Parenting Health News

Date Posted
Article Title
2/16/2004
Diaper Rash

Apply ointment containing zinc oxide

2/16/2004
If Parents Smoke

Minimize your kids' exposure

2/13/2004
Identity Tags for Helmets

They can help in an emergency

2/13/2004
Breastfeeding and Alcohol

A bad combination

2/11/2004
Dental Care: A Lesson Best Learned Early in Life

Children's teeth should be brushed as soon as they appear

2/11/2004
A Mother Learns About Kids and Tooth Decay the Hard Way

At age 4, her son needed $3,000 in dental work

2/9/2004
Children and Divorce

Avoid using your kids as go-betweens

2/6/2004
Birthing Pools

They may reduce labor pains

2/6/2004
A Newborn's Night Routine

He'll usually sleep through at six months

2/3/2004
Sledding Safety

Kids should wear helmets

2/3/2004
Breast-feeding Produces Trimmer Kids

The finding holds true for non-Hispanic white children

2/2/2004
Program Keeps Kids Away From TV

Key is finding other things for them to do, study finds

2/2/2004
Detect Vision Problems Early

Some children are more at risk

1/30/2004
How Sick Is Too Sick for School?

Common sense and some simple guidelines can help parents make the call

1/29/2004
Toothbrush Care

Change it every three months

1/28/2004
Stroller Safety

Avoid hanging shopping bags over the handles

1/27/2004
Out in the Cold

Dress kids in layers

1/23/2004
Healthy Habits Big Part of Home Schooling

Survey finds many parents who teach at home skip sexual health, however

1/22/2004
Oral Piercing

Know the risks involved

1/19/2004
The Sense Behind Security Blankets

They relieve separation anxiety

1/15/2004
New Study Reinforces SIDS Prevention Guidelines

Maternal smoking, sleeping face down can be deadly

1/15/2004
If a Playmate Bites Your Child

Watch for swelling and redness

1/13/2004
Choking and Children

Tips for preventing airway obstruction

1/9/2004
Docs Say They're Ill Prepared to Spot Mental Problems in Teens

Half don't ask their young patients about their well-being

1/9/2004
Pre-Empting Teen Smoking

Prevent it before they start

1/8/2004
Kids and Computer Strain

Teach them correct posture

1/6/2004
Child Biting

Tips to help your toddler stop

1/5/2004
Paintball: More Dangerous Than Meets the Eye

Study finds game can cause serious vision problems, even blindness

1/5/2004
Broken Bone?

What to do if you suspect a break

1/2/2004
Growing Pains

Massage the area that hurts

12/31/2003
Winter Months Increase SIDS Risk

Don't use too many blankets, doctors warn

12/31/2003
When School-Age Kids Need Surgery

Prepare them a week ahead

12/30/2003
When Babies Get the Blues

Even infants can have emotional problems, but TLC is the best medicine

12/30/2003
Picky Eater

How to encourage a heartier appetite

12/29/2003
Young Flu Blues

How to soothe your child's distress

12/25/2003
Gum Disease in Kids

Watch out for plaque

12/25/2003
Shy Teens

Tips for overcoming timidity

12/24/2003
Keep Kids Safe During the Holidays

Experts offer tips for protecting children

12/23/2003
Prevent Chipped Teeth

Some precautions for young children

12/16/2003
'Healthy Steps' Puts Parents on Path to Better Child-Rearing

The program emphasizes greater access to health-care professionals

12/12/2003
Safe Toys Make for Happy Holidays

Inappropriate gifts can lead straight to the emergency room

12/12/2003
A Toy Story With a Twist

Consumer Product Safety Commission expert checks to make sure toys are kid-friendly

12/12/2003
When Toddlers Need Surgery

Prepare them a day in advance

12/9/2003
Childhood Vaccines Are Safe

Even preservatives that are used pose no threat, study says

12/9/2003
Bath For Baby

Tips for the tub

12/9/2003
Alcoholism Runs in the Family

Home environment an important factor in risk of developing alcoholic disorders

12/8/2003
Bullies Rule the School

And their victims suffer in silence, study finds

12/8/2003
Extreme Exercise

How to tell if your teen is overdoing it

12/8/2003
More TV Time for Teens Means Fewer Fruits, Vegetables

The more hours they watch, the worse their diet, study finds

12/5/2003
China's Gender Imbalance

Study suggests one child per family rule is leading to abortions of female fetuses