Parenting Health News

Date Posted
Article Title
7/13/2004
Home Smoking Bans Don't Always Hold

Disagreement can abound if smoker lives there, study finds

7/11/2004
Keep Baby Safe in the Sun

Delicate skin can be quick to burn

7/9/2004
Health Tip: When It's Nyet to Napping

How to get your toddler to cooperate

7/9/2004
Family Influences Weight

Obese parents increase risk that children will be overweight

7/8/2004
Health Tip: Teething Troubles

How to soothe your tot's gums

7/7/2004
Strong Parenting Cuts STDs in Black Teen Girls

Lower rates of gonorrhea and chylamydia among these adolescents

7/7/2004
7/6/2004
R-Rated Movies Tied to Teen Smoking

Kids who are allowed to watch such films more likely to start

7/6/2004
Cough Syrup Doesn't Help Kids -- or Parents

Study finds OTC products don't help either sleep

7/6/2004
Violent TV Sneaks Past Parental Control

Most limit kids' viewing, but images make it through anyway

7/2/2004
Don't Become a Fireworks Statistic This Year

Thousands of Americans are injured annually in backyard accidents

7/2/2004
Health Tip: Skateboarding Savvy

Some safety pointers

7/1/2004
Health Tip: Pacifier Safety

Use one-piece soothers only

6/27/2004
Beyond the Baby Blues

Postpartum depression strikes more than 10% of new mothers

6/25/2004
Popular Program Fails to Prevent Child Abuse

Study calls for better training of professionals who visit homes

6/25/2004
Health Tip: Remembering DEETails

Precautions for insect repellant use

6/25/2004
Health Tip: Overnight Camp

How to prepare for leaving home

6/23/2004
Teens Skilled at Manipulating Divorced Parents

They often play one parent off against the other, study finds

6/22/2004
Health Tip: Knuckle Cracking

What harm can it do?

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