Misc. Kid's Health News

Date Posted
Article Title
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

7/29/2003
Growth Hormone Gets New Use

For kids of 'short stature'

7/29/2003
Safer CT Scans for Kids

New method reduces radiation dose for children

7/28/2003
Sunscreen and Bug Spray a Bad Mix

Using both at same time may increase allergic reactions

7/28/2003
Music Training Fine-Tunes Memory

Students who take music lessons have better verbal recall, study shows

7/25/2003
What Makes Teens Do Drugs

Genes cause abuse in teenage girls while boys more influenced by family and friends

7/24/2003
From the Minds of Children...

Brain surgeon draws strength from how his young patients fought tumors

7/22/2003
Combination Ear Infection Drug OK'd

For swimmer's ear and other ills

7/21/2003
Boys, Blacks at Higher Risk of Childhood Stroke

Study finds 2.3 cases per 100,000 children

7/21/2003
More Hours in Day Care, More Behavior Problems Later

But simple measures can correct matters, researchers and experts say

7/19/2003
Make Sure Kids Get Enough Shut Eye

More sleep improves schoolwork, reduces accidents, studies show

7/17/2003
Which Disabled Kids Face More Psychosocial Problems

Those with learning, communication impairments have tougher time, study finds

7/17/2003
Socializing Paves Way for Multilingual Kids

Infants who interact with people who speak different language primed for learning

7/15/2003
Kids' Bike Shopping

Hold off on a two-wheeler until your child is ready

7/15/2003
Movies Spur Teen Smoking

Study advises pediatricians to urge parents to screen flicks

7/9/2003
Child-Friendly Bug Repellant

Apply it to your own hands first

7/8/2003
Moving After Divorce Damages Kids

If parent who has custody moves to another city, children suffer

7/8/2003
The Truth About Marijuana

Share these facts with your teens

7/8/2003
Children's Choking Hazards

Cut up foods that are easy to choke on

7/7/2003
Headaches Alter Lives of Kids

Study finds they have persistent pain as disabling as arthritis or cancer

7/7/2003
Summer Daze

For many kids, their introduction to drugs comes in July

7/4/2003
Coach's Corner

Keep your little league team healthy

7/2/2003
Sucking Satisfaction

Offer your baby a pacifier

6/30/2003
Street Smarts

Teach your kids road safety

6/29/2003
ACL Injuries in the Young Take Extra Time

That's because surgery is not recommended for those whose bones are still growing