Parenting Health News

Date Posted
Article Title
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

3/8/2004
Losing a Child Increases MS Risk

Such parents are 50 percent more likely to develop the disease

3/6/2004
Extroverts Balance Work, Family Better

Study finds they make more positive connections between the two

3/5/2004
Teens Gain Weight When They're Irate

When in a sour mood, they turn to food, study says

3/5/2004
Blocked Sinuses

Treatment can avert a full-blown infection

3/5/2004
Spring Break

Safety issues to discuss with your child

3/5/2004
Teen Weight Gain Surpasses Previous Generation

And the fatter the kids, the less physically fit they are

3/4/2004
Male Puberty

What your child can expect

3/3/2004
Dad's Work Cuts Into His Role in Kid's Health Care

Study finds it's the biggest barrier to fathers attending doctor visits

3/2/2004
Iron Deficiency Anemia

Some treatment tips

3/1/2004
Toddlers Face Injury Risk in Shield-Type Car Seats

Experts urge parents to stick to strap-in models instead

3/1/2004
Diaper Duty

Marks on your baby's skin mean the diaper is too tight

2/27/2004
The Smoky Silver Screen

Despite decline in tobacco use, movies as smoke-filled as in the 1950s

2/27/2004
Kids' Cuisine is Far From Lean

Chain restaurants serve fare loaded with fat, report contends

2/26/2004
TV Ads Add Pounds to Our Kids

Report says children are bombarded with commercials for junk food

2/26/2004
For Teens, It's Often Not Just Rewards

Research may explain typical adolescent risk-taking

2/25/2004
Secondhand Smoke Can Hide in Your Home

Dust on furniture surfaces a hidden source of contaminants

2/24/2004
More Kids, More Pounds for Parents

The more children a couple has, the greater the weight gain for Mom and Dad

2/23/2004
Swollen Glands

They often signal infection

2/20/2004
What's Happening to My Body?

Tell your daughter what to expect during puberty

2/20/2004
Maternal Smoking Damages Children in Many Ways

It affects kids' breathing and tendency to start smoking or have trouble quitting

2/18/2004
Grieving Children

Signs your child may need help

2/17/2004
Teen Video Game Packages Don't Tell All

Study finds some contain more sex, violence than what's listed

2/16/2004
Diaper Rash

Apply ointment containing zinc oxide