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WDBJ-TV Anchor/ReporterMost parents would do anything to protect their children, but many may not be protecting their children from one disease. An alarming statistic shows more children than ever before are being diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes. One in three new cases of Type...
A Virginia Senate committee has endorsed legislation making it illegal for adults to smoke with kids in the car. The Courts of Justice Committee voted 10-5 Monday to send Sen. Ralph Northam's bill to the Senate floor. The bill would prohibit smoking...
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WDBJ7 ReporterA new recommendation by the American Academy of Pediatrics is raising eyebrows. It says pediatricians should prescibe emergency contraceptives like Plan B for girls ages 16 and under. The Academy says while teen pregnancies have declined, the pregnancy...
WDBJ7 Anchor/ReporterMost of you would do anything to protect your children, but it turns out many parents don't when it comes to car seats. New research shows only a small percentage of parents are using age-appropriate safety restraints in their cars. It may be because...
WDBJ-TV Anchor/ReporterIt's that time of year. Student athletes are back at it. At Hidden Valley High School in Roanoke County, students are putting on the pads and heading out on the field. "When you're in all the equipment it gets kind of hot," said Junior Jordan Parke....
WDBJ-TV Anchor/ReporterNew guidelines came out Monday on children and car seats that recommend using a rear facing car seat for babies until they're two years old, instead of one. When it comes to car seats Doctor Robert Gard knows a thing or two. He's not just a pediatrician...
Beneath a cloudless blue sky, a simulated fatal car crash was depicted in horrifying detail at Lake Zurich High School. The deadly post-prom tragedy included a lifeless teenage girl wearing a blood-splattered dress splayed over the hood of a...
ReutersNEW YORK (Reuters Health) - A review of past research finds that fever-reducing drugs have no effect on the speed of children's recovery from an infection, contrary to the fears of some doctors and parents. Researchers have debated for decades whether...
Re "Too young for solitary," Editorial, May 12 Your editorial had such a promising beginning. Unfortunately, rather than saying the cruel solitary confinement of juveniles should be banned, the editorial recommend that it "should at the very least be...
The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends Plan B for all sexually active adolescents, giving tacit approval to promiscuous lifestyles. The Centers for Disease Control estimates that there are 700,000 new cases of gonorrhea in the U.S. annually, with...
After the American Academy of Pediatrics announced its support for equal marriage rights for same-sex partners "as the best way to guarantee benefits and security for their children," advocates for the unmarried, while applauding the move, took...
One of the first warnings new mothers hear is that offering babies formula soon after birth can lead to problems with breast-feeding. Sating infants' hunger with formula can prevent them from nursing vigorously, interfering with milk production;...
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