Parenting Health News

Date Posted
Article Title
5/14/2004
Health Tip: Preemptive Weight Control

Fight obesity from the start

5/13/2004
Don't Worry When Kids Can't Size Things Up

Attempts to use toys that are too small part of normal development, study says

5/12/2004
Schools Struggle to Control Steroid Use

Scare tactics don't work, but peer-education programs offer hope

5/11/2004
Ear Infections May Raise Kids' Asthma Risk

Study suggests a link, especially in children with recurrent ear trouble

5/10/2004
Involving Fathers in Their Kid's Health

Report recommends how pediatricians can get dads in on the act

5/10/2004
5/9/2004
Fish Still a Good Health Bet

But pregnant women and children should limit their intake

5/7/2004
Prevnar Vaccine Protects Entire Families, Not Just Infants

But pediatricians are struggling to cope with a limited supply

5/6/2004
Health Tip: Food Sensitivities in Infants

Introduce new foods one at a time

5/6/2004
Health Tip: Recording Your Child's Development

It's more than a way to create memories

5/5/2004
Health Tip: Bathroom Safety

Accident prevention tips

5/3/2004
Health Tip: Laser Pointer Safety

Never look directly into the beam

5/3/2004
Making Sure Newborns Are Ready to Go Home

Medical guidelines set when it's safe for a baby to leave the hospital

5/3/2004
Spare the Rod, Spare the Child

White kids more likely to suffer ill effects of early spanking

5/1/2004
Injuries Can Bench the Kids of Summer

'Little League shoulder' and 'Little League elbow' deserve special attention

4/30/2004
More Kids Are Using Alternative Meds

Trend could lead to dangerous side effects, interactions, researchers say

4/30/2004
Building Defenses Against Allergies a Mixed Bag

Pets were good, but early infections were bad for boosting immune systems, study found

4/29/2004
Health Tip: Toxoplasmosis

Take care when cleaning cat's litter box

4/26/2004
Health Tip: Teenage Workers

Tasks they may not perform

4/23/2004
Athletic Injuries Shouldn't Be Kids' Stuff

Common-sense precautions can keep your child safe while playing sports

4/23/2004
Tune-ups for Two-Wheelers

A bike safety checklist

4/22/2004
Swimming Pool Safety

Rules you should follow

4/21/2004
Teen Shows: Prime Time for Alcohol Ads

The number of ads is up dramatically, often appearing on kids' favorite TV programs

4/19/2004
ATV Alert

Children under 16 shouldn't operate these vehicles

4/15/2004
Girl Chimps Get Ahead by Aping Mom

Likelier than males to be good at tasks through observation

4/14/2004
Priming Your Toddler for the Potty

Make sure she's ready

4/12/2004
Drinking Enough Water

Educate young sports enthusiasts about fluid intake

4/6/2004
Many Parents Flunk Car Safety When It Comes to Kids

The problem: They don't know how to properly use safety restraints

4/6/2004
The Young Vegetarian

Make sure your child's diet contains enough nutrients

4/6/2004
New-Parent Primer

How to survive the first few weeks

4/6/2004
Asthma and Exercise Can Go Hand-in-Hand

Yet too many parents keep their kids from needed physical activity

4/5/2004
Should Preteens Pump Iron?

Only if their bodies are ready

4/5/2004
Toddler TV Time May Shorten Attention Spans

Early exposure linked to focus problems by age 7, study finds

4/5/2004
ADHD Drugs May Slow Growth

While beneficial, stimulant medications may affect height -- at least temporarily

4/2/2004
Teens and Dieting a Losing Proposition

Experts urge lifestyle changes, not fad weight-loss plans

4/2/2004
Children and Emergencies

Teach your child what to do

4/2/2004
Saving Face

Avoiding facial injuries the goal of National Facial Protection Month

4/1/2004
Infant Safety

Avoid leaving your baby alone

4/1/2004
Home Trampolines

Pediatricians say they're a no-no

3/31/2004
Spotting Scoliosis

Learn how to recognize its signs

3/30/2004
Baby Brother Blues

How to help your older kids adjust

3/30/2004
Water Baby

Be cautious about child swimming programs

3/26/2004
Talk With Your Teens

Parents need to listen to their adolescents about drug use, other issues

3/24/2004
Standing Up to Bullies

Schools seek answers to practice that harms victims, abusers alike

3/22/2004
Parents' Smoking Raises Kids' Allergy Risk

Secondhand exposure may undermine anti-allergy benefits of pets

3/22/2004
Parental Support Has Lifelong Benefits

Well-loved kids better off mentally, physically as adults

3/18/2004
Teenage Alcohol Abuse

Here's how to spot it

3/17/2004
Soda Patrol

Take the fizz out of your child's habit

3/12/2004
Baby, You Light Up My Mind

Infant's face activates mother's emotion-processing brain region

3/10/2004
Grandmothers Key to Raising Children

New study sheds light on menopause and long life spans