Parenting Health News

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8/22/2017
Infant Sleep Position Challenges

Less than half of parents exclusively follow safe sleep recommendations for infants, study finds

8/21/2017
Having Same-Sex Parents Won't Affect Kids' Gender Identity: Study

Research showed no differences from children raised by heterosexual couples

8/21/2017
Majority of U.S. Parents Would Support Teen Switching Gender: Survey

Findings indicate growing acceptance of gender transition

8/21/2017
Too Many Babies Still Placed on Stomach to Sleep: Study

Pediatric experts recommend infants always sleep on their backs to avoid SIDS

8/20/2017
Back-to-School Tips … for Parents

First few weeks require patience and support, educators say

8/18/2017
Anti-Vaccine Family Members, Friends Spur Many Moms to Delay Baby's Shots

Study found even if pregnant women later hear better info from docs, they may still wait on immunizations

8/17/2017
Young Breakfast Skippers Lack Vital Nutrients

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

8/17/2017
Health Tip: Recognize Youth Violence

Symptoms of a common problem

8/16/2017
Fatal Opioid ODs on the Rise Among U.S. Teens

And heroin led to the most deaths among 15- to 19-year-olds, CDC says

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
Parents of Preemies End Up Just Fine: Study

When kids are grown, quality of life is the same as for parents of babies born full-term

8/11/2017
Therapy for Kids With Autism Pays Off for Moms, Dads

Study found when parents become therapy partners, they become less depressed, learn to keep emotions in check

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
'12-Step' Strategy Boosts Success of Teen Drug Abuse Program

Messages from recovering peers made an impact, study finds

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
Health Tip: Don't Use Sunscreen on Newborns

Infants aged 6 months and younger should avoid the sun

8/4/2017
Picky Eater? It Might Just Be Your Child's Personality

Temperament determines which kids will resist new foods, study suggests

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
Know the Signs of Concussion

This serious health threat affects kids as well as adults

8/1/2017
Drowning Can Occur Hours After Swimming

Know the signs of dry and secondary drowning, expert cautions

7/31/2017
Netflix Series '13 Reasons Why' Sparks Uptick in Google Searches for Suicide

The news wasn't all bad, since some looked for suicide prevention, study found

7/29/2017
Surgeons Warn of Trampolines' Down Side

Very young children should stay off, group says

7/27/2017
'Super Moms' and 'Super Dads': Work-Home Conflicts Affect Both Genders

'We need to bring men into the conversation,' researcher says

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

7/24/2017
Treating ADHD May Help Curb Later Drinking, Drug Problems

For people with the disorder, meds like Ritalin linked to lower rates of alcohol, drug abuse, study finds

7/24/2017
Just a Few Vaccine Refusers Could Endanger Many

A 5 percent drop in coverage could trigger a tripling of measles cases in young kids, study finds

7/21/2017
Donor-Sperm Kids No Different From Their Peers: Study

Parent questionnaires revealed no physical, mental distinctions at school age

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

Advance preparation can help get your questions answered

7/18/2017
High-Dose Vitamin D May Not Curb Kids' Colds

Study seems to dispel a common myth around the daily supplement, researchers say

7/18/2017
Health Tip: Eating Well

Skip junk food from the amusement park

7/17/2017
Not All Fidos Are Friendly

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

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

7/14/2017
Despite Warnings, Kids Are Still Dying in Hot Cars

Even on a 60-degree day, a small child's body temperature can quickly rise

7/12/2017
Too Few Children Get EpiPen When Needed: Study

First-line treatment for severe allergic reaction is often neglected

7/11/2017
How to Prevent Future Couch Potatoes

Some smart ways to get kids to exercise more

7/11/2017
7/11/2017
7/7/2017
The Neighborhood Sandbox: A Breeding Ground for Germs

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

7/4/2017
Guard Against Hearing Loss From Fireworks

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

7/3/2017
Is Your Child's 'Penicillin Allergy' Real?

Follow-up of 100 kids found none were allergic

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
Health Tip: When Adults Offer Kids Food

Make sure children are getting the right message