Misc. Kid's Health News

Date Posted
Article Title
9/2/2003
Protect Your Allergic Child in School

Parents need to meet with school staff to discuss children's food sensitivities

9/2/2003
Patience Cuts Antibiotic Use for Ear Infections

Parents told to wait two days before filling prescription

8/29/2003
Teens Suffer Emotional Fallout From Disaster

Dutch study finds many turn to alcohol to cope

8/29/2003
Spice Up Those School Lunch Bags

Tips on giving your children interesting yet nutritional meals

8/29/2003
Toy Time

How to select safe toys

8/29/2003
Separation Anxiety

How to handle it with your child

8/29/2003
Smoking Losing Favor Among Teens

Fewer light up and more regard it as a bad habit, survey finds

8/28/2003
Youngest in Class at Higher Risk of Mental Woes

Study finds no cause-and-effect relationship

8/28/2003
Combating Childhood Obesity

Advice for parents on how to encourage healthy habits in kids

8/28/2003
More Than One Sign of Concussion

Loss of consciousness not the only indicator of injury

8/28/2003
Young Students Need More Bathroom Breaks

Their bladders aren't developed enough to handle restricted access

8/28/2003
Take a Load Off Your Kids

How to choose the right backpack

8/27/2003
Girls Miss Friends When They Head to College

Female freshmen affected by 'friendsickness'

8/25/2003
ADHD Help Just a Call Away

Experts answer questions during national phone-in program

8/25/2003
Backpack Safety: Pack Light, Or Get Wheels

Pediatricians weigh in on what's best for the back-to-school crowd

8/25/2003
School-Day Checklist

As the first day nears

8/25/2003
Depression in Teens Likelier to Recur Later

Study finds difficulties in early adulthood

8/22/2003
Underage Kids Don't Go Far to Get Alcohol

It's a family affair, surveys say

8/21/2003
First School Day Fears

Let your child know anxiety is normal

8/20/2003
Finger Foods

For baby's first-time self-feeding

8/19/2003
Epileptic Diet Raises 'Bad' Cholesterol in Kids

But monitoring should prevent problems, study concludes

8/19/2003
Study: Kids' Drugs Safer When Tested on Kids

Trials can result in critical changes, gov't researchers say

8/19/2003
Good Students Get the Jitters, Too

Perfectionism can cause anxiety in those who excel in school

8/19/2003
A Fitness Contract For Kids

Get them moving with a mutual pact

8/18/2003
Overweight Children at Higher Heart Risk

Study finds higher levels of telltale marker

8/18/2003
ADHD Raises Risk of Substance Abuse

Severity of disorder in children is key, study says

8/18/2003
Your Child's Body Mass Index

Have it evaluated yearly

8/17/2003
Look Before You Leap

Consumer tips to avoid the dangers of diving into a pool

8/15/2003
Snoring Kids Prone to Bad Grades

Sleep problems can lead to poor school performance, study finds

8/15/2003
Check Your Kids' Peepers

Children's general vision screenings not enough, experts say

8/15/2003
Bedtime Battles

Stick to a nightly ritual

8/14/2003
Center Aims to Demystify Vaccines

The real danger is not inoculating children, expert says

8/13/2003
Snoring May Be Sign of Asthma in Kids

Study finds it causes cough, another asthma indicator

8/12/2003
Play It Safe During Family Visits

Grandparents need to make sure kids can't find dangerous medications

8/11/2003
Weight Teasing an Emotional Crisis for Kids

Taunts can lead to suicidal thoughts, study says

8/11/2003
Can Vitamins Help Kids With High Cholesterol?

Small study indicates so, but others are wary

8/11/2003
Ethnic Groups Have Differing Eye Problems

Prevalence of children's eye problems depends on ethnicity, research says.

8/8/2003
Eyedrops May Help Lazy Eye

Atropine effective alternative to patching for treatment of kids

8/7/2003
Hearing, Speech Problems Need Early Attention

Experts say waiting for children to outgrow disorders is not the best policy

8/7/2003
Tracing the Roots of Alcoholism

Researchers will track young adults as they develop drinking problems

8/6/2003
Helping Students Exposed to Violence

School-based program teaches coping skills to deal with anxiety, sadness

8/6/2003
Beating the Heat

How to stay healthy during a heat wave

8/5/2003
Stressing Out at the Start of School

Tips for parents on helping relieve children's anxiety

8/4/2003
Mental Woes Rife Among America's Youth

Study: High rates of depression, PTSD and substance abuse

8/4/2003
Most Can't Properly Fit a Bicycle Helmet

Study says 96%, kids and grownups alike, get it wrong

8/2/2003
Heat Aggravates Acne

But face it, you are not alone

8/1/2003
Hepatitis C Drug for Children

Tames pediatric liver disease

7/31/2003
Childhood Immunizations Still at All-Time High

Coverage for chicken pox, pneumococcus rise rapidly in U.S.

7/30/2003
Caution Urged in Using Bone Drug for Children

High dose of bisphosphonate tied to disorder in boy

7/30/2003
Sleepless in the Nursery

Let your baby fall asleep in the crib