Misc. Kid's Health News

Date Posted
Article Title
10/29/2003
Halloween Hazards

What to watch out for

10/28/2003
Have a Healthy Halloween

Experts offer safety advice for trick-or-treaters

10/28/2003
Croup

Mild cases can be treated at home

10/27/2003
Baby Slings

Use them only for very young infants

10/27/2003
Are We There Yet?

How to combat boredom during car trips

10/24/2003
Home Alone

Is your child ready?

10/23/2003
Bath Water Burns

Steps to prevent them

10/23/2003
Helping Young Girls Avoid Depression

Model helps identify those at greatest risk in puberty

10/20/2003
Biking With Baby

Use a trailer, not a carrier

10/20/2003
Avoiding Pets Won't Avert Allergies

Swedish study finds exposure may be a good thing

10/18/2003
Helping Kids Weather Asthma

Changes in temperature, humidity, barometric pressure can lead to attacks

10/18/2003
Binge Drinking in Teen Rats Leads to Memory Loss

Researchers say effects could mirror those in human adolescents

10/17/2003
Halloween and Allergies

Discard treats that don't list the ingredients

10/16/2003
Studies Find Breast-Fed Kids Aren't Thinner

Throw cold water on theory that the practice reduces obesity

10/16/2003
When Stuttering is a Problem

Signs you should be concerned

10/15/2003
Obesity Major Risk Factor for Hispanic Kids

New research focuses on their future health risks

10/15/2003
Open Window Safety

Safeguard windows with guards or stops

10/15/2003
Asthma Does Know Gender

Severe cases affect more boys in childhood and more women as adults

10/14/2003
Boost From Poverty Helps Kids' Mental Health

Casino windfall leads to unique study

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