Stories by Sharon Heilbrunn
Are temper tantrums a sign of trouble? Local experts discuss what causes temper tantrums, and when parents should be concerned.
Is your teenager depressed or just moody? How can you tell? Local experts discuss the differences.
Is homework beneficial for very young children?
Is your teenager depressed or moody? San Diego-based psychologists discuss the differences between the two and offer suggestions for parents.
Are tantrums normal, or a sign of something more troubling?
Huntington's disease is a genetic disorder of the brain that affects 1 in 10,000 people. We speak to local experts about the devastating disease and the impact it has on people and families.
Put down the candy and remote control, Mom and Dad. If you want to reduce the risk of raising an overweight child, it's time to clean the pantry of processed foods and start pedaling that bike.
May is National Foster Care month. We take a look at what foster kids need that isn't a necessity.
On April 29, 1975, South Vietnamese Air Force Major Bung-Ly made the decision to load his family -- his wife and five children -- into a small two-seat Cessna O-1 Bird Dog airplane. Bung-Ly took off from Saigon and made it out to sea, where he looked for a ship to land on and spotted the USS Midway.
New rebates and tax credits are making it more affordable for San Diego residents to install solar systems in their homes.
Inner City Outings is an organization that helps urban youth discover the outdoors. We speak with a chairperson from the organization and a youth who has participated in the experience.
It is now mandatory for everyone in the City of San Diego to recycle. We speak to an official from the Environmental Services Department about the impact recycling has on the Miramar Landfill and how the new policies will be enforced.
The last decade brought about madness in the San Diego housing market. So, how are things now, at the start of 2010? We speak with a local real estate expert.
A new National Geographic television series takes viewers to the front lines of U.S. Customs and border protection. We speak with the producer of "Border Wars."
The way we use social media has evolved in the last decade. It's now part of our culture and most of our daily lives. We take a look at its evolution, what's hot right now, and what's to store for the future.
It's the time of year for holiday stresses, which can often lead to the "holiday blues." We speak with a local therapist about the issue.
What happens to a foster teen when he or she turns 18 and is let out of the system? We speak to members of a local foster care organization.
The Ronald McDonald House is a haven for families who have seriously ill children. We take a look at how this building is helping the community.
The Cash for Keys program is putting money in the pockets of homeowners who are facing foreclosure. We speak with a local realtor about the program.
October is Domestic Violence Awareness month. We take a look at the issue and also hear from a woman who's created a video to help victims get restraining orders.
Before you install those solar panels, it would be a good idea to have a home energy assessment done on your home. We discuss the importance of energy efficiency, and the most common ways that people waste energy in their homes. And, we'll find out how the City of San Diego's new Clean Generation program might benefit local homeowners.
Fibromyalgia is a common condition characterized by long-term, body-wide pain. We speak with a local doctor who specializes in fibromyalgia treatment as well as a woman who is living with the condition.
Mandatory water restrictions have been in place for about three months now. So, are San Diegans conserving? We take a look.
September is Hunger Action Month. We take a look at the current hunger situation in San Diego.
The White house is predicting that the swine flu will affect 20 to 40 percent of all Americans - that's between 600,000 and 1.2 million people in San Diego County. We take an updated look at how San Diego is preparing.
It might be easier than ever to drive and maintain an electric car in San Diego. We chat with experts about the benefits of going electric.
With school starting soon, we take a look at the obstacles special education students face and how parents can advocate for better care.
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