Most people think of "Rocky" when they think of boxing gyms: lots of sweat, the pop and smack of gloves hitting practice mitts, sparring overseen by a grizzled, old trainer squinting around a burning cigarette. And some of that is part of the atmosphere upon entering Valor Elite Training Center in Medford (scratch the grizzled trainer and especially the cigarette smoke).
Stress and trauma in childhood tend to lead to anxiety and poor health in adulthood, according to Minnesota's first-ever survey of adults about "adverse experiences" in their youth.
Motherhood for Erin Cox began on a California military base 40 miles from the nearest Mojave Desert town.
A need for baby-care essentials planted the seeds of Melissa and Jamie Syken's Ashland business.
Ruch School used the annual cross-country meet it hosts for South Medford High School runners Saturday to dedicate its 1.3-kilometer course to the late Perry Custance, an alumnus of both institutions.
Babies are supposed to enter the world headfirst, but when a baby is breech (feetfirst), it's a potentially serious situation that often requires a Caesarean section.
Life-sized cutouts of breast-feeding women will soon dot Jackson County as part of an educational campaign explaining recent laws that protect women who choose to nurse their children in public.
Alexis Holden Welburn received her first book on May 13.
Roughhousing, or tossing your children around on purpose, can be a hard sell to many parents.
Nothing says cute like a pudgy baby. And now researchers have found evidence that what babies drink may make them grow up smarter and healthier.
Alicia Sauer and her husband went from gym rats to couch potatoes faster than you can halt a treadmill. All it took was the birth of their first child. And then a second.
Teaching toddlers to tread water has come a long way since the storied method of "toss them in, and let them sink or swim."
More than family ties influenced Karley Grandy's choice of partner at her monthly prenatal exams.
Less than two weeks after delivering her daughter, first-time mom Kimberly Larson proudly points out Abigail's rapid weight gain.
Could your youngster be getting too much fluoride? U.S. health officials think some young kids might be. They want to change the recommended levels of fluoride in drinking water, primarily to prevent a condition called fluorosis.
Knowing that a dearth of diapers can create serious problems for children and parents, the Jackson County Medical Alliance hopes the community will help cover babies' bottoms during a series of diaper drives.
When Ginny Auer's husband, Troy Hemmerling, was diagnosed with a deadly form of cancer on Nov. 9, 2009, life shifted dramatically for Hemmerling, Auer and their 5-year-old daughter, Tess.
On the "path" to giving birth, Elisabeth Bentz imagined her contractions as "little hills" rather than steep slopes, and the spaces between as gentle dips in lieu of deep ravines. Techniques learned in local HypnoBirthing classes helped smooth the way for her delivery of son Rye.
Premature newborns and their parents will soon have more elbow room at Rogue Valley Medical Center as the hospital prepares to break ground today on a $6 million expansion of its neonatal intensive care unit (NICU).
Want to nurture a healthy, motivated student? Send your child outside for a daily dose of nature, say advocates of the No Child Left Inside movement.
While it may be a tough sell for parents, Windells Academy is a dream for every kid who aspires to be the next Shaun White: a boarding school for boarders.
DALLAS — Even kids who have been active during the summer can face a challenge when the school year begins.