Misc. Kid's Health News

Date Posted
Article Title
3/21/2004
Cold Weather Can Throw a Curve to Pitchers

Young players need to keep throwing arm warm

3/20/2004
Student Drinking Worries Most College Officials

But they're divided on best way to tackle problem

3/19/2004
Mercury Fears Spur New Fish Consumption Guidelines

But U.S. critics say FDA, EPA ignore risks from albacore tuna

3/18/2004
Teenage Alcohol Abuse

Here's how to spot it

3/17/2004
Hypertension in Childhood a Harbinger for Heart Disease

High blood pressure increases risk of hardened arteries in adulthood

3/17/2004
Soda Patrol

Take the fizz out of your child's habit

3/15/2004
Studies Warn of Dangers of Drinking in Pregnancy

Confirm detrimental but not always obvious effects on babies

3/10/2004
Student Suicide Prevention Shows Results

Attempts declined by 40 percent where progam was used

3/9/2004
Experience Counts in Treating Baby's Fever

Effective even when doctors don't follow guidelines strictly

3/9/2004
Middle School Can Mean More Calories

Study finds kids eat worse when they have a snack bar at their disposal

3/8/2004
Losing a Child Increases MS Risk

Such parents are 50 percent more likely to develop the disease

3/8/2004
Surge in Pediatricians Predicted in 20 Years

Number may increase by 58 percent, while number of kids will rise by 9 percent

3/7/2004
Binge Drinking: A Crash Course to Be Avoided

Colleges struggle to get excessive alcohol consumption under control

3/5/2004
Teens Gain Weight When They're Irate

When in a sour mood, they turn to food, study says

3/5/2004
Blocked Sinuses

Treatment can avert a full-blown infection

3/5/2004
Spring Break

Safety issues to discuss with your child

3/5/2004
Teen Weight Gain Surpasses Previous Generation

And the fatter the kids, the less physically fit they are

3/4/2004
Web Program Helps Kids With Diet, Exercise

Encourages them to eat healthful foods and be active

3/4/2004
Kids Who Eat Too Much Fat, or Too Little, Prone to Weight Gain

And too many aren't eating enough dairy products, study finds

3/4/2004
Male Puberty

What your child can expect

3/3/2004
Dad's Work Cuts Into His Role in Kid's Health Care

Study finds it's the biggest barrier to fathers attending doctor visits

3/3/2004
Teens Hit Hard by 9/11, Iraq

Studies examine effects of both events on American teens

3/2/2004
Taking the No-Smoking Message to Schools

Anti-smoking advocacy sessions help reduce teen smoking

3/2/2004
Iron Deficiency Anemia

Some treatment tips

3/1/2004
Nicotine Replacement Products Within Reach of Minors

Study finds it's easy for teens to buy products that are not for sale to youths

3/1/2004
Breast-Feeding Lowers Children's Blood Pressure

Study finds yet another advantage of nursing

3/1/2004
Toddlers Face Injury Risk in Shield-Type Car Seats

Experts urge parents to stick to strap-in models instead

3/1/2004
Pregnancy Tests Speak Volumes About Teen Girls

Those who use them are less likely to use contraception

2/27/2004
The Smoky Silver Screen

Despite decline in tobacco use, movies as smoke-filled as in the 1950s

2/27/2004
Kids' Cuisine is Far From Lean

Chain restaurants serve fare loaded with fat, report contends

2/26/2004
TV Ads Add Pounds to Our Kids

Report says children are bombarded with commercials for junk food

2/26/2004
For Teens, It's Often Not Just Rewards

Research may explain typical adolescent risk-taking

2/25/2004
Small Babies Can Speed Up Diabetes Risk

Study sees rapid weight gain after age 2 as key

2/25/2004
Secondhand Smoke Can Hide in Your Home

Dust on furniture surfaces a hidden source of contaminants

2/24/2004
More Kids, More Pounds for Parents

The more children a couple has, the greater the weight gain for Mom and Dad

2/23/2004
Swollen Glands

They often signal infection

2/22/2004
Baseball Pitchers Need Winter Workout

Year-round conditioning crucial to keeping injuries at bay

2/21/2004
Keeping It Cool on the Football Field

Special air-conditioned shoulder pads may protect players from heat stroke

2/20/2004
Flu Shots No Danger to Kids With Asthma

New study finds they have no effect one way or the other

2/20/2004
What's Happening to My Body?

Tell your daughter what to expect during puberty

2/18/2004
Grieving Children

Signs your child may need help

2/17/2004
Teen Video Game Packages Don't Tell All

Study finds some contain more sex, violence than what's listed

2/17/2004
Chicken Pox Vaccine Still Works After All These Years

Strongest immunity comes first year after vaccination

2/16/2004
Heart Trouble Can Start in the Young

Cardiologist gives advice on diet and exercise to overweight kids

2/16/2004
Diaper Rash

Apply ointment containing zinc oxide

2/16/2004
If Parents Smoke

Minimize your kids' exposure

2/15/2004
The Fight Against Osteoporosis Should Start in Childhood

Adequate calcium intake can prevent problems later in life

2/13/2004
Infants Pay Attention As Well As Get It

Studies find observation skills develop remarkably young

2/13/2004
Identity Tags for Helmets

They can help in an emergency

2/13/2004
Breastfeeding and Alcohol

A bad combination