Parenting Health News

Date Posted
Article Title
8/28/2003
Young Students Need More Bathroom Breaks

Their bladders aren't developed enough to handle restricted access

8/28/2003
Take a Load Off Your Kids

How to choose the right backpack

8/27/2003
Girls Miss Friends When They Head to College

Female freshmen affected by 'friendsickness'

8/25/2003
ADHD Help Just a Call Away

Experts answer questions during national phone-in program

8/25/2003
School-Day Checklist

As the first day nears

8/21/2003
First School Day Fears

Let your child know anxiety is normal

8/19/2003
Good Students Get the Jitters, Too

Perfectionism can cause anxiety in those who excel in school

8/15/2003
Bedtime Battles

Stick to a nightly ritual

8/13/2003
When Your Teen is College Bound

Expect to experience separation anxiety

8/12/2003
Play It Safe During Family Visits

Grandparents need to make sure kids can't find dangerous medications

8/7/2003
Breast Is Best -- for Baby and Mom

The health benefits can last a lifetime

8/5/2003
Stressing Out at the Start of School

Tips for parents on helping relieve children's anxiety

8/1/2003
Hepatitis C Drug for Children

Tames pediatric liver disease

7/30/2003
Sleepless in the Nursery

Let your baby fall asleep in the crib

7/22/2003
Combination Ear Infection Drug OK'd

For swimmer's ear and other ills

7/21/2003
More Hours in Day Care, More Behavior Problems Later

But simple measures can correct matters, researchers and experts say

7/18/2003
Nurturing Young Extends Life

New evolutionary theory of aging for humans

7/17/2003
Socializing Paves Way for Multilingual Kids

Infants who interact with people who speak different language primed for learning

7/15/2003
Kids' Bike Shopping

Hold off on a two-wheeler until your child is ready

7/15/2003
Movies Spur Teen Smoking

Study advises pediatricians to urge parents to screen flicks

7/9/2003
Child-Friendly Bug Repellant

Apply it to your own hands first

7/8/2003
Moving After Divorce Damages Kids

If parent who has custody moves to another city, children suffer

7/8/2003
The Truth About Marijuana

Share these facts with your teens

7/8/2003
Children's Choking Hazards

Cut up foods that are easy to choke on

7/7/2003
'Back to Sleep' Campaign has Curious Side Effect

Some infants develop temporarily misshapen skulls

7/4/2003
Coach's Corner

Keep your little league team healthy

7/2/2003
Sucking Satisfaction

Offer your baby a pacifier

6/30/2003
Street Smarts

Teach your kids road safety

6/24/2003
Drowning Alert

Pool safety tips

6/23/2003
Bowed Legs Among Newborns

They usually correct themselves

6/20/2003
Firearm Safety

Here are risk factors for an accidental shooting

6/19/2003
Air Bag Safety

Side air bags can be dangerous for kids

6/18/2003
Burping Baby

Pat your infant gently on the back

6/12/2003
No Life-Changing Experience

Getting a driver's license isn't monumental

6/11/2003
Overweight Kids Don't See the Problem

Their parents also don't view the excess weight as a health issue

6/8/2003
Childhood Sunburn Can Lead to Skin Cancer Later

Parents need to slather sunscreen on their kids before they head outside

6/6/2003
A Sound to Remember

The answer in a heartbeat

6/2/2003
A Parents' Guide to Childhood Hazards

New study details health threats to young children

5/27/2003
Setting an Example by Kicking the Habit

Parents who stop smoking reduce their children's risk of smoking

5/27/2003
Sunburn by Gender

Moms are better at preventing the 'ouch'

5/23/2003
Dark Thoughts About Baby Plague New Parents

Fathers are affected too, a new study shows

5/22/2003
How Infants Say 'Ouch'

Look for specific finger or leg movements

5/19/2003
Eat As I Eat

Parents are important role models for children's culinary habits

5/19/2003
Lullaby for Trouble

Coaxing your child to sleep isn't a good idea

5/15/2003
Soothing Mom When Baby Can't Be Soothed

Breathing teddy bears soothe mothers more than their babies, study finds

5/12/2003
More Reasons for Baby to Sleep on Her Back

Fewer fevers, stuffy noses and ear infections

5/12/2003
Irreplaceable Mom?

The blanket truth

5/10/2003
Kids Who Lost Parent in 9/11 Attacks Still Suffer

Among young children, separation anxiety and withdrawal was common, study finds

5/8/2003
Changing Schools Tough on Kids

Frequent switches can cause behavioral problems, study finds

5/7/2003
Home Not Always a Safe Haven for Children

It's the single most common location for injuries, study finds