Misc. Kid's Health News

Date Posted
Article Title
6/4/2004
Parents Think Too Many Teens Get Antidepressants

But poll finds many are concerned about depression among adolescents

6/3/2004
Health Tip: New Baby, Jealous Sibling

Prepare your older child in advance

6/2/2004
Heart Disease Recipe Rampant in Obese Kids

Thanks to epidemic, more have metabolic syndrome

6/2/2004
Prozac Appears Safe, Effective in Teens

Early study results suggest combo of drug plus psychotherapy is best

6/2/2004
New Guidelines on Vision Checks for Kids

Task force recommends those 5 and under be checked for host of problems

6/2/2004
Health Tip: Teen Smokers

Some facts you should know

6/2/2004
Black Children Lag on Vaccines

White, Latino and Asian kids vaccinated at same rate

6/1/2004
Getting Your Kids to Crack the Books

Homework advice for parents

6/1/2004
5/31/2004
New Risk Factor for Teen Smoking Found

Family job loss may increase chances of starting habit for adolescents

5/31/2004
Kids' Use of Bike Helmets, Seatbelts Less Than Parents Think

Study of fourth and fifth graders shows gap between reality and perception.

5/31/2004
Health Tip: Kids in Hot Parked Cars

They can overheat very quickly

5/29/2004
Keeping Kids Cool When It's Hot

They need help staying hydrated when the temperature rises

5/29/2004
Keep Kids' Tooth Decay at Bay

Eating breakfast, plenty of fruits and veggies can reduce risks

5/28/2004
Teens and Sun: An Unhealthy Love Affair

As summer approaches, experts urge kids to avoid dangerous overexposure

5/28/2004
Health Tip: Pet Benefits

They can help teach children responsibility

5/28/2004
Make Swimming a Safety Sport for Kids

Advice on how to make sure your children don't drown

5/27/2004
Health Tip: Fiber Facts

How much should kids be getting?

5/26/2004
Alcoholic Stepfathers Spell Trouble for Girls

The girls face higher risk of behavioral problems than boys in same setting

5/25/2004
Prenatal Cocaine Exposure Has Lingering Cognitive Effects

But home environment may play a bigger role, new research says

5/24/2004
New Treatment Guideline Issued for Infantile Spasms

Experts lay out what treatments work best on seizures

5/21/2004
For Little Leaguers, Chest Protectors Strike Out

They don't guard the chest wall, leaving kids open to serious injury

5/21/2004
Keeping Children's Blood Pressure Under Check

New guidelines say those aged 3 and up should have routine readings

5/21/2004
Health Tip: School Testing Season

How to keep your child's mind sharp

5/20/2004
U.S. Panel Aims to Quash Vaccine-Autism Link

Finds no credible evidence that the shot causes disorder

5/19/2004
Showing Kids the Scary Side of Violence

Graphic gun wound images help change children's attitudes about aggression

5/18/2004
Researchers Target Liver Disease in Kids

Two types of fatty cell illness diagnosed in obese children

5/18/2004
Health Tip: Video Game Ratings

What does each one mean?

5/14/2004
Hookah Smoking Not Safer Than Cigarettes

Water pipes carry just as many health risks, expert says

5/14/2004
Health Tip: Preemptive Weight Control

Fight obesity from the start

5/13/2004
Don't Worry When Kids Can't Size Things Up

Attempts to use toys that are too small part of normal development, study says

5/12/2004
Schools Struggle to Control Steroid Use

Scare tactics don't work, but peer-education programs offer hope

5/11/2004
Ear Infections May Raise Kids' Asthma Risk

Study suggests a link, especially in children with recurrent ear trouble

5/10/2004
Involving Fathers in Their Kid's Health

Report recommends how pediatricians can get dads in on the act

5/10/2004
5/9/2004
Fish Still a Good Health Bet

But pregnant women and children should limit their intake

5/7/2004
FDA Adds New Hurdle to 'Morning-After' Pill

Agency officials deny move was politically motivated

5/6/2004
When to Treat Middle Ear Problem

New guidelines for care and diagnosis of otitis media with effusion

5/6/2004
Health Tip: Food Sensitivities in Infants

Introduce new foods one at a time

5/6/2004
Health Tip: Recording Your Child's Development

It's more than a way to create memories

5/5/2004
Treating Bipolar Disorder Early is Best

Diagnosing at a young age keeps condition from becoming debilitating, study says

5/5/2004
Stressed Kids Can Become Depressed Adults

Childhood adversity set some up for mood disorders later

5/5/2004
Health Tip: Bathroom Safety

Accident prevention tips

5/4/2004
Blood Pressure Rising in Kids

Study says it can set stage for problems later

5/4/2004
Keeping Kids' Injuries Down on the Farm

Prevention guidelines help, but many potential hazards still exist

5/3/2004
Weighing the Worth of Whooping Cough Vaccine

Study examines benefits, risks and costs of vaccination among teens

5/3/2004
Race May Be Factor in Children's Care in ERs

Study finds white kids more likely to get pain medicine than black kids

5/3/2004
Health Tip: Laser Pointer Safety

Never look directly into the beam

5/3/2004
Spare the Rod, Spare the Child

White kids more likely to suffer ill effects of early spanking

5/1/2004
Injuries Can Bench the Kids of Summer

'Little League shoulder' and 'Little League elbow' deserve special attention