Misc. Kid's Health News

Date Posted
Article Title
9/5/2017
9/5/2017
Health Tip: Kids and Type 2 Diabetes

Risk may be higher with lack of sleep

9/4/2017
Back to School, Back to Planning for Kids With Autism, ADHD

Thinking ahead and keeping a calendar with important dates can help make transition smoother

9/3/2017
Take the Back Pain Out of Backpacks

Make sure your child isn't carrying too heavy a load

9/1/2017
Nasal Flu Vaccine's Demise May Mean Fewer Immunized Kids

Overall child immunization rates fell after CDC advised against the inhaled form, study shows

9/1/2017
Pediatricians Sound Alarm on Rapid Weight Changes in Young Athletes

Both short- and long-term damage can result from quick losses or gains

9/1/2017
Health Tip: Food Safety for College Students

Suggestions to prevent food poisoning

8/31/2017
8/30/2017
Health Tip: Avoid Juice Before Age 1

Offer fresh fruit as a healthier choice

8/29/2017
Health Groups Demand 'R' Rating for Movies That Show Smoking

Coalition says such films lure children to take up deadly habit

8/29/2017
Many Parents Don't Tell Doctor About 'Complementary' Therapy Use in Kids

Hiding info from pediatricians could be risky for young patients, report authors say

8/29/2017
Many Parents Not Happy With Later School Start Times

More shut-eye means healthier, more alert students, but survey finds half of parents pushing back

8/29/2017
8/28/2017
Vaccination 101: Make Sure Kids Are Up to Date

Classrooms, locker rooms and dormitories are breeding grounds for bacteria and viruses, expert says

8/28/2017
Serious Reactions to Vaccines Rarely Recur: Review

Findings add to evidence of safety of childhood immunizations, pediatricians say

8/28/2017
Children and Alternative Therapies

The American Academy of Pediatrics warns parents "natural" doesn't always mean safe when it comes to supplements

8/25/2017
Cookies, Apples or Yogurt? Not Always a Simple Choice for Kids

Snack preferences drive buying decisions, but brands and allowance also play a part, researchers say

8/25/2017
Top 10 Health Concerns for Children and Teens

Parents rate back-to-school health concerns. What tops the list?

8/24/2017
More U.S. Teens Getting Vaccinated Against HPV

But rates still lagging against the cancer-causing virus that's caused by sexual contact, CDC says

8/23/2017
'Exoskeletons' May Help Kids With Cerebral Palsy Walk

High-tech motorized device aims to correct disabling gait pattern

8/21/2017
Kids' Cases of High Blood Pressure May Rise Under New Guidelines

Simplified tables from American Academy of Pediatrics likely to raise detection rates

8/17/2017
Young Breakfast Skippers Lack Vital Nutrients

Calcium, iron and folate may be shortchanged when morning meal is missed

8/17/2017
Sleep and Diabetes Risk in Children

Kids who don't get enough sleep may be at higher risk for Type 2 Diabetes, study finds

8/17/2017
Health Tip: Recognize Youth Violence

Symptoms of a common problem

8/15/2017
Lack of Sleep May Raise Child's Type 2 Diabetes Risk: Study

It found link -- but no proof -- between less slumber and risk factors for blood sugar disease

8/15/2017
Local Crime Can Put Kids on the Run

Smartphone study finds young avoid their neighborhoods when threat of danger rises

8/14/2017
Do Pets Really Boost Kids' Health?

In a study that'll give you paws, researchers find no mental or physical benefit from a household friend

8/13/2017
Calming Those Back-to-School Jitters

Child development expert offers advice on how to ease anxiety as classes start

8/11/2017
Health Benefits of Pets

Does having a pet keep a kid healthier and more physically fit?

8/10/2017
Rotavirus Vaccine Cut Kids' Hospitalization, Medical Costs

Virus a common cause of diarrhea among children, study authors report

8/9/2017
By Age 12, Poor May Show Signs of Heart Risks Ahead

Neck arteries are narrower than those of wealthier children, study says

8/9/2017
Health Tip: Childhood Obesity Can Trigger Adult Problems

Here's how you can help prevent them

8/7/2017
How Preschoolers Begin Learning the Rules of Reading, Spelling

Exposing them to written words early on will give them a strong start, researcher says

8/7/2017
Decline in Kids' Ear Infections Linked to Pneumococcal Vaccine

The shots are effective in killing the main bacterial cause, but other germs are growing, researchers find

8/7/2017
Health Tip: Don't Use Sunscreen on Newborns

Infants aged 6 months and younger should avoid the sun

8/4/2017
Childhood Cancer Radiation May Cause Unwanted Gene Mutation in Some

That flaw seems to increase risk of a type of brain tumor later in life, researchers report

8/3/2017
Health Tip: Protect Your Kids From Lead

Suggestions to keep them safer

8/3/2017
Health Tip: Supervise Kids Near Cars

And help prevent an accident

8/2/2017
Getting Kids to Like Veggies

Eating more veggies when breastfeeding may help kids like them better, study says

8/1/2017
Young Cancer Survivors Struggle to Resume Social Activities

Strains on finances, relationships and life plans take a toll, researchers find

8/1/2017
Drowning Can Occur Hours After Swimming

Know the signs of dry and secondary drowning, expert cautions

7/31/2017
Genetic Testing Can Help Pinpoint Epilepsy Earlier

Faster diagnosis leads to faster treatment, researcher says

7/28/2017
Vision Problems Can Harm Kids' Development, Grades

Eye experts say children should have routine exams to detect trouble early

7/26/2017
Time to Catch Up on Reading, Writing … and Routine Shots

Before kids head back to school, make sure they're up-to-date on their vaccines

7/26/2017
Health Tip: Encouraging Your Kids to Brush

Here's how some dentists do it

7/26/2017
Health Tip: Help Kids Sleep Better

Here's what may be keeping them awake

7/24/2017
Does Your Child Really Have a Food Allergy?

Food sensitivity and intolerance may be mistaken for allergic reaction, even by doctors

7/21/2017
Making the Most of Childhood Wellness Visits

Advance preparation can help get your questions answered

7/20/2017
Oxygen Therapy Revives Brain of Toddler Who Nearly Drowned

Shrunken areas of brain tissue actually re-grew after treatment, doctor says

7/19/2017
Health Impact of Father Loss

Loss of a father may impact a child's DNA, new study finds.