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Sick Kids in Rural Areas Can't Find a Dose of Doctor Care

If you live in a rural area, it may be hard to find a doctor for your child, a new study shows. Credit: Getty When a kid gets a nasty cough, fever or is up screaming all night with an earache, most parents can race the sick child over...Nearly 1 million kids live in rural areas where there are no doctors, a new study finds.

Amazing Dad: Andy Moore

Dr. Andy Moore, second from left, with his extended family in Lexington, Kentucky. Credit: Courtesy of Cecilia Hill
Amazing Dad: Dr. Andy Moore, founder of Surgery on Sunday, a program that offers free surgical care to uninsured patients in...

Amazing Dad: Russell Jackson

Russell Jackson gets a show of support from his two children. Credit: Mary W. Jackson
Amazing Dad: Russell Jackson, founder of Kid One, an organization that transports medically-ill children and expectant moms to doctors and hospitals across the...

Dr. Sears: America's Pediatrician

Often referred to as "America's Pediatrician," William Sears, M.D., called "Dr. Bill" by his little patients, is the author or co-author of more than 30 parenting books including "The Baby Book: Everything You Need to Know About Your Baby from...

More Vasectomies During March Madness

Ladies, take note: If, come March of next year, your man is suddenly more willing to discuss having his manhood snipped than he was before, he may have an ulterior motive. March Madness. It seems that doctors see an increase in vasectomies...

Mom Cures Son's Illness

Few things can make a parent feel more helpless than a sick child who won't get well. But just hours after her son Riley was born, that is exactly the situation Anne Anderson found herself in. Within 12 hours of his birth, doctors noticed the little...

Vicks VapoRub Harmful To Infants

OK, this is kind of creepy. I am part of a parent exchange group that regularly emails ideas, etc. on the web. A recent conversation thread has centered on Vicks VapoRub, which we all decided was harmful to use on our children. Now, a new report is...

Lack of Vitamin D Tied To Increased Likelihood of C-Section

Could a lack of D cause a C? The results of a recent study on the link between Vitamin D deficiency and C-sections seem to point in that direction. Most women, I'd wager, would rather not have a Caesarean section, also known as a C-section, to bring...

Baby Born From Transplanted Ovary

I hate to say it's a miracle, but by heavens, IT'S A MIRACLE! Well, actually, it's science. A baby girl has been born after a twin donated an ovary to her sister, who was infertile. According to reports, this is the first time the ovary transplant...

When is a Birthmark Cause for Concern?

My new daughter has a tiny little red dot under her nose, right between her nostrils. She's had it since she was born (she is now six weeks old). I'm assuming that, if it doesn't go away, it will be a birthmark. This mark is small and I am not...

Physicians group wants FDA to ban children's cold medicines

Last winter, the FDA put out an advisory warning parents and caretakers that children under the age of two shouldn't be given over-the-counter cough and cold medications. A leading physicians group, Public Citizen's Health Research Group, thinks that...

HIV testing for teens

England's Department of Health is recommending that everyone, starting at age fifteen, in some parts of the country be offered an HIV test by their doctor. The reason is to make the test seem more routine. "Until recently it was regarded as something...

How much time do you spend with your OBGYN?

Don't worry, I'm not referring to getting coffee. What I mean is, when you go in for a visit, say your annual exam or for a specific reason--like you're pregnant--how much time does your OBGYN spend talking with you? Is it enough? I've read...

Angelina Jolie suffering from post-partum depression?

I'm not at all inclined to believe any of the flotsam floating around out there about the state of Angelina Jolie's twins' health. I am inclined to believe, however, the bits about Angelina suffering from post partum depression (PPD). Ange is a mom...

Are women treated as "walking uteruses?"

It was nearly a half-century ago that science uncovered just how harmful drugs could be to a developing fetus. The threat--thalidomide. I don't even know what thalidomide is, save for the phrase from the Billy Joel song We Didn't Start the Fire, but...

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