Parenting Health News

Date Posted
Article Title
2/9/2006
Parents, Vending Machines Can Hamper Good School Nutrition

A number of hidden factors make it tough to eat right on campus, study finds

2/8/2006
Program Gets Teens Off the Couch

Doctor-guided initiative increased exercise rates and improved diet

2/8/2006
Limited Access to Exercise Facilities Fueling Childhood Obesity Epidemic

It's a particular problem in low-income areas, new research suggests

2/7/2006
Body Checking Hits Young Hockey Players Hard

High injury risk suggests it should be banned for those under 14, researchers say

2/7/2006
Low-Birth-Weight Babies Become Successful Adults

Many complete schooling, find jobs and get married, study finds

2/7/2006
Ill-Fitting Masks Hamper Child Asthma Care

In some cases, almost no inhaled medication gets through, study finds

2/7/2006
Give Kids Dairy 3 Times a Day, Experts Advise

Milk products strengthen bones for a lifetime

2/6/2006
Health Tip: Prevent Bath Water Burns

How to keep your child safe

2/6/2006
Parents Heed Hype on Flu Shots

As news coverage increased during 2003-2004 season, so did flu shot rates, study finds

2/6/2006
Parents' Views on Violence Guide Child's Behavior

Those who spank or support 'fighting back' often raise kids who fight, study found

2/6/2006
Health Tip: Protect Your Eyes From the Sun

Exposure can cause corneal sunburn

2/5/2006
The ABCs of a Healthy Cold and Flu Season

Parents should encourage good habits, such as proper nutrition and plenty of sleep

2/2/2006
Gene Variant Raises SIDS Risk for Black American Infants

Babies with two copies of the gene are 24 times more likely to die from SIDS, researchers say

2/1/2006
Gas Stoves a Wheezing Hazard for Asthmatic Kids

The problem seems largely limited to children in multi-family dwellings, researchers say

1/30/2006
Drops Better than Pills for Chronic Ear Infections

More effective at drying out ears, study finds

1/30/2006
Ice Skating Injuries a Slippery Problem

Slick surface means hands aren't useful in breaking falls, study shows

1/26/2006
Treatment for Childhood Disorder Brings Sleep Dangers

Growth hormones raise sleep apnea risks in children with Prader-Willi syndrome, study finds

1/22/2006
Building Self-Esteem One Lap at a Time

Program sets pre-teen girls on the path to confidence

1/21/2006
Snowmobiles Pose Risks for Children

Head and bone injuries, cuts are typical injuries, study finds

1/19/2006
Study Compares Kids' Asthma Drugs

Inhaled corticosteroids provide more symptom control than a second class of drugs

1/18/2006
Sleeping on Sofa a Risk Factor for SIDS

Number of infant deaths linked to the practice is rising, study finds

1/15/2006
Flavored Cigarettes: The Next Battleground

Critics say the smokes are designed for youngsters; big tobacco denies the charge

1/13/2006
Most Parents Unaware of Common Infant Virus

RSV is leading cause of infant hospitalization

1/13/2006
Children Poisoned by Medications a Common Cause of ER Visits

Most of these events are avoidable, experts say

1/13/2006
Not Music to Your Ears

Cranked-up iPods could bring hearing loss, experts warn

1/11/2006
Health Tip: Using a Rectal Thermometer

It's preferred for babies younger than 3 months

1/11/2006
Health Tip: Cross the Street Safely

Teach children to look before they cross

1/10/2006
Health Tip: Help Curb Teenage Drinking

Don't be afraid to talk about it

1/9/2006
Health Tip: When Your Child Becomes Aggressive

Talk about what's bothering him

1/8/2006
Tough Love for Tiny Teeth

Neglecting your child's baby teeth can cause problems with permanent teeth, experts say

1/6/2006
Health Tip: Avoid Driveway Accidents

Never leave keys in the ignition

1/5/2006
1/4/2006
Health Tip: Children May Refuse To Eat

It's often a fear of new foods

12/30/2005
Health Tip: Don't Overschedule Your Kids

Plan extracurricular activities in moderation

12/29/2005
Health Tip: Less Parental Stress

Schedule some 'down' time

12/29/2005
Health Tip: Warning Signs of an Asthma Attack

Parents should be alert to wheezing and shortness of breath

12/27/2005
Healthy Aging: The 30s -- And Baby Makes Three

As women age, they must take extra care to ensure a healthy pregnancy

12/27/2005
Health Tip: Mixing Baby Formula

Be sure to follow the directions

12/25/2005
Safety Can Be the Best Present

Yuletide is prime time for injury, but simple tips can help

12/22/2005
Health Tip: Go For a Sleigh Ride

But make sure your children are safe

12/21/2005
Health Tip: Teen Years Can Be Tough

Learn how to deal with bad moods

12/18/2005
Smart Holiday Shoppers Select Safe Toys

Simple precautions can help parents keep their children from harm

12/16/2005
Working Moms' Kids Eat Just as Well: Study

They eat more meals outside the home, but their diets are comparable to those of other youngsters

12/16/2005
Is There a 'Secondhand Smoke' Gene?

Smoke-linked illness more common in kids with a specific mutation, study found

12/9/2005
Parents Can Sway Teens' Attitudes on Drugs

Tolerance for illicit drugs by parents raises kids' risks, study finds

12/8/2005
Pacifiers Prevent SIDS Deaths: Study

They cut the risk of mortality by 90 percent, researchers find

12/6/2005
Marketers Urged to Junk the Junk-Food Ads for Kids

Emphasis should be on healthful food and drink choices, report says

12/6/2005
Healthy Childhood Diets Protect Hearts

Boys eating low-fat diets from infancy had healthier arteries, study found

12/5/2005
Backpacks A Heavy Burden for Kids

Most are shouldering far too much weight for safety, researchers say

12/5/2005
Teens Influenced by Mom's Attitude About Weight

Parents key to healthy eating and exercise among adolescents, expert says