Kids' Ailments Health News

Date Posted
Article Title
9/14/2002
For a Healthy Heart, Get an Early Start

By focusing on children now, doctors hope to reduce heart disease in adults later

9/10/2002
Helping Kids Cope With 9/11 -- All Over Again

Children who have suffered other traumas are vulnerable

9/1/2002
Medications Are Not Kids' Play

Safety tips for children's over-the-counter medicines

8/28/2002
Tackling Childhood Depression

Some 5 percent of teens suffer from this disease

8/15/2002
Eating Disorders Rooted in Childhood

Even at age 11, girls more worried than boys about their weight

8/14/2002
Hey, Wassup Doc?

Successful teen-doctor relationship depends on time and trust

8/8/2002
Minimizing the Pain of 'Back to School'

Backpacks can cause injuries; here are some safety tips

8/6/2002
Effects of Child Abuse Can Linger for Years

Many kids grow up to become troubled teens

8/3/2002
Add Seeing to Reading and Writing

Group says children should have eye exam before start of school

7/18/2002
Whooping Cough Still a Threat

CDC sees more cases of the disease in the U.S.

7/9/2002
Pilot Program Teaches AIDS Awareness to Black Teens

Researchers looking for way to stem AIDS tide among young blacks

7/9/2002
Parents Don't Do All They Can to Protect Kids from Asthma

Smokers and pets abound in homes with asthmatic children

6/14/2002
Don't Let Your Kids Be TV Diners

It increases their viewing time -- and risk of obesity

6/12/2002
New Guidelines for Asthma Treatment Contain Some Changes

One finding: Current drugs safe for kids older than 5

6/5/2002
New Read on Rorschach Test Helps Kids

It appears to be more accurate in assessing mental disorders

6/2/2002
Zap Those Allergens

New CD-ROM game aims to help children manage asthma

6/1/2002
Using Soccer to Teach the Message of Safe Sex

Teens learn about HIV/AIDS prevention

5/26/2002
A Pitch for Preventing Kids' Baseball Injuries

Children can suffer elbow and shoulder injuries if they throw too many pitches

5/22/2002
Treating the Growing Problem of Teen Suicide

Most exhibit warning signs before taking their lives

5/20/2002
Number of Childhood Cancer Survivors Up Dramatically

But more research needed on long-term effects of treatments

5/10/2002
Should You Bank Your Baby's Blood?

Umbilical cord rich in stem cells, but saving it may be waste of money

5/7/2002
Many Asthmatic Kids Not Getting Preventative Treatments

World Asthma Day hopes to heighten ways to combat the disease

5/7/2002
Some Minorities Aren't Getting Antibiotic Warnings

Many Asian, Latino parents still expect unnecessary drugs

5/7/2002
Smoke Gets in Kids' Hair

Even parents who light up outdoors expose children to smoke

5/6/2002
Secondhand Smoke Could Spell Second-Rate Smarts for Kids

More evidence mounts against the dangers of tobacco smoke

5/3/2002
New Hope for Tiny Babies

Hormone therapy aids children who are 'small for gestational age'

4/28/2002
Trading Shots Over Vaccinations

Despite some parents' worries, benefits of childhood vaccines far outweigh risks, health experts say

4/11/2002
Toxic Childhoods

Angry, cold families produce sick kids who may become sick adults

3/31/2002
When Your Little Girl Needs a Gynecologist

Experts say parents shouldn't panic when problems crop up

3/28/2002
Sickle Cell Can Take Heavy Toll on Littlest Victims

Disease may cause 'silent' strokes that impair young children's mental development, study says

3/15/2002
Just How Common is ADHD?

New study tries to get reliable count on how many kids struggle with developmental condition

2/25/2002
Getting the Jump on Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis

Pilot study shows drug could treat disease that strikes 500,000 U.S. children

2/25/2002
Drug Combo May Work Best for Kids with ADHD, Tics

Study challenges notion that Ritalin worsens tic disorders

2/21/2002
Have 2 Chuckles and Call Me in the Morning

New research says humor helps kids cope with pain

2/21/2002
Parents, Breathe Easy: Asthma Inhalers Safe for Kids

Study finds they don't cause hyperactive behavior in children

2/20/2002
Mystery Rashes Have Experts Scratching Their Heads

Unexplained rash strikes kids in seven states across nation

1/29/2002
Kids Take Sickness Cue From Parents

Those whose parents have irritable bowel syndrome miss more school, study shows

1/20/2002
Even Young Kids Now Fixate on Weight

Parents' obsessions about diet, body image get much of the blame

12/9/2001
New School of Thought for Asthma Testing

Doctors' group wants nationwide screening program for all kids

11/25/2001
Kids' Scalp Condition Is Spreading

Contagious fungal infection, known as 'ringworm,' is easy to treat but often misdiagnosed

11/23/2001
Bipolar Disorder Hits the Youngest the Hardest

Number of children affected may be 'vastly' underestimated, experts contend

11/18/2001
Keep Your Eye On Your Kid's Vision

Eye exams are crucial to spot and correct difficulties

11/18/2001
Targeting Asthma Triggers

Tobacco smoke, dust mites, pet dander are among the main asthma culprits in the house

11/10/2001
Asthma Project Hoping to Cut Kids' ER Visits

Most of those hospital trips are preventable, experts say

11/4/2001
Too Sick for School?

Parents should check for high fever, vomiting, diarrhea when deciding if Junior stays home, doctors say

10/27/2001
Trauma Counseling for Parents Helps Kids

New research on war refugee mothers proves there are emotional, physical benefits

10/13/2001
The Young and the Anxious

For today's kids, stress is an unwanted companion

9/21/2001
Ringworm Contagious, but Treatable

Kids most vunerable, so check them carefully

9/20/2001
Asthma and School Kids

How to help children cope with the illness

9/16/2001
School Backpacks Can Be Painful Burden

Experts offer suggestions to avoid the strain