Misc. Kid's Health News

Date Posted
Article Title
4/18/2006
Health Tip: Get Your Kids to Eat Healthy

Be sure to set a good example

4/13/2006
Can Frequent Infections Damage a Child's Heart?

Study suggests that elevated protein levels may signal future trouble

4/11/2006
4/7/2006
Health Tip: If Your Baby Has a Fever

Don't give him aspirin

4/7/2006
Health Tip: Keep Your Home Poison-Proof

Items should be stored where children can't reach them

4/7/2006
Chest Protectors Don't Protect Young Athletes

Catchers, goalies at risk of fatal blow to heart, study says

4/5/2006
Pneumococcal Vaccine Reduces Serious Infections in Kids

Slight rise seen in some infections caused by strains not in vaccine, study finds

4/4/2006
Health Tip: Is Your Infant Getting Enough Milk?

How to tell, if you're breastfeeding

4/3/2006
Mass Media May Prompt Kids to Try Sex: Study

TV, movies, CDs and magazines are surrogate sources of sex ed, researchers say

4/3/2006
Kids Behave, Sleep Better After Tonsillectomy

Study says hyperactivity, attention deficit and sleepiness often improved

4/3/2006
Health Tip: Soothing Your Child's Headache

Quiet time and medication can help

4/1/2006
Limit Your Kid's Sugar for Better Dental Health

How often and when kids have sweets is as important in prevention, dentists say

3/31/2006
Making the Hospital a More Kid-Friendly Place

From stuffed animals to playing doctor, program seeks to remove the fear factor

3/31/2006
Health Tip: Be Safe in the Bathroom

Suggestions to prevent accidents

3/29/2006
Guided Imagery Helps Children Facing Surgery

The technique eases anxiety and lessens pain, study says

3/28/2006
Health Tip: Car Seat Safety

Make sure it fits properly

3/25/2006
Young Smiles Can Fall Prey to Tooth Decay

Even preschoolers struggle with dental problems

3/22/2006
Health Tip: Inhaler or Nebulizer?

Choices for young asthmatics

3/21/2006
Health Tip: When Asthmatics Should See a Doctor

Parents should watch for these warning signs

3/21/2006
Health Tip: Eczema Uncomfortable But Not Dangerous

Often associated with allergies and asthma

3/17/2006
Health Tip: Asthmatics Often Have Pet Allergies

But Fluffy or Fido don't necessarily have to go

3/16/2006
Health Tip: Teen Girls Need Lots of Sleep

Make sure yours gets enough

3/16/2006
Health Tip: Kids with Asthma Can Play Sports

If they're careful and have a doctor's OK

3/9/2006
Popular Drinks Eat Away at Tooth Enamel

Acidic beverages such as Gatorade, Red Bull and Coke can erode smiles, study suggests

3/8/2006
Parent Notification Law Linked to Drop in Teen Abortions

Texas study also found rise in late-term procedures among older teens after new law

3/7/2006
Medical 'Safety Nets' Benefit Uninsured Children

Programs include community health centers, migrant worker health centers

3/7/2006
Anorexia Might Have Genetic Link

Anxious or depressed children could be at risk for the eating disorder, researchers say

3/6/2006
Kissing and Peanuts Can Be Deadly Combo

Traces of allergen stay in mouth after rinsing, brushing teeth, research shows

3/4/2006
Kids' Asthma Linked to Maternal Nutrition

Researchers find Vitamin D could make a difference

3/3/2006
Health Tip: Promote a Healthy School

You can make a difference

3/2/2006
Drowning Risk Greatest for Blacks

Nearly half of U.S. deaths involve blacks, mostly young males, study finds

2/24/2006
Health Tip: When Cleaning Fluffy's Litter Box

Take precautions to avoid toxoplasmosis

2/15/2006
Health Tip: No Nos While You're Breast-Feeding

Lifestyle choices can affect your baby

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