Parenting Health News

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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

6/27/2016
Those Baby 'Milestones' May Have Longer-Term Importance

Early standing could signal better learning and memory skills in preschool years, research suggests

6/25/2016
Hovering Parents May Harm Kids

Study found too much pressure for good grades raised risk for anxiety, depression

6/23/2016
Guidelines Stop Heat Stroke Deaths in High School Athletes

Protocols help get students used to the heat during preseason practice

6/20/2016
Health Tip: Keep Kids Safe in a Bounce House

Make sure it's properly installed

6/16/2016
Baby Your Baby With Sunscreen

For starters, apply it at least 15 minutes before heading out, pediatrician advises

6/16/2016
Health Tip: Use Safety Belts Properly on Kids

When they've outgrown a booster, strap them in safely

6/15/2016
Pet Turtles Continue to Spread Salmonella

15 outbreaks in U.S. linked to the illegal reptiles

6/13/2016
Kids Gain From More 'Dad Time'

Pediatricians' report details the many benefits

6/13/2016
The Changing Face of Fatherhood

Kids' with involved dads reap big health rewards, according to new report.

6/13/2016
Childhood Sleep Guidelines Vary by Age

Right amount leads to better behavior, attention and memory, doctors say

6/11/2016
Essentials for Keeping Kids Safe This Summer

Expert shares tips for injury-free outdoor play

6/10/2016
Parents Often Using TVs, Tablets as 'Electronic Babysitters'

Study of 44 families found parent-child interaction rare during hours when preschoolers watched media

6/9/2016
Teen Smoking Down, E-Cigarette Use Up

CDC survey finds adolescents hear some health messages, but not all

6/9/2016
Health Tip: Recognizing Low Self-Esteem

Moodiness and making excuses are signs in children

6/9/2016
No Sex Please, I'm a Stressed New Mom

Study finds both partners struggle when mothers feel overwhelmed

6/8/2016
Parents: Stay Mum on Daughter's Weight

Girls who hear comments on size more likely to be overweight as adults, study finds

6/8/2016
Sound Sleep Elusive for Many Kids With ADHD

Those with the attention disorder sleep less, take longer to fall asleep at night, study finds

6/7/2016
Do Big Bottles Kickstart Infant Weight Issues?

Smaller baby bottles might help prevent early obesity in formula-fed infants, study suggests

6/6/2016
Pop Stars Often Hawk Unhealthy Foods to Kids: Study

Katy Perry, Justin Timberlake and others endorse sugary, less healthy fare, researchers say

6/4/2016
Overweight Kids Eat Only a Bit More Per Meal

Study finds difference is surprisingly small -- just 11 calories on average

6/3/2016
Health Tip: If Your Child Is Allergic to Dust

Suggestions for what to do at home

6/2/2016
'Hard' Tap Water Linked to Eczema in Babies

Skin condition seems more likely in areas with high mineral content in water, study finds

6/1/2016
Calling Your Kid 'Fat' Could Be Counterproductive

Mom and Dad often misjudge child's weight, studies find

5/31/2016
Baby's Early Walking May Mean Stronger Bones as Teen

Researchers say parents can help improve odds by practicing with toddlers at home

5/31/2016
Many Parents Ill-Informed About Kids' Asthma Meds

Only half surveyed knew what drugs were prescribed, how to use them

5/31/2016
Researchers Uncover Surprises About Celiac Disease

Immune condition most common among people descended from the Punjab region of India

5/31/2016
Money, Language Barriers Can Affect Kids' Brain Injury Care

Those on Medicaid have less access to necessary rehabilitation services, study says

5/31/2016
New Test Helps Identify Rare Genetic Diseases in Newborns

'Next-generation gene sequencing' could speed up the time to a diagnosis, study suggests

5/27/2016
Fewer Inhaled Steroids May Be OK for Asthmatic Children

Study suggests some kids don't need daily dosing, but one expert worries the strategy might have risks