Parenting Health News

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8/19/2016
Think Safety When Picking, Packing School Backpacks

Heavy, unbalanced loads can cause injury that is easy to avoid, experts say

8/19/2016
Does Your Child Need Eyeglasses?

Kids' eye problems often go undetected. Here's what to look for

8/19/2016
Kitchen Cooking Burns a Real Danger for Kids

Establish a 'no kid' zone in part of your kitchen to keep little ones safe

8/19/2016
8/18/2016
Peanut Allergy Treatment: The Earlier in Childhood, the Better

Exposure therapy for infants and toddlers leaves 4 out of 5 'desensitized,' study finds

8/17/2016
7 Ways to Avoid Serious Injury From School Sports

Know how to reduce the risk of getting hurt so you'll be able to help your team compete

8/17/2016
Child Dies in Hot Car Almost Once a Week

Safe Kids Worldwide says little ones' bodies heat up much faster than adults

8/17/2016
2 Kids an Hour Hurt in Strollers, Infant Carriers

About one-third of these were more serious injuries, study finds

8/17/2016
8/15/2016
Babies Often Put to Sleep in Unsafe Positions

About 3,500 U.S. infants still succumb to sudden infant death syndrome each year: CDC

8/15/2016
Babies Still At Risk for SIDS

A video study shows that parents, even when being recorded, are still putting babies in unsafe sleeping environments

8/12/2016
Keep Your Kids Active and Injury-Free

What you should know before children participate in youth sports

8/12/2016
Sending Kids Off to College Doesn't Have to Be Tearful

Discuss money, expectations beforehand, then let go, experts say

8/12/2016
Health Tip: Locking Your Child in a Hot Car

Remind yourself of the dangers

8/9/2016
Adults Hold Key to Preventing Kids' Drownings

Even when lifeguard is present, parents need to keep constant watch when children are near water

8/5/2016
Mental Illness May Make Teens Vulnerable to Drugs, Alcohol

Brazilian study found half of those who smoked, drank, did pot had symptoms of psychological disorders

8/5/2016
Brief Return of Concussion Symptoms Normal Part of Recovery: Study

It's not a setback, pediatric specialist says

8/5/2016
Health Tip: Limit Kids' Exposure to 'Virtual Violence'

Shows and games don't have to be violent

8/1/2016
4 Out of 5 Kids With Epilepsy Have Other Health Problems: Study

Digestive disorders, headaches, attention-deficit disorder among the common issues

8/1/2016
Health Tip: Protect Kids During Summer

Here's what parents can do

7/30/2016
Summer Days Shouldn't Be Lazy for Kids

Physical education expert says children should stay active during school vacation

7/27/2016
E-Cig Liquid Nicotine Containers Often Mislabeled

Also, many aren't child-resistant, which poses a risk to youngsters

7/26/2016
Health Tip: Soothe Baby's Cradle Cap

Suggestions for treating flakes and itch

7/25/2016
Edible Pot Sends Toddlers to Colorado ERs

Cannabis-laced candy, baked goods look irresistible to kids, doctors warn

7/25/2016
Health Tip: Taming Your Toddler's Aggression

Suggestions for a calmer child

7/22/2016
Health Tip: Help Your Underweight Child Gain Safely

Nutritious foods can help add a few pounds

7/21/2016
3 in 4 Youngsters Exposed to Laundry Pod Detergent Suffer Poisoning

Hospitalizations 4 times more common with pods compared to other detergents, study finds

7/21/2016
Helping a Child Manage a Chronic Illness

Feeling they have control over their health helps, researchers say

7/21/2016
Noisy Homes Can Slow a Toddler's Vocabulary

Limit background chatter when teaching new words, study says

7/20/2016
Health Tip: Kids Should Wear Life Jackets

Suggestions that could save a life

7/18/2016
Limit Kids' Exposure to Media Violence, Pediatricians Say

Parents need to tighten the reins, while media needs to stop glorifying aggression, statement says

7/15/2016
Anesthesia Safe for Kids, Doctors' Group Says

But concerns, child's health history should be discussed with anesthesiologists before surgery

7/15/2016
Making Sense of Senseless Violence

Expert advice to help you -- and kids -- cope with the seemingly unending string of catastrophes

7/15/2016
Heavy Moms Likelier to Pile Food on Kids' Plates: Study

Researcher suggests parents serve normal portions and let kids ask for more if they don't feel full

7/15/2016
Health Tip: Watch Children Near Pool Drains

Suggestions to help keep them safe

7/14/2016
Is Swimming Safe in Areas With the Freshwater 'Brain-Eating' Amoeba?

No need to avoid lakes and rivers -- disease experts say infection is exceedingly rare

7/14/2016
Early Bedtime for Preschoolers, Healthier Weight Later?

Getting shuteye by 8 p.m. appeared linked with lower obesity risk as teens, researchers say

7/14/2016
Health Tip: When Potty Training Doesn't Go Well

Figure out what's causing the problem

7/11/2016
Allergies Less Common in Kids Who Suck Thumb, Bite Nails

Findings boost 'hygiene hypothesis,' study authors suggest

7/8/2016
Obese Preschoolers More Likely to Be Hospitalized

Study also found health care costs about 60 percent higher for these kids

7/8/2016
Health Tip: Keep Lead From Your Home

Take steps to protect your family

7/7/2016
Health Tip: Protect Your Child's Sandbox

Things to help prevent contamination

7/5/2016
Toys Remain Viral Playground for 24 Hours

Kids can get exposed in common play areas, like doctors' offices, researchers warn

7/5/2016
Junk Food Ads Sway Kids' Preferences

Children under 8 most vulnerable to marketing's effects, study says

7/1/2016
Family Key to Helping Teens Avoid Obesity

Good relationship with parents, especially between fathers and sons, fosters healthy habits, study finds

6/30/2016
Health Tip: Choosing the Right Potty Seat

Make sure your child feels comfortable

6/29/2016
Stay Alert for Child Drowning Dangers This Summer

More than half of victims are under 5, but older kids and teens still at risk

6/29/2016
Allergists: Daily Bath OK for Kids With Eczema

The key is immediately following tub time with moisturizer

6/29/2016
Not Kidding: Childless Couples Happier

Lack of standard paid leave in U.S. takes toll on parents' well-being, study finds

6/28/2016
Health Tip: Toddlers Should Get Vitamins From Diet

How to get what young children need