks have been reported in 13 U.S. cities and health officials say some of those cases were contracted in a foreign country.

Friday - 04/25/2014, 07:28am EDT

Tags: measles, vaccinations, international travel,

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Local pediatricians: Codeine not effective treatment for children

It's not a surprise to local doctors that codeine now has the FDA's black box warning, cautioning doctors against writing prescriptions for the opiate painkiller.

Monday - 04/21/2014, 05:16pm EDT

Tags: Megan Cloherty, codeine, MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, fda, Journal of Pediatrics,

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Parenting: The pressing issue of paternity leave

In the U.S., paternity leave for a lot of men involves saving up and cobbling together sick days, vacations days and unpaid days.

Monday - 04/21/2014, 07:11am EDT

Tags: paternity leave, Randi Martin

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Parenting: What risks are too risky for families?

The rescue of the Kaufman family 900 miles off the coast of Mexico sparked both backlash and support for their decision.

Monday - 04/14/2014, 06:59am EDT

Tags: risks, family, Randi Martin

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The real reason babies cry

If babies had their way, they would be an only child.

Sunday - 04/13/2014, 08:10pm EDT

Tags: babies, Randi Martin, Mothers, breast feeding

It's time to have a 'sexting' talk with kids

The Anne Arundel County Police Department is warning parents they need to talk to their kids about sexting.

Friday - 04/11/2014, 08:43am EDT

Tags: mike murillo, sexting, children, Anne Arundel County Police

New labor, delivery option: nitrous oxide for pain

A few hospitals around the country are offering laughing gas, or nitrous oxide, as an alternative choice when it comes to pain management.

Monday - 04/07/2014, 01:05pm EDT

Tags: laughing gas, labor, delivery, Randi Martin

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Talkback: Mets player slammed for missing games to be with wife, newborn

Should major league baseball players be allowed to take paternity leave in the middle of the season?

Thursday - 04/03/2014, 05:49pm EDT

Tags: fathers, Washington Nationals, New York Mets, Mike Francesa, WTOP Talkback

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Leggings distracting for boys? Debate over a ban

The principal of Haven Middle School in Evanston, Ill., thought leggings were too distracting on girls, so she banned female students from wearing them.

Monday - 03/31/2014, 07:26am EDT

Tags: leggings, Randi Martin, Dress Code

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Study: Stress of homework hurts students' grades

How much homework is too much? Ann Dolin, president of EC Tutoring and author of the book "Homework Made Simple: Tips, Tools and Solutions for Stress Free Homework," offers guidance by grade level.

Friday - 03/28/2014, 07:40am EDT

Tags: education, Paula Wolfson, school, homework

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