Parenting Health News

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10/12/2017
Happier Mealtimes, Healthier Eating for Kids

A positive atmosphere prompts preschoolers to eat more fruits, vegetables and other healthy foods

10/12/2017
Vaccination Rates Very High for U.S. Kindergartners

More than 90 percent of new students have been immunized against major childhood diseases

10/12/2017
While New Moms Cook and Clean, New Dads Play

Study shows men enjoy twice as much leisure time on weekends as their wives do

10/10/2017
Start Skin Cancer Prevention Early, Health Experts Say

New proposal urges doctors to begin talking to parents when fair-skinned children are 6 months old

10/10/2017
Homing In on Homework Help

Hint: Don't do it for them

10/10/2017
Health Tip: Getting Enough Sleep

It's important for young athletes

10/9/2017
Another Downside to College Boozing: Poorer Job Prospects

In study, binge drinking 6 times a month lowered chances of full-time employment later

10/9/2017
Are You an 'Anti-Vaxxer'? Your Friends Are on Twitter

Social media is a place where they vent, support each other's views, study finds

10/9/2017
10/9/2017
Health Tip: Children and Screen Use

Set guidelines for your family

10/7/2017
Making Halloween a Treat for Kids With Diabetes

Start by setting the same rules for everyone in the family, specialist says

10/6/2017
10/6/2017
Childhood 'Growth' Tests Not Always Necessary

There's wide range of 'normal' growth and development for kids, pediatricians group says

10/6/2017
10/4/2017
'Sleep Positioners' a Danger to Baby: FDA

Infants should always be put to sleep on their back on a firm, bare surface

10/3/2017
Measles Making a Comeback in the United States

Though the rate remains low, study shows it doubled between 2001 and 2015

10/2/2017
Reassuring Kids After Another Senseless Tragedy

Psychiatrists urge parents to stress to young concertgoers that events like Las Vegas shooting remain rare

9/29/2017
Researchers Learn More About Gender's Role in Autism Risk

When oldest female child has the disorder, risk is raised for younger siblings, especially boys: study

9/28/2017
It's Time to Get Your Flu Shot Again

U.S. health officials say this season could be a tough one

9/27/2017
Health Tip: Keep Kids Safe From Fire and Heat

Suggestions to prevent burns

9/26/2017
20 Percent of U.S. Teens May Have Had a Concussion

Contact sports is a leading reason why, study contends

9/25/2017
Gun Violence in Movies a Trigger for Teens?

Parents need to keep weapons locked up, limit exposure to media violence, experts say

9/21/2017
When Adults Show Determination, Babies Copy

'It's OK to let your kids see you sweat,' researcher says

9/21/2017
When a Cold or Flu Strikes a Family Member

How to keep everyone else healthy

9/20/2017
Health Tip: Is Your Baby Teething?

Recognizing signs and symptoms

9/19/2017
Youth Football Ups Odds of Brain Problems in Adulthood

Researchers say greater risk of behavior issues, depression in those who played tackle before age 12

9/19/2017
Doctors Eye the Danger From 'Nerf' Guns

'Bullets' bought online may be contributing to ocular injuries

9/18/2017
9/18/2017
9/18/2017
Health Tip: Design a Non-Toxic Nursery

Make your baby's space safe

9/15/2017
Joining Your Kid on That Playground Slide? Think Again

It seems like fun but can be a quick trip to a broken limb, study authors warn

9/15/2017
Golf Carts' Use Is Spreading, and So Is Danger to Kids

Study of more than 100 kids treated at trauma centers reveals serious injuries

9/15/2017
Parents Getting Better at Using Car Seats Safely

But older kids often miss out on booster seats

9/15/2017
Young Kids With Cellphones Face a Hidden Risk

Study finds elementary school children with phones are more likely to be cyberbullied

9/15/2017
More U.S. Kids Landing in ER With Opioid Addiction

Researcher calls findings an emerging public health issue

9/14/2017
Vision Problems Common in Babies Infected With Zika

Impairments range in severity, two studies found

9/14/2017
Health Tip: On Kids and Pets

How to prepare children for furry friends

9/12/2017
Hurricanes May Have Longer-Lasting Impact on Kids

Child expert offers tips on helping youngsters recover from the storms

9/11/2017
State Laws Curb Kids' Injuries Tied to Off-Road Vehicles

In Massachusetts, ER visits down as much as 50 percent, study found

9/9/2017
Brown-Bagging It? Think Outside the Box

Dietitian shares tips for tasty, affordable lunches

9/7/2017
Get Your Kids to Eat Smart at School

Helping youngsters make the right food choices

9/7/2017
9/6/2017
Put Flu Shot on the Back-to-School Checklist

By late October is best, says American Academy of Pediatrics

9/6/2017
Team Sports for Kids: A Winning Combo

Life lessons can be learned on the playing field

9/6/2017
Health Tip: Suggestions for New Moms

Tips to help ward off depression

9/6/2017
Harvey's Wrath Still Poses Risks to Children

Toxins left by flood waters a particular concern, doctors say

9/5/2017
Throat Bacteria Linked to Bone and Joint Infection in Kids

Study found one particular germ in 70 percent of children with additional infections

9/5/2017
Helping Kids Adapt to a New School

Ease the transition to a different grade or district

9/5/2017
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