How are young people -- or at least, people of a reproductive age -- approaching their reproductive futures. Their concerns focus around the questions: How will my life change? Will I be able to go out with friends? Will I miss spontaneous vacations? Can I still get drunk?
Parents can get their children free immunizations without appointments this week for National Infant Immunization Week.The Chicago Department of Public Health is encouraging families to check their children's immunization records and get them vaccinated by the recommended schedule.Doctors say vaccin
Between 1995 and 2005, the number of adults in the nation diagnosed with bipolar doubled. In the same time-frame, the number of kids diagnosed as bipolar increased forty fold. Unchecked, the illness can deeply affect a child's ability to learn and care for themselves.
Over the past week, Eight Forty-Eight previewed a couple of personal stories from WBEZ's upcoming series, Out of the Shadows. The project focuses on the state of mental health resources for children in Illinois.
For our Global Activism segment, we catch up with Dr. Nancy Peddle and Francess Browne of the LemonAid Fund. For more than a decade now, they’ve worked to support children and families in Sierra Leone.
Ask a child if they like sweets and the answer is almost universally a resounding "Yes!" It's no surprise to most parents that kids love candy, cookies, sweetened drinks, and some kids have even been known to add sugar to a bowl of Frosted Flakes.