Misc. Kid's Health News

Date Posted
Article Title
4/12/2003
Keeping Kids' Hands Out of the Fire

Tips to protect your children from kitchen burns

4/11/2003
Stay Safe With Spring and Summer Sports

Experts offer tips for children as they hit the playing fields

4/11/2003
Morning Blues

How to get your teen moving in the AM

4/9/2003
Throat Clearing May Be Sign of Asthma in Kids

Greek study finds symptom common in many undiagnosed cases

4/9/2003
Thermometer Readings

Mercury thermometers are more reliable than high-tech types

4/8/2003
The Kids' Stereos Are Alright

Devices don't cause hearing loss, but repeated ear infections can

4/8/2003
Obese Kids as Unhappy as Those With Cancer

But researchers aren't sure if excess fat causes misery, or vice versa

4/7/2003
Confusion Leads to Underuse of Booster Seats

Many parents think their children are too big

4/7/2003
Childhood Obesity Linked to Depression

It affects boys as well as girls

4/7/2003
Babies Need More Vitamin D

Pediatric group changes recommendation due to increase in rickets

4/7/2003
Toilet Training Goes Faster If Time is Right

Study finds little benefit in starting before 27 months

4/6/2003
A Mound of Advice for Youthful Batters

Spring baseball means a host of safety steps

4/5/2003
CT Scans for Kids: Not Every Bump Warrants an X-ray

Physicians should keep radiation dose low for young patients

4/4/2003
Kids at Greatest Risk in SUV Rollovers

More likely to suffer death or injury than in car rollovers

4/3/2003
No Broccoli, Mom!

Some ideas for getting kids to eat vegetables

4/2/2003
Family Meals

They're usually more nutritious than dinner-for-one

4/2/2003
Study Acquits Peanuts in Allergic Reaction

Finds condition stems from abnormal immune response

4/1/2003
Low Mercury Levels Found in Most Women and Children

But 8 percent of women have potentially dangerous levels

3/31/2003
Antibiotic Use Report Sees Cloud Amid Silver Lining

Fewer prescribed overall, but some powerful ones overused

3/30/2003
Playgrounds Not Always Safe

Inspect these areas for dangers to children, experts say

3/28/2003
Headaches a Warning Sign for High School Athletes

Players often return to sports too soon after concussion, study finds

3/28/2003
Be Careful With Kids' Meds

Pamphlet offers safety advice for parents

3/28/2003
Stressed-Out Teens

Ways to ease the tension

3/27/2003
Deter Dental Decay

Have sealants applied to your kids' teeth

3/26/2003
Fruit Juice Overload

Too much juice can lead to obesity, digestive problems

3/25/2003
Pot Use in Pregnancy May Dull Baby's Brain

Rat study finds cognitive and memory problems in long haul

3/25/2003
Cast Removal

A guide for taking off plaster casts

3/21/2003
Helping Kids Cope With Worries of War

Parents can do much to keep anxiety at bay

3/17/2003
Young Driver Alert

Educate your teens about common causes of accidents

3/17/2003
Breathe Easy

Clear stuffed up nostrils with normal saline drops

3/16/2003
Cheerleading Can Be Dangerous

Sport can lead to back, shoulder and leg injuries

3/16/2003
ATVs Are Not for Everyone

Family fun or dangerous ride?

3/14/2003
Ease of Booze Buying Depends on Neighborhood

Underage, inebriated patrons bypass laws easily in urban, Hispanic areas

3/14/2003
Common Infant Lung Infection Treatments May Not Work

Evidence doesn't support any routine therapies for bronchiolitis

3/13/2003
Cigarette Taxes Alone Won't Snuff Future Smokers

Study finds they only delay teens from picking up the habit

3/13/2003
Family Food

Help your kids avoid weight problems

3/12/2003
Set a Place for Your Teen at the Dinner Table

Family meals promote healthy eating among adolescents, study says

3/11/2003
Passive Smoke Tied to Dental Woes in Kids

Study finds link, but expert sees no association

3/11/2003
Secondhand Smoke Too Much for Kids With Asthma

Even if parents smoke outside the house, it's harmful, research finds

3/11/2003
Kids' Emotional Distress Fuels Self-Doubt

Study finds those who suffer depression or anxiety shortchange themselves

3/10/2003
Boys and Girls Affected by TV Violence

They can grow into aggressive adults

3/6/2003
Heart Disease Prevention Should Start With Tots

New guidelines recommend heart healthy behavior for kids

3/6/2003
When Moms Earn, Kids Learn

Study disputes welfare myth of jobs hurting children

3/6/2003
3/5/2003
For Short Kids, Extra Height Comes at a Cost

Hormone treatment adds inches, but sacrifices bone density

3/5/2003
Sleep Safety for Babies

Infants should sleep face up

3/5/2003
Day Care Dilemma

Clues that proper care may be lacking

3/5/2003
Early to Bed Makes for a Sharper Kid

An extra hour of sleep improves attention, memory

3/4/2003
Gas a Promising Therapy for Sickle Cell Disease

Inhaling nitric oxide can relieve pain, study says

3/4/2003
Children With Immune Problems at Greater Bioterror Risk

Doctors warn that even smallpox vaccine poses threat