Parenting Health News

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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

12/5/2005
Community Outreach Helps Hispanic Kids Get Insurance

A shared culture makes all the difference, study finds

12/5/2005
Parents Want to Know About Every Pediatrician Error

Same survey found they would be less likely to sue if told first

12/5/2005
Baby Girls Often Misdiagnosed with Movement Disorder

In many cases, harmless infantile masturbation is the real cause, experts say

12/2/2005
Even Preschoolers Plagued by Sleep Problems

Some fall short by 2.5 hours, researchers find

12/2/2005
Health Tip: Bonding With Baby

Fathers need to do it, too

12/1/2005
Hispanic Kids Face Diabetes Dangers

They may be especially vulnerable to sugary foods, study finds

12/1/2005
Health Tip: Skateboard Safely

Protect your wrists, ankles and head

11/30/2005
Go-Carts May Speed Kids Toward Injury

They aren't toys, research on accidents shows

11/29/2005
Health Tip: Don't Be Shocked

Suggestions to prevent electrical injuries

11/28/2005
Teens Turning to Cigars

In one state survey, more boys were smoking stogies than cigarettes

11/27/2005
Simple Test Gauges Childhood Asthma Control

The seven-question quiz helps parents and doctors improve treatment

11/25/2005
Health Tip: Prickly Heat Can Happen in Winter

It's important to stay cool and dry

11/23/2005
Asthma Symptoms May Be Set By Age 6

Study finds wheezing patterns don't change much over next 10 years

11/23/2005
Confusion Over Sick Kids and Daycare Reported

New study shows parents, doctors, childcare workers don't understand guidelines

11/23/2005
Health Tip: Don't Ignore an Animal Bite

Call a doctor if there are signs of infection

11/23/2005
Can Docs Give Too Much Information?

Office visits covering too many topics might not help, pediatrics study finds

11/22/2005
Some Toddlers May Breathe Easier On Side, Tummy

Lying on back problematic for youngsters with sleep apnea, study found

11/22/2005
Kids May Outgrow Tree Nut Allergy

About 1 in 10 lose their allergy to cashews, pistachios or other tree nuts, study found

11/22/2005
Holiday Toy Report Lists Perilous Playthings

Experts point to products that shouldn't make this year's gift list

11/22/2005
Health Tip: Protect Your Mouth

Athletes, make sure your mouthguard fits

11/21/2005
Early Neglect Can Hinder Child's Relationships

Orphan study suggests trouble with bonding even years later

11/21/2005
Health Tip: Talcum Powder Can Be Toxic

It's poisonous if swallowed

11/16/2005
Antidepressant Use for Kids Doubled Before FDA Warnings

Despite guidelines, use of psychotherapy declined, study finds

11/14/2005
Feeling a Chill Can Brrrr-ing on a Cold

Study provides first evidence that icy weather ups respiratory risks

11/14/2005
Eating Out Poses Health Risks for Kids

They're prone to high blood pressure and other risk factors for heart disease, study finds

11/11/2005
School Bullying Stresses Perpetrators and Victims

Study finds harassment takes its toll on all involved

11/10/2005
Health Tip: It's Never OK to Shake A Baby

Make sure you have emotional support

11/9/2005
Gene May Spur ADHD Antisocial Behaviors

Mutation might also be tied to problems stemming from low birth weight, researchers say

11/8/2005
Child ATV Injuries On the Increase

U.S. study finds a three-year surge in all-terrain vehicle-related trauma

11/8/2005
Pediatrician Counseling Boosts Gun Safety at Home

Parents more likely to lock up firearms after brief intervention, study found

11/7/2005
Prolonged Bottle-feeding Linked to Iron Deficiency

This can lead to anemia and learning problems, researchers caution

11/7/2005
Children Living Among Non-Relatives at Risk for Violence

50 times likelier to die from injury than children living with biological parents, study finds

11/3/2005
Health Tip: Buying a Pacifier

Make sure it's the right size

11/3/2005
Health Tip: Treating Splinters at Home

Here's what parents can do

11/2/2005
Health Tip: What Happens to the Umbilical Cord?

It will fall off shortly after birth, but watch for signs of infection

11/1/2005
Health Tip: Kids and ATVs Don't Mix

All-terrains should only be used by people 16 and older