Recognizing the unique biorhythms of adolescents,  the American Academy of Pediatrics released a statement recommending middle and high schools start no earlier than 8:30 a.m. to allow teens to have sufficient hours for sleep.

Recently the Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton, has spoken out about the need for more mental health services for children.

In the 10th annual National Poll on Children’s Health Top 10 survey, adults across the country said bullying, obesity, and drug abuse are the top three health issues facing kids today.

Every year, the National Poll on Children’s Health asks adults across the US to rate which children’s health issues are a “big problem.” These ratings are compiled into a Top 10 list of the biggest children’s health concerns in the eyes of adults.

August is National Immunization Awareness Month, which is dedicated to raise awareness about the importance of vaccination. A point of emphasis is the protection of infants through vaccination of pregnant women.

Teen drivers are at the highest risk for crashes and crash-related fatalities, especially at night.

About half of US states have passed laws to allow the use of medical marijuana among adults with certain health conditions.

School sports offer children an opportunity to improve their physical fitness, develop teamwork and problem-solving skills, enhance their self-confidence, and establish a meaningful connection with their school.

When e-cigarettes were introduced in 2006, they were hailed as a healthier alternative to cigarette smoking. Potentially, smokers could substitute e-cigarettes for traditional cigarettes as a way to quit smoking.

For parents of “tweens” – children 9-12 years old – summertime often means having to make decisions about whether tweens can stay home unsupervised and for how long.