Author Peggy Orenstein warns if parents don’t educate kids about sex — the media will. She says that leads to risky behavior — and keeps young women from expecting equality in sexual relationships. (Image credit: Marla Aufmuth/TED)
Children in war zones experience unimaginable hardship, says Dr. Aala El-Khani. She says parents must play a major role in helping children survive — even thrive — in the wake of trauma. (Image credit: Enna Bartlett)
A mentoring program in Kentucky expedites treatment for some parents who lose custody of their children. The goal is to help parents get and stay sober, and reunite them with their kids within a year. (Image credit: Lisa Gillespie/Louisville Public Media)
How do LGBTQ adults experience discrimination and how does it impact their health? Join us for a discussion with experts in a webcast from Harvard’s Chan School of Public Health at noon ET Wednesday. (Image credit: Courtesy of Harvard T.H.Chan School of Public Health)
Togo ranked last in 2015’s World Happiness Report. This year, it moved up 17 spots — the most improved country in the world. What’s the perspective from the ground? (Image credit: Pius Utomi Ekpei /AFP/Getty Images)
Research suggests that African-American and Latino children with autism are diagnosed later in life because of bias on the part of healthcare providers or lack of access among families, among others. (Image credit: Shannon Wright for NPR)
California’s legislature will soon take up a bill requiring doctors to screen new mothers. Many doctors oppose the idea, and similar laws elsewhere haven’t increased the number of moms treated. (Image credit: Courtesy of Wendy Root Askew)
Now that marijuana is legal in more than 20 states, we all may be exposed to more marijuana on the street. Researchers warn that secondhand smoke from pot poses risks to the heart, lungs and arteries. (Image credit: Maren Caruso/Getty Images )
On this week’s Call-In, we hear from listeners about childhood obesity. The epidemic continues to worsen in the U.S. Lulu Garcia-Navarro talks with Dr. David Ludwig of Boston Children’s Hospital.
Pediatrician T. Berry Brazelton revolutionized the way parents interacted with their babies and young children. His career spanned more than half a century and included dozens of books, hundreds of publications and a TV show. He died Tuesday, just shy of his 100th birthday.