Misc. Kid's Health News

Date Posted
Article Title
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

2/11/2004
Dental Care: A Lesson Best Learned Early in Life

Children's teeth should be brushed as soon as they appear

2/11/2004
A Mother Learns About Kids and Tooth Decay the Hard Way

At age 4, her son needed $3,000 in dental work

2/9/2004
Sports Can Trigger Asthma Deaths

Young, white males face highest risk of fatalities, study finds

2/9/2004
Infant Fevers Linked to Reduced Allergy Risk

Early bouts with high temperatures seem to stem allergy development in childhood

2/9/2004
Children and Divorce

Avoid using your kids as go-betweens

2/9/2004
Too Little Sleep Can Lower Kids' Self-Esteem

Lack of slumber can also increase feelings of depression among middle schoolers

2/8/2004
Keeping Nasty Nosebleeds to a Minimum

Expert offers advice on how to prevent and stop them in children

2/6/2004
'Stroke Belt' Applies to Kids, Too

Even children living in southeastern U.S. face higher risk of brain attacks

2/6/2004
A Newborn's Night Routine

He'll usually sleep through at six months

2/6/2004
Mercury Tied to Irreversible Brain Damage

Study finds prenatal exposure affects children through adolescence

2/5/2004
Toxins Linked to Autism, ADHD

Study says exposure to certain neurodevelopmental toxins can increase risk of disorders

2/4/2004
Give Your Children Great Smiles

Free dental services offered across the nation on Feb. 6

2/3/2004
Sledding Safety

Kids should wear helmets

2/2/2004
Program Keeps Kids Away From TV

Key is finding other things for them to do, study finds

2/2/2004
Detect Vision Problems Early

Some children are more at risk

2/2/2004
Moms' Blues Bad News for Their Kids

Studies find effects of depression trickle down

2/2/2004
FDA to Weigh Wisdom of Antidepressants for Kids

Widely used SSRIs and suicide connection discounted by most

2/1/2004
Big Problems Can Plague Little Eyes

Doctors recommend that even infants get vision tests

1/30/2004
Protecting Against Second Concussions on Playing Field

Study calls for stricter high school athlete return-to-play rules

1/29/2004
Depressed Adolescents Have Altered Brain Structure

Study finds hippocampus is smaller

1/29/2004
Toothbrush Care

Change it every three months

1/28/2004
New Virus Common Cause of Respiratory Infections

Researchers found it in 12% of sick children

1/28/2004
Rubber Ducky, I'm Awfully Sick From You

Kids' bath toys may be reservoirs for infection

1/28/2004
Stroller Safety

Avoid hanging shopping bags over the handles

1/28/2004
Robots in the Operating Room

Doctors' use of camera-guided system in surgery benefits young heart patients

1/27/2004
Out in the Cold

Dress kids in layers

1/23/2004
Healthy Habits Big Part of Home Schooling

Survey finds many parents who teach at home skip sexual health, however

1/22/2004
What Prompts College Kids to Drink?

Study finds they're more influenced by peers than abstinence ads

1/22/2004
Panel: Zoloft and Ilk Safe, Effective in Kids

Says SSRIs aren't likelier to lead to suicide

1/22/2004
Oral Piercing

Know the risks involved

1/19/2004
The Sense Behind Security Blankets

They relieve separation anxiety

1/17/2004
Keep Kids Active in Winter

Sedentary is a no-no even if the weather is too cold for outdoor play

1/16/2004
Making Sure Children Slumber Soundly

Simple test identifies those with sleep-disordered breathing

1/15/2004
Couch Potatoes Can Start Young

Some children develop sedentary habits early in life

1/15/2004
If a Playmate Bites Your Child

Watch for swelling and redness

1/14/2004
Kids' Immune Systems Unfamiliar With Flu Strain

Researcher speculates why this season has been rough on children

1/13/2004
Doctors: Curtail Soft Drinks in Schools

Pediatricians call for severe restrictions on soda machines

1/13/2004
Choking and Children

Tips for preventing airway obstruction

1/12/2004
Ethnicity May Be Risk Factor for Asthmatic Kids' Allergies

Puerto Rican, black children two to three times more likely to have problems

1/12/2004
Social Network Key to Teen Suicide Risk

Girls with few friends likelier to consider it

1/12/2004
Hispanic Teens Face High Chances of Heart Disease, Diabetes

Alarming number have at least one risk factor for these health problems

1/9/2004
Pre-Empting Teen Smoking

Prevent it before they start