Parenting Health News

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Article Title
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

9/3/2017
Take the Back Pain Out of Backpacks

Make sure your child isn't carrying too heavy a load

9/1/2017
Does General Anesthesia Affect Babies' Brains?

Small study finds reduction in white matter among children operated on as infants

9/1/2017
Nasal Flu Vaccine's Demise May Mean Fewer Immunized Kids

Overall child immunization rates fell after CDC advised against the inhaled form, study shows

9/1/2017
Pediatricians Sound Alarm on Rapid Weight Changes in Young Athletes

Both short- and long-term damage can result from quick losses or gains

9/1/2017
Health Tip: Food Safety for College Students

Suggestions to prevent food poisoning

8/31/2017
Brain Scans Offer Clues to Why Some Teens Pile on Pounds

Imaging showed less activity in the areas responsible for reining in impulses

8/31/2017
8/30/2017
America's New Dads Are Older Than Ever

Average age of new fathers has risen to 31, study finds

8/30/2017
Health Tip: Avoid Juice Before Age 1

Offer fresh fruit as a healthier choice

8/29/2017
Many Parents Don't Tell Doctor About 'Complementary' Therapy Use in Kids

Hiding info from pediatricians could be risky for young patients, report authors say

8/29/2017
Many Parents Not Happy With Later School Start Times

More shut-eye means healthier, more alert students, but survey finds half of parents pushing back

8/29/2017
8/28/2017
Vaccination 101: Make Sure Kids Are Up to Date

Classrooms, locker rooms and dormitories are breeding grounds for bacteria and viruses, expert says

8/25/2017
Cookies, Apples or Yogurt? Not Always a Simple Choice for Kids

Snack preferences drive buying decisions, but brands and allowance also play a part, researchers say

8/25/2017
Parents Worried About Cyberbullies as School Starts Up

Poor diet, drugs and car accidents also among the leading concerns, poll shows

8/24/2017
More U.S. Teens Getting Vaccinated Against HPV

But rates still lagging against the cancer-causing virus that's caused by sexual contact, CDC says

8/23/2017
Cyberbullying Weighs Heavily on Young People

Suicide attempts more common in both bullied and bulliers

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