Misc. Kid's Health News

Date Posted
Article Title
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

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