Parenting Health News

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9/4/2014
Tips for Keeping Breast-Feeding Goals on Track

New moms can use encouragement, support, expert says

9/4/2014
Breast-Feeding May Help Obese Moms Lose Pregnancy Pounds

Positive effect wasn't seen in normal weight or overweight women, study found

9/3/2014
Music Lessons May Help Bridge 'Achievement Gap'

Two years of instruction was followed by brain changes in children, study found

9/3/2014
Health Tip: Get the Right Nutrients While Nursing

Beef up your diet for baby's health

9/2/2014
Booze, Pot Bad for Teens in Different Ways, Study Suggests

Drinking tied to unsafe driving, marijuana use linked to poorer academics, job performance

9/2/2014
More Evidence Breast-Feeding Lowers Child's Risk of Infections, Allergies

Human milk contains important immunological protection for children, study authors say

9/2/2014
Preterm or Small Birth Tied to Long-Term Risks to Heart, Brain

But researchers say exercise, education may help overcome deficiencies

9/1/2014
Family Meals May Defuse Cyberbullying's Impact, Study Says

Support, communication appear to be buffers

8/29/2014
Encouraging Your Baby's Babbling May Speed Language Development

Researchers found that when parents responded, infants began to form more complex sounds

8/29/2014
Scientists Find Differences in Brains of Those With Dyslexia

Scans showed less connectivity in regions linked to reading

8/29/2014
Health Tip: Teach Your Child to Read Food Labels

Have the child check each snack's nutrition

8/28/2014
Parents' Fights May Strain Bonds With Their Kids

On days that mom and dad argue, they treat their children differently, study finds

8/28/2014
Less Sleep in Teen Years Tied to More Pounds at 21

16-year-olds should get more than 8 hours of shuteye a night to help avoid obesity, research says

8/28/2014
Most U.S. Babies Get Their Vaccines: CDC

But booster shots and second doses lag for 2-year-olds, report finds

8/28/2014
Concussion Recovery Can Reverse After Return to Activity, Study Shows

Expert and researcher say the findings highlight need for slow return to playing field

8/27/2014
8/25/2014
Pediatricians Offer New Dental Recommendations

American Academy of Pediatrics urges fluoride use on first teeth to prevent decay

8/25/2014
Start School Later for Older Kids, Pediatricians Urge

Opening bell should be no earlier than 8:30, says Academy of Pediatrics

8/25/2014
8/24/2014
What Parents Need to Know About Sports Participation

Carefully assess the school's athletic program, expert advises

8/23/2014
Getting Back to School Sleep Schedules

Expert offers advice on how to help kids adjust to earlier bedtimes

8/22/2014
With Kids in School, Parents Can Work Out

Include exercise in your weekly calendar of commitments, fitness expert says

8/22/2014
Simple Steps Make Shots Less Scary for Kids, Nurse Says

Parents can help their children handle the sting of getting vaccinated

8/22/2014
Food Allergies More Common Among Inner City Kids, Study Finds

10 percent of children tracked had allergy to peanuts, eggs or milk

8/22/2014
College Prep 101

Expert offers tips on how to help students adjust to life on their own for the first time

8/21/2014
Racial Disparities in Breast-Feeding May Start With Hospitals, Study Suggests

Maternity care practices differ in neighborhoods with more black residents than average, CDC research finds

8/21/2014
Health Tip: When Your Child Is Afraid to Sleep

Understand what's behind the fear

8/21/2014
Health Tip: Help Keep Teen Drivers Safe

Frequently discuss auto safety

8/20/2014
Study Ties Colds, Flu to Rare Risk of Stroke in Kids

Cause seems related to inflammation of the arteries, researchers say

8/19/2014
For Kids, Risks of Parental Smoking Persist Long-Term, Study Finds

Increased odds for asthma seen into teen years

8/19/2014
When Parents Need Care, Daughters Carry the Burden: Study

Brothers often pass on responsibilities to sisters, research contends

8/19/2014
Health Tip: Teach Children Not to Waste Food

Make sure school lunch has food they'll eat

8/18/2014
Lunchbox Hygiene Helps Prevent Foodborne Illness, Expert Says

Pack a paper towel or wax paper so kids don't set food down on dirty tables

8/18/2014
Co-Workers Take Dim View of Women Who Seek Flex Time: Study

But men who seek time for kids are viewed positively, researchers find

8/18/2014
Childhood Mental Disability Rates Up, Study Finds

Largest increase reported among wealthier families

8/18/2014
Doctors ID New Ways to Get More Kids Vaccinated

Messages that focus on benefits to the child have the most impact, study finds

8/17/2014
Ease Kids Into School Sleep Schedules

Making the adjustment 'doesn't just happen overnight,' health expert says

8/16/2014
Settling Back-to-School Nerves

Expert offers parents tips on reducing anxieties, jitters for kids

8/15/2014
When Your Child Asks for Contact Lenses

Consider kid's maturity level before giving your answer, FDA says

8/15/2014
Expert Offers Backpack Safety Tips

When kids carry too much, muscle strains and back pain can occur

8/15/2014
Back-to-School Prep Includes Lice Review

Don't count on home remedies, experts say

8/15/2014
Health Tip: If Your Child is Having Nightmares

Keeping a sleep diary may help

8/14/2014
Tough Laws Continue to Target Tobacco Sales to Minors

Everyone in a community must work together to stop illegal sales, U.S. health official says

8/13/2014
Many Expectant Moms Don't Get Steroids That Protect Preterm Babies

Study shows only half of eligible women in lower-income countries receive helpful drug

8/13/2014
Fewer Unmarried Women Having Children, CDC Reports

Declines seen in every age group except for those over 35

8/12/2014
Preemies' Thinking Skills May Catch Up by Adolescence

Study hints at the importance of nutrition and a stimulating home environment

8/12/2014
Health Tip: School Bus Safety

Show the child how to board, exit

8/11/2014
Acidic Drinks Can Damage Kids' Teeth Permanently, Expert Warns

Some sodas, juices and sports drinks may harm young smiles

8/11/2014
Health Tip: Brush Up on Nutrition for Back to School

Start the year with a healthy eating plan

8/11/2014
Health Tip: Promoting Social Behavior in Toddlers

Support your child's development