Parenting Health News

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6/12/2017
Stay Safe as Summer Temps Soar

ER physician offers advice on avoiding heat health problems

6/12/2017
Many Preemies Don't Struggle in School

Two-thirds of the tiniest infants were ready for kindergarten, study says

6/12/2017
Teens With ADHD Face a Higher Crash Risk

Study found they were 36 percent more likely to get in an accident than other adolescents

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
When a Divorce Turns Bitter, Kids' Immune Systems May Pay a Price

More evidence that family stress in childhood might affect lifelong health

6/5/2017
Can Sharing Your Bedroom With Baby Come With Risks?

Despite latest guidelines, odds of poorer sleep and SIDS are higher, study finds

6/2/2017
Air Mattresses Linked to More Than 100 Infant Deaths

They can mold to a baby's face, leading to suffocation, researchers say

6/1/2017
Elite High Schools Breed Higher Risk of Addiction: Study

Rates are two to three times higher than national norms

6/1/2017
New Teen Drivers Face Triple the Risk of a Fatal Crash

Distractions, such as cell phones, and failure to buckle up are main causes

5/31/2017
Communication Problems Not at Root of Tantrums in Kids With Autism

Study shows outbursts occur just as frequently among children without speech, language troubles

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

5/30/2017
How to Prepare Your Teen for That First Ob-Gyn Visit

Gynecologist offers tips on ways to make it a positive experience

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
Lawn Mowers Are Risky Business for Kids

Injuries can lead to amputations, pediatric trauma expert cautions

5/29/2017
5/26/2017
Hospital 'Baby Boxes' May Help Prevent SIDS in Newborns

The innovative take-home gift helped curb the dangerous practice of bed-sharing, study found

5/26/2017
Gender Influences on Fatherhood

Fathers' brains respond differently to daughters than sons, new study finds.

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

5/24/2017
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

5/17/2017
5/16/2017
Playgrounds Aren't Always All Fun and Games

Fortunately, there are ways to prevent injuries to children, ER doc says

5/15/2017
Many Parents Underestimate Drowning Risks

More than one-third surveyed would let child swim unsupervised in neighborhood or hotel pool

5/11/2017
Treat Autism Even Before Symptoms Show?

Small study found 'at-risk' babies did better if therapists trained parents to communicate more effectively

5/11/2017
Program Helps Young Adults With Autism Find Jobs

Navigating adult services is challenging, autism experts say

5/10/2017
Too Many Parents Say No to Helmets for Kids on Wheels

Use of safety gear lags despite thousands of visits to U.S. hospitals each week, survey finds

5/5/2017
Tracking Devices May Ease Minds of Parents of Kids With Autism

Wandering is a hazard for these children, and this technology helps, review finds

5/5/2017
'Dr. Google' May Undermine Parents' Trust in Their Pediatrician

Tell the doctor what info you saw online so your concerns can be addressed, study suggests

5/5/2017
5/4/2017
Guns Send About 16 U.S. Kids to the Hospital Every Day

Many of those injuries are accidental, study finds

5/4/2017
Reading to Babies Translates Into More Literate Preschoolers

Study found moms who read to their infants had children with better vocabulary, reading skills

5/4/2017
More Starring Roles for Booze in Kids' Movies, Study Finds

Drinking figured in 85 percent of the top children's films over 2 decades

5/4/2017
A Toddler's Screen Time Tied to Speech Delay

Findings support American Academy of Pediatrics guidelines on technology use by very young children

5/4/2017
When Grandparents Raise Grandkids, Are They Up to Date on Child Safety?

Study found some lacked info on baby sleep positioning, proper fever relief

5/4/2017
Reasons Why Parents Should Be Wary of '13 Reasons Why'

Netflix series is too explicit in depicting teen suicide while leaving out key elements, mental health experts warn

5/3/2017
Are Smartphones Helping or Harming Kids' Mental Health?

More use is linked to attention and behavior problems, but also less anxiety, study finds

5/1/2017
Health Tip: Parents, Set Rules About Driving for Teens

These guidelines will help them stay safe

5/1/2017
U.S. Toddlers Eat More French Fries Than Vegetables

Federal stats show some don't eat any veggies at all, and some infants don't get any breast milk

5/1/2017
Are Bullies Getting Run Out of U.S. Schools?

Abuse rates dropped about 2 percent a year over a decade, survey finds

4/29/2017
Summer Camp Prep for Kids With Allergies, Asthma

Meet with staff beforehand and clarify expectations, doctor advises

4/28/2017
Happy Mom Means Less Colicky Baby

Mothers' support system also seems to have protective effect, study suggests

4/28/2017
Brineura Approved for Rare Genetic Illness Affecting Kids

Batten disease is a neurologic disorder that typically affects young children

4/28/2017
Kids' Sun Safety Means 'Slip, Slap, Slop'

Skin cancer expert offers advice for protection against summer rays