'Kids Jeopardy!' controversy offers lesson in losing

Losing sucks. And it is tough watching your child lose at something he really wants to win. But teaching your children to handle loss...

Don't cut a newborn's umbilical cord right away, study suggests

Doctors often clamp the umbilical cord right after a baby is born. But a new study suggests that there might be many benefits, and few...

New rules make school a junk food-free zone

High-calorie sports drinks and candy bars will be removed from school vending machines and cafeteria lines as soon as next year,...

Girl, 6, critical after long-awaited heart transplant

It seemed like the perfect happy ending to an incredibly poignant story. Teresa Bartlinski, the 6-year-old adopted from China who...

Drowning often quick, silent. How to spot someone in trouble

Summer is almost here and kids are ready to play in the ocean and swim in the pool. But would you know if one of your children was...

Bring back PE: Exercise should be 'core' class, report says

Children need a full hour of exercise in schools every day, and not just in physical education classes, the Institute of Medicine ...