Parenting Health News

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11/2/2016
Lazy Summer Days Mean Weight Gain for Young Kids

Children from kindergarten through second grade put on weight when school's out, study found

11/2/2016
11/1/2016
DNA May Influence Your Reproductive Decisions

Age of first childbirth involves more than just personal choice, study suggests

10/31/2016
Smartphones, Tablets Keep Kids Buzzing at Bedtime

Children with access to these devices don't get enough sleep, study finds

10/31/2016
10/28/2016
Health Tip: Dress Kids in Safe Costumes

Tips for a happier Halloween

10/27/2016
Kids With Gay or Lesbian Parents Do Just Fine: Study

Study finds no differences between children of gay, lesbian or heterosexual couples

10/26/2016
Parent-Led Autism Therapy Shows Lasting Benefits

Early intervention reduced symptom severity years later, study finds

10/26/2016
Health Tip: Pay Attention on Halloween

Safety tips for walking trick-or-treaters

10/25/2016
More Airline Injuries to Tots on Laps

Reported mishaps include falls and burns from spilled hot drinks, study finds

10/24/2016
Health Tip: Six Dangerous Driving Habits

Things teens should avoid

10/24/2016
Brain Changes Seen in Kids After One Season of Football

Not yet clear if those changes are lasting or meaningful

10/21/2016
More Kids and Teens Heading to ER With Headaches

Study finds hospital admissions for head pain also up; reasons are unclear

10/21/2016
Bullied Teen's Suicide Didn't Spur Copycat Attempts: Study

Canadian case was highly publicized on social media, researchers report

10/21/2016
1 in 3 Young Athletes With Concussion Returns to Play on Same Day

But, medical recommendation is to stay out of game after head injury

10/21/2016
Kids' Media Time Adds Up, Subtracts From Homework

Interest in learning new things also shrinks with greater screen time, pediatricians find

10/21/2016
Be Aware of What You Share Online About Your Kids

New review offers parents advice on how to be more careful with postings that could affect their children

10/21/2016
Pediatricians: Kids Need 'Media Use Plan' From Parents

Suggestions include no screen time for those under 18 months, not using media as 'soothing tool'

10/21/2016
Screen Time and Children

The American Academy of Pediatrics Releases New Recommendations for Media Use by Kids.

10/21/2016
10/20/2016
Top 3 Mistakes Teen Drivers Make

Parents don't emphasize safety enough, experts say

10/18/2016
Expecting Twins or Triplets? What You Should Know Before They Arrive

They're double or triple the fun -- and the work -- but having a game plan helps, pediatricians say

10/17/2016
Obesity More Common Among Teens With Autism: Study

Addressing problem behaviors with food or TV may combat excess weight, researchers suggest

10/17/2016
Foster Kids Face Higher Risk of Health Problems: Study

They were even more vulnerable than children in low-income, single-parent families

10/17/2016
How to Help a Child Who's Cyberbullied

Expert shares common-sense tips for parents

10/17/2016
Technology and Parenting

Mobile technology may be causing conflict between parents and children, new study finds.

10/17/2016
10/14/2016
Texting While Parenting: A 21st Century Trap

Smartphones can get in the way of family life, and stress is the result, study finds

10/13/2016
How to Prepare Your Child for a New Brother or Sister

Children's reactions to family changes depend on their age, pediatric experts advise

10/12/2016
Why Parenting May Be More Stressful for Mom

Mothers are often doing household chores, but dads get more play time with the kids, study finds

10/10/2016
6 Keys to a Safe, Allergy-Free Halloween

These tips can ease parents' worries and help kids with food allergies or asthma enjoy the holiday

10/7/2016
How 'Mindful Eating' Can Keep Kids Slim

Step one, pediatrician says, is to examine emotional connection to food

10/7/2016
Most Low-Income Dads Stay Involved With Their Kids: Study

Working hours may limit parent-child time, but these men aren't 'deadbeat dads,' research finds

10/5/2016
Measles Outbreak Among Amish Highlights Need for Vaccinations

Nearly all who were infected had not been vaccinated, researchers say

10/5/2016
How One Clinic Got a Big Boost in HPV Vaccination Rates

The cervical cancer vaccine was treated as just another scheduled shot

10/5/2016
Health Tip: When Your Child Rides With Someone Else

Suggestions to keep the youngster safe

10/5/2016
Many Parents Think a Flu Shot Is Unnecessary

Study reveals other reasons for not getting kids vaccinated

10/4/2016
Pre-K Program Helps Low-Income Kids Succeed in School

Family-centered intervention counters stresses of poverty, researchers say

10/3/2016
Health Tip: Using Meds for Kids

Make sure you know possible side effects

10/1/2016
Scare Up Some Halloween Safety

Teach kids not to look at phone while walking, and to make eye contact with drivers when crossing street

9/30/2016
A Doctor's Words Key to Whether Child Gets HPV Vaccine

Parents most receptive to messages about the shot's effectiveness, safety and the cancers it prevents, study finds

9/28/2016
Health Tip: Let Kids Make Breakfast

Here are some healthy options

9/26/2016
Eliminate Sweetened Drinks, Cut Kids' Sugar Intake

Average U.S. child consumes about 80 grams daily, nutritionist says, putting health at risk

9/26/2016
9/23/2016
Gardening May Give Kids' Diets a Boost

Those who gardened ate more fruits, veggies by the time they were in college, study shows

9/23/2016
Tips for Avoiding Back-to-School Germs, Illnesses

If kids do get sick, make sure they're fever-free for 24 hours before returning to class

9/23/2016
9/22/2016
Smoking Losing Its Cool With Kids, CDC Says

Fewer teens are smoking or showing interest in cigarettes and cigars, but e-cigs a concern

9/22/2016
Health Tip: Kids Should Learn Microwave Safety

Here's what they need to know

9/21/2016
Cat Scratch Can Sometimes Lead to Serious Illness: CDC

But there's no need to banish your feline friend -- just send fleas packing instead