Misc. Kid's Health News

Date Posted
Article Title
2/14/2006
2/13/2006
Valentine's Day Not for Lovers Only

It's a good time to show affection toward children, experts advise

2/13/2006
Vaccine Approved to Protect Children From Rotavirus

Prevents leading cause of diarrhea in kids

2/8/2006
Limited Access to Exercise Facilities Fueling Childhood Obesity Epidemic

It's a particular problem in low-income areas, new research suggests

2/6/2006
Health Tip: Prevent Bath Water Burns

How to keep your child safe

2/6/2006
Health Tip: Protect Your Eyes From the Sun

Exposure can cause corneal sunburn

2/5/2006
The ABCs of a Healthy Cold and Flu Season

Parents should encourage good habits, such as proper nutrition and plenty of sleep

1/27/2006
Health Tip: Avoid Foods for Baby That Cause Choking

Small, hard objects cause the most damage

1/26/2006
Health Tip: Don't Play Doctor With Over-the-Counter Drugs

This is especially dangerous when treating your children

1/23/2006
Health Tip: Keeping the Kids Safe Around the Car

Many accidents can happen that have nothing to do with driving

1/21/2006
Snowmobiles Pose Risks for Children

Head and bone injuries, cuts are typical injuries, study finds

1/20/2006
Health Tip: 'Outgrowing' Asthma

It can go away on its own, but there's no guarantee

1/16/2006
Is Your Kid's Candy a Poison?

Some imported sweets may contain high quantities of lead

1/15/2006
Flavored Cigarettes: The Next Battleground

Critics say the smokes are designed for youngsters; big tobacco denies the charge

1/13/2006
Children Poisoned by Medications a Common Cause of ER Visits

Most of these events are avoidable, experts say

1/11/2006
Health Tip: Using a Rectal Thermometer

It's preferred for babies younger than 3 months

1/11/2006
Health Tip: Cross the Street Safely

Teach children to look before they cross

1/10/2006
Health Tip: Help Curb Teenage Drinking

Don't be afraid to talk about it

1/9/2006
Health Tip: When Your Child Becomes Aggressive

Talk about what's bothering him

1/8/2006
Tough Love for Tiny Teeth

Neglecting your child's baby teeth can cause problems with permanent teeth, experts say

1/6/2006
Vitamin D Levels During Pregnancy Predict Kids' Bone Health

Moms who take extra supplements may protect offspring from osteoporosis, study suggests

1/6/2006
Health Tip: Avoid Driveway Accidents

Never leave keys in the ignition

1/5/2006
Cerebral Palsy Risk Linked to Early Virus Exposure

Australian researchers find previously unknown connection

1/4/2006
Health Tip: Children May Refuse To Eat

It's often a fear of new foods

1/3/2006
Alcohol Ads Fuel Young Adults' Drinking

The more ads they see, the more they drink, study contends

1/3/2006
Safe Neighborhoods Keep Kids Leaner

New research shows that families who live in unsafe areas have fatter kids

12/30/2005
Health Tip: Don't Overschedule Your Kids

Plan extracurricular activities in moderation

12/29/2005
Health Tip: Warning Signs of an Asthma Attack

Parents should be alert to wheezing and shortness of breath

12/28/2005
New Pertussis Policy Announced

American Academy of Pediatrics now recommends vaccine for adolescents

12/27/2005
Health Tip: Mixing Baby Formula

Be sure to follow the directions

12/22/2005
FDA Proposes Lowered Lead Levels in Candy

New guidelines calls for a fivefold drop in trace amounts allowable

12/22/2005
Health Tip: Go For a Sleigh Ride

But make sure your children are safe

12/21/2005
Health Tip: Teen Years Can Be Tough

Learn how to deal with bad moods

12/20/2005
One-Third of U.S. Teens Out of Shape

Finding may have long-term implications for cardiovascular health

12/18/2005
Smart Holiday Shoppers Select Safe Toys

Simple precautions can help parents keep their children from harm

12/13/2005
12/6/2005
Marketers Urged to Junk the Junk-Food Ads for Kids

Emphasis should be on healthful food and drink choices, report says

12/5/2005
Teens Influenced by Mom's Attitude About Weight

Parents key to healthy eating and exercise among adolescents, expert says

12/5/2005
Parents Want to Know About Every Pediatrician Error

Same survey found they would be less likely to sue if told first

12/5/2005
Overweight Moms More Likely to Have Overweight Kids

Researchers found smoking also raised obesity risk for children

12/2/2005
Even Preschoolers Plagued by Sleep Problems

Some fall short by 2.5 hours, researchers find

12/2/2005
Health Tip: Bonding With Baby

Fathers need to do it, too

12/1/2005
Health Tip: Skateboard Safely

Protect your wrists, ankles and head

11/29/2005
Health Tip: Don't Be Shocked

Suggestions to prevent electrical injuries

11/25/2005
Health Tip: Prickly Heat Can Happen in Winter

It's important to stay cool and dry

11/23/2005
Health Tip: Don't Ignore an Animal Bite

Call a doctor if there are signs of infection

11/22/2005
Health Tip: Protect Your Mouth

Athletes, make sure your mouthguard fits

11/21/2005
Health Tip: Talcum Powder Can Be Toxic

It's poisonous if swallowed

11/14/2005
Eating Out Poses Health Risks for Kids

They're prone to high blood pressure and other risk factors for heart disease, study finds

11/8/2005