Parenting Health News

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10/12/2004
Parents Affect Kids' Heart Disease Risk

Maternal smoking, lack of exercise just two of the factors

10/11/2004
Many Make Mistakes with Asthma Medication

Only half shake inhaler before use, study finds

10/8/2004
Infant Crying Can Trigger Abuse in Some Parents

Study says professional intervention can help

10/6/2004
Minority Boys Short on Sleep

They get least amount of slumber among kids aged 8 to 11

10/6/2004
Workplace Solvents Can Harm a Fetus

Subtle cognitive problems found in children of women exposed to the chemicals

10/4/2004
New Moms Who Smoke Have Colicky Babies

Tobacco toxins may affect a key digestive protein, study finds

10/4/2004
Home Nurses Help Newborns

They cut down on number of emergency room visits, rehospitalizations, study says

10/4/2004
Study: Food Restrictions on Kids Backfire

Those prone to obesity likelier to gain weight

10/3/2004
Flu Shots in Separate Seasons Still Protect Toddlers

Study finds one in spring, another in fall easier than two a month apart in fall

9/23/2004
Health Tip: Breast-feeding is Best

It helps ward off disease in baby, helps mom lose weight

9/22/2004
Father's Job Plays Role in Birth Defect Risk

Kids of clerical workers, craftsmen at higher risk

9/21/2004
ADHD Risk Jumps as Parental Education Level Drops

Study finds boys in particular affected by connection

9/20/2004
Child Abuse Leads to Adult Heart Disease

It adversely affects the body and mind, study finds

9/17/2004
Involved Dads Help Daughters' Development

They can influence choice of activities that shape personality

9/17/2004
Parents Shouldn't Play Favorites

Preferential treatment of certain children has negative effect on all kids, study says

9/16/2004
Despite Drop in Teen Drinking, Levels Are Still High

Nearly half of all 12th graders drink alcohol, new survey finds

9/15/2004
Confronting the Worst With a Dying Child

Many parents don't regret telling a child about impending death

9/10/2004
13 Percent of U.S. Children Have Chronic Health Needs

Those problems can place financial strain on families, study finds

9/10/2004
Teen Driver's License Ups Chances of Drug Abuse

Study finds being away from adult supervision can lead to trouble

9/7/2004
Many Teen Drug Treatment Programs Found Lacking

They're missing key components that make rehabilitation likely, study says

9/7/2004
Pediatricians Treating More Kids With Behavioral Problems

Yet they often don't feel qualified to do so, study finds

9/6/2004
Planning Ahead Helps Control Asthma in Children

Emergencies less likely if parents monitor symptoms steadily, study finds

9/4/2004
Families Should Get Fit Together

Experts urge 30 minutes of exercise a day

9/4/2004
Inhalant Abuse Rising Among Teens

'Huffing' paint thinner, aerosols kills more than 100 U.S. kids a year

9/1/2004
Preschoolers Are Eating Better -- and More

They're getting nutrients, but also more calories

8/30/2004
Want Your Kids to Cut Down on Colas?

Setting a good example should be your first move, experts say

8/29/2004
Beating Backpack Back Pain

Experts offer safety tips for kids returning to school

8/22/2004
Keep Your Kids Cavity-Free

Experts offer back-to-school advice on how to prevent tooth decay

8/20/2004
If It's Back to School, It's Also Vaccine Time

Experts say the shots are a crucial weapon against disease

8/20/2004
Breathing Easy When School Starts

Students need to avoid asthma and allergy triggers when they return to classes

8/18/2004
Women Who Care for Parents Face Poverty Risk

These caregivers more likely to have limited job opportunities

8/17/2004
Parents Miss Some Effective Asthma Steps

Many who try to get rid of allergens do the wrong things

8/17/2004
Strong Family Equals Strong Education

Single mothers, poverty were big factors in school performance

8/17/2004
Moms Slack Off on Sun Protection With Toddlers

Study finds more sunburns reported in second summer than in first

8/13/2004
Start Planning Healthy School Lunches Now

Expert offers advice on preparing healthy school lunches

8/12/2004
With School Ahead, Get Shots Behind You

Parents urged to get their kids up-to-date on immunizations

8/12/2004
Strong Storytelling Can Tally Up Math Skills

Kids who were good at the first at young age turned out to be good with numbers

8/6/2004
Expert Advice on ADHD a Phone Call Away

TV host Ty Pennington hosts call-in program on Aug. 9

8/6/2004
Family Meals Can Fortify Teens' Well-Being

Study found more time spent breaking bread meant less time in trouble

8/3/2004
Dads Play Key Role in Kids' Mental Health

Important when mother is suffering, study says

8/3/2004
Program Helps Teenage Kids of HIV Patients

Study: Counseling helps them do better as young adults

8/3/2004
Health Tip: Be a Good Sport

Show good sportsmanship at your child's games

7/29/2004
Kids Without Siblings Lack Social Skills: Study

Have more trouble getting along with no brothers or sisters

7/23/2004
Health Tip: Sibling Rivalry

Here's how to deal with the bickering

7/20/2004
When Your Child Struggles With Sleeplessness

Parents can take simple steps to correct the problem

7/16/2004
Teen Birth Rate Hits Record Low

But obesity is a growing concern, report on U.S. children says

7/15/2004
Health Tips: Safe Skateboarding

How to avoid injuries

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
Family Influences Weight

Obese parents increase risk that children will be overweight