Parenting Health News

Date Posted
Article Title
6/21/2004
Health Tip: Baby's First Solids

Start with rice cereal

6/15/2004
Health Tip: Pacifier Practice

Control when and how often your baby sucks on a soother

6/15/2004
Health Tip: Asthma Action Plan for Camp

Make an emergency list for counselors

6/12/2004
Men Have Biological Clocks, Too

But experts differ on just when the 'alarm' sounds

6/9/2004
Health Tip: Soothing the Shot

Making injections tolerable for kids

6/9/2004
Health Tip: Swimmer's Ear

Avoid going in the water until the pain subsides

6/8/2004
Girls Fight Differently Than Boys

Retaliation often a factor in preteen girl violence, study finds

6/7/2004
PC-Savvy Toddlers Leap Ahead in Learning

They score better on IQ, school readiness tests

6/4/2004
Many Parents Are Blind to Their Kids' Weight Problems

And those overweight children are at risk of diabetes, new research says

6/4/2004
Parents Think Too Many Teens Get Antidepressants

But poll finds many are concerned about depression among adolescents

6/3/2004
Health Tip: New Baby, Jealous Sibling

Prepare your older child in advance

6/2/2004
Health Tip: Teen Smokers

Some facts you should know

6/2/2004
Black Children Lag on Vaccines

White, Latino and Asian kids vaccinated at same rate

6/1/2004
Getting Your Kids to Crack the Books

Homework advice for parents

6/1/2004
5/31/2004
Kids' Use of Bike Helmets, Seatbelts Less Than Parents Think

Study of fourth and fifth graders shows gap between reality and perception.

5/31/2004
Health Tip: Kids in Hot Parked Cars

They can overheat very quickly

5/29/2004
Keep Kids' Tooth Decay at Bay

Eating breakfast, plenty of fruits and veggies can reduce risks

5/28/2004
Health Tip: Pet Benefits

They can help teach children responsibility

5/28/2004
Make Swimming a Safety Sport for Kids

Advice on how to make sure your children don't drown

5/27/2004
Health Tip: Fiber Facts

How much should kids be getting?

5/26/2004
Alcoholic Stepfathers Spell Trouble for Girls

The girls face higher risk of behavioral problems than boys in same setting

5/24/2004
Asthma Medication Cuts Kids' ER Visits

Inhaled corticosteroid reduced hospital trips by 29 percent

5/21/2004
Health Tip: School Testing Season

How to keep your child's mind sharp

5/18/2004
Health Tip: Video Game Ratings

What does each one mean?

5/14/2004
Breast-Feeding May Protect Against Heart Disease

Study finds lower cholesterol levels in teens who were breastfed as infants

5/14/2004
Health Tip: Countdown to Childbirth

Signs you're approaching labor

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