Misc. Kid's Health News

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7/17/2017
Not All Fidos Are Friendly

Teach kids ways to prevent dog bites, pediatricians' group says

7/17/2017
Big Baby, Heavier Kid?

Study suggests these infants could benefit from early interventions to avoid obesity in childhood

7/17/2017
Parents, Get Your Teens Their Vaccines!

More than 1 in 3 don't know when their teen's next shot is due, survey finds

7/13/2017
Health Tip: Getting Toddlers to Try New Foods

If at first you don't succeed, try again

7/11/2017
How to Prevent Future Couch Potatoes

Some smart ways to get kids to exercise more

7/11/2017
7/11/2017
7/10/2017
Sugary Drinks in Pregnancy Tied to Heavier Kids Later

2 or more sweet drinks a day in second trimester linked to an extra 2 pounds in 8-year-olds

7/7/2017
The Neighborhood Sandbox: A Breeding Ground for Germs

Bacteria, parasites and other nasty surprises may be hiding in the sand

7/5/2017
Soft Contact Lenses Safe for Kids and Teens, Review Finds

Infection rates no higher than for adults, and actually lowest for younger kids

7/4/2017
Guard Against Hearing Loss From Fireworks

Don't get too close to those loud booms, hearing specialist suggests

7/3/2017
Health Tip: Are My Toddler's Eating Habits Normal?

Signs that parents shouldn't worry

7/2/2017
Eye Docs Debunk 5 Fireworks Myths

Make eye safety a priority this Fourth of July

6/30/2017
IQ and Life Span

Is there a link between IQ and life expectancy?

6/30/2017
Health Tip: When Adults Offer Kids Food

Make sure children are getting the right message

6/29/2017
Health Tip: Practice Drowning Prevention at Home

It only takes a small amount of water

6/28/2017
Getting Kids in the Habit of Healthy Eating

Try making good food fun at home

6/28/2017
Community Intervention May Aid Fight Against Childhood Obesity

Harvard study finds small successes in two Massachusetts-based programs

6/27/2017
Force, Frequency of Head Hits Jump as Young Football Players Get Older

Findings confirm that these injuries are linked to level of play

6/23/2017
Health Tip: Rewarding Kids Without Food

Other 'treats' you can give

6/22/2017
When is Tourette Syndrome Actually Autism?

Repetitive behaviors, restricted interests occur in both disorders, make correct diagnosis tricky, researchers report

6/21/2017
Do Older Dads Produce Brainy Boys?

Study finds their sons score high in intelligence and focus

6/20/2017
Childhood Chemo May Have Lasting Effects on Memory

Study found timing of treatment seemed to play a role

6/19/2017
Firearms and Children

Guns are now the fourth leading cause of death overall among U.S. children, study reveals

6/19/2017
6/18/2017
Time for Some Summer Sun Safety Tips

Pediatricians offer advice on preventing sunburns, other warm weather problems

6/16/2017
Study Cites Top Reasons Young Autism Patients Are Hospitalized

Mood disorders, sleep problems and having a single caregiver raise odds of in-patient psychiatric care

6/15/2017
When Parents Focus on Smartphones, Kids' Misbehaving Can Rise

Little ones can feel snubbed by the devices and consequently act out, study suggests

6/15/2017
Health Tip: Applying Sunscreen on Children

Suggestions for correct use

6/14/2017
Helping Your Kids Cope With Your Divorce

Things Mom and Dad should agree on

6/14/2017
6/13/2017
6/12/2017
Stay Safe as Summer Temps Soar

ER physician offers advice on avoiding heat health problems

6/9/2017
Health Tip: When Your Child Won't Eat Lunch

Suggestions to please a finicky eater

6/8/2017
Migraine Warning Signs May Differ in Kids, Adults

Treating before a headache starts might lead to more effective pain relief, specialist says

6/7/2017
Overweight Kids Pay a Heavy Social Price

They tend to have fewer friends, which can lead to depression and other emotional problems, researchers say

6/7/2017
Toddlers Who Drink Cow's Milk Alternatives May Be Shorter

Difference is small, about a half inch at age 3, study finds

6/5/2017
Cancer Drug Helps Some Kids With Rare Type of Leukemia

Dasatinib prolonged survival in chronic myeloid leukemia patients, study says

6/2/2017
Childhood Cancer Survivors Now Living Healthier Lives

Could be due to changes made years ago in treatments children receive, researchers say

5/30/2017
Does Dad Time With Infants Boost Babies' IQ?

Positive interactions during first few months could enhance thinking skills at age 2, study suggests

5/30/2017
Preschoolers Who Know Snack-Food Brands on Road to Obesity?

An unhealthy diet may be why they can ID these logos, researchers suggest

5/29/2017
Brush Up on Swim Safety for Summer

Pediatricians' group offers tips on how to protect kids by the pool, lake or ocean

5/29/2017
5/26/2017
Health Tip: Is Your Backyard Safe?

Here's how you can improve safety

5/25/2017
Do Daughters Bring Out a Dad's 'Softer Side'?

Study found men raising toddlers were more responsive, emotional with girls than boys

5/25/2017
Are All Those 'Fidget Spinners' Really Helping Kids?

Hot toy is probably more of a distraction than a help in the classroom, experts say

5/24/2017
1 in 5 U.S. Kids Killed in Crashes Not Restrained Properly

Finding highlights importance of car seats, seat belts for young passengers

5/24/2017
Health Tip: Keep Newborns Safer

Suggestions to protect your baby

5/23/2017
Helping Ease Kids' Fears After Manchester Terror Attack

Mental health experts say it's important for parents to encourage teens to follow through with their plans

5/22/2017
No Fruit Juice Before Age 1, Pediatricians Say

Plus, they support limits for older kids and doing away with sippy cups for toddlers