Schools in Kensington strive to be safe havens from violence and drug use, while also helping kids deal with the emotional trauma they carry inside.
3 weeks agoListen 4:47
One goal of the mental health summit is to dispel the stigma associated with mental health issues in black communities.
1 month ago
These days, limiting time spent on smartphones is a challenge for adults and teenagers alike.
2 months agoListen 4:44
It’s hard to measure lung function in children 5 and younger, but some doctors now argue there’s no excuse for not knowing for sure.
3 months ago
Navigating the world as a young transgender person can be challenging. That’s true even in places some might think it’s safe, like the health-care system.
3 months agoListen 4:53
By the time kids reach 10 years of age, about 10% of them are dealing with recurrent headaches. Some are tension headaches. Some are migraines.
3 months agoListen 4:49
It’s a tough question: Why do we look different? As one high school’s syllabus puts it, race is “both a biological myth and a social reality.”
4 months agoListen 5:50
The specially designed Jake’s Place Delran, which opened Tuesday, could be the first of many more to come with the passage of a New Jersey state law.
4 months agoListen 4:38
Being in a new country, learning a new culture and language — it’s a lot to digest. At three Philly schools, students approach things as a group.
5 months agoListen 4:55
In the same way your voice is louder in a smaller room, sounds are amplified in a child’s smaller ear, says a Children’s Hospital audiologist.
5 months agoListen 4:30
Getting the message through is important: A high proportion of teen car crashes involve distracted driving. So a “multi-pronged” strategy is underway.
5 months agoListen 4:28
Vaccines worry a lot of parents. Pediatricians understand that, but they worry we’ve forgotten just how sick kids can get without the shots.
5 months agoListen 4:09
His immigration status — undocumented — stands in the way of obtaining medication and therapy a 15-year-old boy needs for his depression, ADHD, and more.
5 months ago