Parenting Health News

Date Posted
Article Title
2/11/2005
Timely Tips for Teens and Their Teeth

Experts say too many teens neglect their smile

2/10/2005
Babies Learn Words Long Before Speaking

In study, 9-month-olds correctly matched up words with pictures

2/10/2005
Mouse Allergen Ups Asthma Risk in Inner-City Homes

High levels of allergen in 84 percent of kids' bedrooms, study finds

2/8/2005
Depressed Moms Raise Risk for Kids' Behavioral Woes

Depression during toddler years linked to antisocial tendencies

2/8/2005
Health Tip: Detecting Ear Infections in Children

Stop, look and listen for these signals

2/7/2005
Focus on Boys' Height May Miss Illness in Girls

Doctors see twice as many short-statured boys as girls, study finds

2/7/2005
Sweet Gene Steers Kids Away From Vegetables

Bitter-tasting foods a tough, but necessary, sell for these youngsters

2/3/2005
Friday Means Free Dental Care for Needy Kids

ADA's 'Give Kids A Smile' day involves dentists nationwide

1/28/2005
Parents' Smoking Can Kill Children Years Later

Secondhand smoke in home linked to adult lung cancer

1/27/2005
1/21/2005
Maternal Study Finds Small Divide Between Adults, Teens

Younger moms focus more on basic needs with babies, study finds

1/19/2005
Health Tip: Brush Your Baby's Teeth

Suggestions to help infants and older toddlers

1/18/2005
Collaborative Care Helps Combat Teen Depression

New approach led to more mental health care and less severe symptoms, study finds

1/18/2005
Treating Sleep Apnea in Children Improves Behavioral Problems

Tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy provided significant benefits, study finds

1/14/2005
High Blood Pressure: The New Childhood Scourge

Overweight kids face risk of heart disease as adults

1/12/2005
Health Tip: Safe Cleaning

Household chemicals can be deadly to kids, pets

1/5/2005
Doctors Criticized For Way They Deliver Down Syndrome Diagnosis

Some mothers call physicians insensitive when breaking the news, survey finds

1/4/2005
Early Intervention Helps At-Risk Kids Become Better Adults

Impulse control program, coupled with parental support, worked in grade school

1/4/2005
Passive Smoke Lowers Kids' Test Scores

Study finds more exposure means poorer grades

12/29/2004
Health Tip: Teach Your Child to Eat Well

Suggestions to make mealtime more fun

12/28/2004
Ear Infection? Antibiotics May Not Be the Best Choice

Under new guidelines, controlling pain may be preferred course for some children

12/25/2004
Wintertime No Holiday for Allergy-Prone Kids

More time indoors spells trouble; simple steps can help

12/22/2004
Health Tip: Spinal Curve?

It could be scoliosis

12/21/2004
Health Tip: Recognizing Attention-Deficit Disorder

Is it ADHD or just childhood exuberance?

12/17/2004
Health Tip: Save Your Kids' Smiles

Make sure they brush and floss after holiday goodies

12/16/2004
U.S. to Launch Massive Study Into Children's Health

One major goal: To determine risk factors posed by the environment

12/14/2004
Rated G for Gunplay

Firearms common in kids' movies, but consequences aren't

12/14/2004
Health Tip: Get Thy Baby to a Dentist

Infants need checkups, too

12/13/2004
Imaginary Companions Can Be Child's Fast Friends

Such characters are milestone in development, study says

12/10/2004
Kids Should Watch Calories During Holidays, Too

Parents need to control their children's eating during festivities

12/9/2004
Keep the Holidays Safe for Kids

Expert offers tips on fire safety, food allergies, choking hazards

12/8/2004
Pediatricians Strengthen Warning on Air Pollution's Effects

Goal is to inform physicians and provide guidance to government officials

12/8/2004
Obesity Among Low-Income Kids on the Rise

Researchers say trend is part of national problem

12/6/2004
Should TV Ads on Sports Shows Carry a 'PG' Rating?

Study finds many commercials are laced with violence

12/2/2004
Experimental Diaries Give Insight Into Well-Being

Find that daily activites strongly affect quality of life

11/26/2004
Raising Grandkids Stresses Grandmothers

But most say benefits for family make it worth it

11/26/2004
Health Tip: Better Breast Milk

Some dietary guidelines

11/25/2004
It's Never Too Early to Teach Kids the Activity Habit

Parents should instill love of movement beginning in infancy, experts say

11/23/2004
Trouble at Home, School Hurts Kids' Coping Skills

Even confident, achieving teens can fail to thrive, study finds

11/17/2004
Premature Birth Linked to Insulin Resistance

Study suggests metabolic processes may be programmed during pregnancy

11/16/2004
Low-Income Dads Key to Child's Development

Supportive dads help children achieve despite poverty, study finds

11/15/2004
Social Support Systems Help Abused Children

A stable environment protects against depression, study says

11/15/2004
Triplets Strain Parental Bond

Stress affects development of infants, researchers say

11/15/2004
Teens With Same-Sex Parents Well-Adjusted

Study: Those with two moms live as normally as their peers

11/15/2004
Drinking During Pregnancy Can Lower Baby's IQ

Infants don't have to have fetal alcohol syndrome to suffer effects, study finds

11/11/2004
Identifying Sperm Donors Doesn't Cause Problems

Kids want to meet father, but aren't confused about parentage

11/9/2004
Health Tip: Buy Safe Toys

Suggestions for a safer holiday

11/3/2004
A Small Triumph Over a Mental Illness

Mother's book chronicles her daughter's struggle with bipolar disorder

11/1/2004
Breast-feeding Moms Less Likely to Restrict Food Later

Study may explain why breast-feeding appears to reduce childhood obesity

11/1/2004
Some Immigrant Mothers Need Child-Development Education

Could help with speech, hearing problems, experts say