Misc. Kid's Health News

Date Posted
Article Title
10/14/2003
Thrill-Seeking Teens More Likely to Light Up

These adolescents face greater risk of smoking at young age, survey finds

10/13/2003
Fear of Potty Leads to Constipation

Anxiety in toddlers who are toilet training linked to condition

10/13/2003
Study: Child Restraints on Planes Would Backfire

Finds more would die by switching to less-safe car travel

10/13/2003
Health Care for College Students

Encourage your child to use campus health resources

10/9/2003
Air Pollution Can Spell Trouble for Asthmatic Kids

Tiny particles trigger chronic bronchitis in children with condition, study finds

10/9/2003
Air Travel With Infants

Use a car seat to secure your baby

10/9/2003
Beware of Dog

Don't leave young children alone with a canine

10/8/2003
Make Your Kids Wash Their Hands

Parents need reminder about importance of hand hygiene for their children

10/7/2003
'Safe' Ozone Levels Can Worsen Asthma

Pollutant attacks lining of lungs, study finds

10/6/2003
Kids' Sleep Problems Tied to Behavior Problems

Researchers urge parents, doctors to monitor habits

10/6/2003
Kids' Mental Health Care Varies by State

RAND study reveals wide disparities in use and need

10/6/2003
Teens' Diets Often Backfire

Study finds boomerang effect in both sexes

10/5/2003
Block That Injury

Even the youngest football players show up in emergency rooms during the season

10/3/2003
Socioeconomics Plays Role in Obesity

Coupled with genetic predisposition, it can result in overweight children

10/3/2003
Asthma at School

Have a written action plan for your child

10/1/2003
College Drinking Rules Serve Up Mixed Results

Survey finds Massachusetts crackdown on 11 campuses was all over the map

10/1/2003
Home Alone

A safety checklist for kids

10/1/2003
Allergies, Asthma Tied to Antibiotics in Babies

Youngsters who got them wheezed later in life

9/30/2003
New Study Finds No Autism-Vaccine Link

But the lawsuits are piling up

9/30/2003
Novel MRI Finds Clues to Developmental Delays

Technology may offer new ways to diagnose childhood disorders, assess treatments

9/29/2003
Babysitting 101

How to be the best sitter on the block

9/25/2003
Baby Joggers

Some safety tips

9/24/2003
School Bus Safety

Regularly review the rules with your kids

9/18/2003
Few Parents Help Kids Fight Acne

Survey finds many don't take teens to doctor to get treatment

9/18/2003
Girls Hit Tanning Booths More Than Boys

Practice puts them at risk for skin cancer, researchers say

9/17/2003
Battling Scoliosis in Overweight Teens

Back bracing less effective, study finds

9/17/2003
Stressing Quiet Time

How to rid your family of stress

9/16/2003
Fractured Futures: More Kids Breaking Their Arms

Some fear lack of calcium could lead to osteoporosis down the road

9/16/2003
Your Child's Self-Esteem

How you can promote a positive self-image

9/15/2003
Migraines May Be Linked to Childhood Disorder

Study found those with migraines more likely to have oppositional defiant disorder

9/14/2003
Fall Football Injuries Can Sideline Kids

One in five get hurt on the gridiron

9/14/2003
Old-Fashioned Cures for Common Ailments

They may work better for childhood aches and pains than modern medicine

9/12/2003
The Earlier You Light Up, the Harder to Quit

Early nicotine use linked to long-term addiction

9/11/2003
Team Sports Skirt Risky Teen Behavior

Kids who stay active are less likely to have sex and use drugs, study finds

9/11/2003
Ear Infections

Warning signs and temporary remedies

9/11/2003
Prevent Dog Bites

What to teach your children

9/10/2003
Soda and TV Pack Pounds on Teens

The combination is linked to adolescent obesity, study finds

9/9/2003
Cigarettes Just a Click Away for Minors

Study finds 90% success rate for kids buying tobacco online

9/8/2003
Health Tip: Avoiding Playground Injuries

Suggestions to help protect your kids

9/7/2003
Fight the 'Freshman 15'

Experts suggest ways to avoid packing on the pounds when you head to college

9/5/2003
LASIK for Kids: An Option Whose Time May Be Near

Surgery shows promise for problems that don't respond to traditional treatments

9/5/2003
Step Parenting

How to avoid its pitfalls

9/5/2003
Many Kids Don't Feel Safe at School

Sense of disorder can undermine academic performance

9/4/2003
The Basics of Healthy Writing

Experts give advice on how to avoid carpal tunnel syndrome

9/4/2003
Toys For Tots

Choose toys that will stimulate their senses

9/4/2003
A School Policy Lousy with Controversy

Debate continues over whether kids with nits should be kept out

9/3/2003
9/3/2003
How to Start the School Year Right

Tips to ensure your children's health, safety, happiness

9/2/2003
The ABCs of Safe Medicine Use

Pediatricians issue new guidelines for administering drugs in schools

9/2/2003
Juices Better Than Colas for Kids' Teeth

Sugary soft drinks and powdered beverages contribute to tooth decay