Misc. Kid's Health News

Date Posted
Article Title
9/9/2009
Health Tip: Swaddling Your New Baby

How to wrap the infant safely

9/8/2009
9/8/2009
Health Tip: Help Prevent Pinkeye

Suggestions to minimize your child's risk

9/8/2009
Colleges Move to Limit Swine Flu's Spread

Numbers of infections on campus already increasing rapidly; could be preview of what's to come for general population

9/6/2009
Kickoff, Punting Take a Toll

In high school football, most severe injuries occur then, study finds

9/4/2009
U.S. Issues Swine Flu Guidelines for Day-Care Programs

Vaccination, good hygiene practices are among recommendations to protect young children

9/4/2009
Doctors' Efforts to Fight Childhood Obesity Not Working

Study suggests officials might need to rethink strategies

9/3/2009
High School Sports Put Players at Risk for Severe Injuries

More needs to be done to protect young knees, ankles and shoulders, researcher says

9/3/2009
Swine Flu Poses Risk to Kids With Neurological Conditions

But U.S. officials say death rate seems no higher than with seasonal flu

9/3/2009
School Days Give Some Kids a Headache

Tension and stress are common causes, experts say

9/3/2009
Take the Load Off Your Child's Back

To avoid injuries, watch backpack weight and fit, expert suggests

9/3/2009
Health Tip: Eating Fish and Shellfish

Almost all contain mercury

9/2/2009
Keep Your Flu Shots Straight This Fall

What you need to know about vaccinations for swine flu, regular flu

9/2/2009
Weight-Loss Surgery Breaks Families' 'Obesity Cycle'

Moms operated on before pregnancy had thinner children, study found

9/1/2009
Drivers Distracted When Near Schools

Study suggests students should be wary when walking around parking lots, crossing streets

9/1/2009
Health Tip: Pack Your Child's Lunch

Why it's worth the extra time

9/1/2009
Swine Flu on Campuses Boosts Call for Vaccinations

Officials expect return of virus that first surfaced last spring

8/31/2009
Valcyte Approved for Cytomegalovirus in Children

A leading cause of infection in transplant patients

8/28/2009
Alcohol Ads on Cable TV Reach Young Audiences

Industry often advertises during shows watched by typical U.S. teens, analysis finds

8/27/2009
Another Report Finds Swine Flu Targeting the Young

But health experts emphasize that most infections are relatively benign

8/27/2009
Health Tip: Stifle Back-to-School Allergy and Asthma Problems

Suggestions for when your child returns to the classroom

8/25/2009
Xyzal Approved for Younger Kids

Antihistamine sanctioned for children as young as 6 months

8/25/2009
Smokers' Cars Loaded With Nicotine

Levels twice those found in places that permit smoking, study suggests

8/24/2009
Car Seats Can Limit Kids' Oxygen Supplies

Experts say risk is small but warrants reminder about proper use

8/24/2009
Health Tip: Choosing a Backpack

Protect your child from injury

8/24/2009
Abuse of ADHD Drugs on the Rise

Jump in poison control center calls mirrors increasing prescriptions, study shows

8/23/2009
Soothe Back-to-School Anxiety, Teach Kids to Relax

Simple steps can lessen stress when children get overwhelmed, experts say

8/22/2009
Going Back to School With Asthma Takes Extra Work

Lung association recommends flu shots, check-ups and communication with school staff

8/21/2009
8/21/2009
Single Kidney Transplant From Young, Deceased Donors Works Well

Finding challenges notion that an adult must get 2 from a child under 5

8/20/2009
School Kids, Parents Should Get Flu Vaccines First

Study shows targeting 'super-spreaders' protects most vulnerable in end

8/20/2009
Health Tip: Avoid Your Child's Asthma Attacks

Keep the child away from potential triggers

8/19/2009
Post-Tonsillectomy Codeine May Pose Dangers

Pain medication tied to death of small boy after the procedure, report says

8/18/2009
Ibuprofen Rated Best for Pain of Broken Arms

Study finds kids don't do as well when given acetaminophen with codeine

8/18/2009
Health Tip: Your Child Must Wear a Bike Helmet

Begin the habit at an early age

8/17/2009
For Short Kids, No Lack of Self-Esteem

Despite some parents' worries, study finds small stature not a problem

8/14/2009
Health Tip: Back to School, Back to Sleep

Get kids on a regular schedule

8/14/2009
Restrictive Diet for Kids May Backfire

Children need to learn self-control to avoid becoming overweight, researchers say

8/13/2009
Health Tip: Children Need Exercise, Too

How they benefit from activity

8/12/2009
Health Tip: Selecting a Pediatrician

Develop a rapport with your child's doctor

8/12/2009
Stressed Out College Students Losing Sleep

Worries put them at risk for poor mental and physical health, experts say

8/10/2009
Young Moms Follow Their Mother's Parenting Style

Fathers don't seem swayed by the maternal influence, survey finds

8/10/2009
Blows to the Chest Up Death Risk for Lacrosse Players

Injuries are fatal far more often than in other contact sports, study finds

8/10/2009
Health Tip: Staying Safe on the Playground

Suggestions to prevent injury

8/10/2009
Sharing Prescription Meds Common Among U.S. Teens

One in five have 'loaned' or 'borrowed' drugs, study found

8/8/2009
Good Planning Paves Way for Kid's Operation

Before your child undergoes surgery, follow these helpful tips

8/7/2009
Signs of Depression Noted in Second Graders

Researchers identified early risk factors and patterns of development

8/7/2009
Cholesterol Screening Shouldn't Rely on Kids' Weight

Guidelines focusing on heavier children may miss the target, study finds

8/7/2009
When Kids Are Hospitalized, Parents Fret About Errors

Expert describes families as untapped resource in prevention efforts

8/6/2009
Food Allergy Facts Need More Focus

Many U.S. adults unaware there is no cure, survey finds