Misc. Kid's Health News

Date Posted
Article Title
4/19/2004
ATV Alert

Children under 16 shouldn't operate these vehicles

4/16/2004
Most College Smokers Don't Quit

Study found almost 90% of daily smokers still puffing four years later

4/15/2004
Girl Chimps Get Ahead by Aping Mom

Likelier than males to be good at tasks through observation

4/14/2004
Kids' Sleep Problems Can Portend Alcohol and Drug Use

Insomnia increases the risk for problems as teens, study says

4/14/2004
Most Juvenile Delinquents Suffer Traumas

Posttraumatic stress disorder hits these kids hard, study finds

4/14/2004
Seniors in Schools Good for Everyone

Those who volunteer in classrooms improve their health and students' grades

4/14/2004
Priming Your Toddler for the Potty

Make sure she's ready

4/12/2004
Drinking Enough Water

Educate young sports enthusiasts about fluid intake

4/11/2004
Curbing College Drinking No Easy Task

Alcohol problems escalate despite prevention efforts

4/9/2004
Study Renews Debate Over Antidepressants for Kids

Hotly disputed report finds fault with previous research

4/9/2004
The Great Sexual Divide Starts Early

Girls prefer intimacy, while boys want to get going

4/7/2004
Not Every Sore Throat Is Strep Throat

Diagnosing, treating condition can be daunting, experts say

4/6/2004
Many Parents Flunk Car Safety When It Comes to Kids

The problem: They don't know how to properly use safety restraints

4/6/2004
The Young Vegetarian

Make sure your child's diet contains enough nutrients

4/6/2004
New-Parent Primer

How to survive the first few weeks

4/6/2004
Asthma and Exercise Can Go Hand-in-Hand

Yet too many parents keep their kids from needed physical activity

4/5/2004
Taste Preferences Form Early

By 3 months, babies settle for flavors that can last a lifetime

4/5/2004
Diet, Exercise Can Cut Heart Risk in Heavy Kids

An aggressive regimen reverses artery damage

4/5/2004
Doctors: Beware Drug-Testing Kits Sold on Web

Parents warned about false readings, harmed relationships

4/5/2004
Should Preteens Pump Iron?

Only if their bodies are ready

4/5/2004
Toddler TV Time May Shorten Attention Spans

Early exposure linked to focus problems by age 7, study finds

4/5/2004
ADHD Drugs May Slow Growth

While beneficial, stimulant medications may affect height -- at least temporarily

4/4/2004
Pitch for Safety on the Mound

Young players need to protect against shoulder, neck injuries

4/3/2004
The Pain Fields

Upper body injuries strike teens hardest in sports games

4/2/2004
Meditation Lowers Blood Pressure in Teens

Study says it's an effective, inexpensive alternative

4/2/2004
Teens and Dieting a Losing Proposition

Experts urge lifestyle changes, not fad weight-loss plans

4/2/2004
Children and Emergencies

Teach your child what to do

4/2/2004
Saving Face

Avoiding facial injuries the goal of National Facial Protection Month

4/1/2004
Infant Safety

Avoid leaving your baby alone

4/1/2004
Home Trampolines

Pediatricians say they're a no-no

3/31/2004
Childhood Vaccines Not Tied to Type 1 Diabetes

Large Danish study finds no increased risk

3/31/2004
Spotting Scoliosis

Learn how to recognize its signs

3/30/2004
Teen Smokers Fall Down on Other Health Habits

They're likelier to have poor diet and get too little exercise

3/30/2004
Baby Brother Blues

How to help your older kids adjust

3/30/2004
Water Baby

Be cautious about child swimming programs

3/29/2004
Surgery Cuts Death Risk for Those With Rare Heart Disorder

Cutting part of nerves to heart helps young people with long QT syndrome

3/29/2004
Children With Sickle Cell Disease Living Longer

Early detection key to boosting survival rate

3/26/2004
Talk With Your Teens

Parents need to listen to their adolescents about drug use, other issues

3/25/2004
Keep Poisons Away From Kids

As part of National Poison Prevention Week, experts give tips on safety in the home

3/24/2004
Standing Up to Bullies

Schools seek answers to practice that harms victims, abusers alike

3/24/2004
Report Gives Mixed Grades on Kids' Health

U.S. children much safer now, but obesity epidemic looms

3/24/2004
Stopping the Damage of Lead Poisoning

Researchers find molecule linked to lead-induced brain swelling

3/23/2004
New Guidelines for Detecting Cerebral Palsy Early

Brain scans recommended for children with suspected disorder

3/22/2004
U.S. Urges Close Watch on Antidepressant Users

Concern mounts over behavior changes, including suicidal notions

3/22/2004
Parental Support Has Lifelong Benefits

Well-loved kids better off mentally, physically as adults

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