Parenting Health News

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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

8/9/2014
Expert Offers Safe Splinter Removal Tips

Going barefoot in the summer increases risk of problems, doctor says

8/8/2014
Poorly Packed Lunches Can Cause Food Poisoning

Health officials share tips for keeping perishables safe

8/8/2014
Distracted Teen Drivers Often on Cellphone With Parent: Study

Survey also finds that many text mom and dad from behind the wheel

8/8/2014
Health Tip: Being Healthy Parents

Find time to be together

8/7/2014
Fitness May Help Ward Off Depression in Girls

Being in good physical condition likely to help boys avoid the blues too, expert says

8/7/2014
Health Tip: Reading Out Loud With Your Child

It helps improve self-esteem

8/5/2014
Hot Cars Can Quickly Prove Deadly for Kids

Expert offers tips on protecting small passengers from heat-related tragedies

8/5/2014
Health Tip: Avoiding Parental Burnout

What you can do to deal with stress

8/4/2014
Preschoolers Can Suffer From Depression, Too

Study finds that these kids may be plagued by the condition throughout childhood

8/4/2014
When Colds, Flu Lead to Complications in Kids

About a third of children admitted to hospital for these infections develop respiratory issues, study finds

8/4/2014
Could a Little Video Game Play Be Good for Kids?

Study found children who played an hour or less a day were the most well-adjusted

8/4/2014
Health Tip: Protecting Children's Teeth

Don't put juice in baby's bottle

8/3/2014
Stay Out of Stinging Insects' Way This Summer

Bees, wasps and other pests send about 500,000 Americans to the hospital annually

8/1/2014
Expert Offers School Bus Safety Tips

Almost 140 children and adults die every year in school transportation accidents

8/1/2014
Food Is a Common Choking Hazard for Kids, Doctor Says

Experts warn that children under 5 are most vulnerable

8/1/2014
Health Tip: Set Rules About TV Time

Be strict about when it's forbidden

7/31/2014
Kids' Lunch Boxes Often Fall Short on Nutrition

Less than one-third of home meals met federal standards for school-served foods, study finds

7/31/2014
1 in 4 U.S. Kids Underestimate Their Weight, Study Finds

Kids and parents need education about healthy weight and healthful lifestyles, experts say

7/31/2014
Health Tip: Choosing a Safe Summer Camp

Make an informed selection

7/30/2014
Tip-Over Furniture Can Kill Kids

Experts share childproofing advice

7/30/2014
Make Kids' Weight Loss a Family Affair, Study Suggests

If parent and preschooler are both overweight, tackling it together works best, researchers say

7/30/2014
Blood Test Might Help Prevent Certain Birth Defects

Test to detect mom-to-be's folate concentration could spot those lacking nutrient for infant development

7/29/2014
Kids Will Pass on 'Healthy' Foods

To improve their eating habits, don't dwell on the benefits of fruits, veggies, researchers say

7/29/2014
Health Tip: Encourage Kids to Exercise

Here's a list of health benefits

7/28/2014
Healthy School Lunches Get Thumbs Up From Students

Kids aren't avoiding healthier fare or throwing more food away, research shows

7/28/2014
Preemies May Have Higher Risk of Blood Clots, Even as Adults

Odds are small, but family, doctors should keep possibility in mind, researchers say

7/28/2014
Health Tip: Recognize Signs of Bullying

Such as a sudden desire to avoid school

7/26/2014
Don't Let Kids Drink Pool Water

Expert offers tips for spotting chlorine poisoning, bacterial infection, secondary drowning in kids

7/25/2014
Rhymes Reveal Evidence of Learning in the Womb

By third trimester, unborn babies respond to rhymes recited by their mothers, research shows

7/25/2014
Genes May Be Key to Language Delay in Kids

Study of twins suggests vocabulary, grammar skills largely inherited

7/25/2014
Most Adults Are Members of 'Clean Plate Club'

Study shows they finish 92 percent of what's on their plates, kids eat just 59 percent

7/24/2014
Farmers' Market Vouchers May Help Poorer Families Eat Healthier

Special incentives encourage consumption of fruits and vegetables, study says

7/24/2014
Too Few Teens Receive HPV Shot, CDC Says

Agency urges doctors to recommend it along with other routine immunizations

7/24/2014
Young Readers, Tomorrow's Leaders?

Study suggests link between early reading skills and later intelligence

7/24/2014
Parents of Obese Kids Often View Them as Healthy

They're more likely to change their children's diet than encourage exercise, study finds

7/24/2014
Many Kids With Medicaid Use ER as Doctor's Office: CDC

Pediatrician says many physicians won't accept the publicly funded insurance plan

7/24/2014
7/23/2014
Parent's Death May Raise Risk of Early Death for Grown Children, Study Suggests

Odds of dying prematurely 50 percent higher in adults who'd lost a parent in childhood, researchers report

7/23/2014
Many Obese U.S. Kids Think They're Thinner Than They Are

They won't take steps to reach a healthy weight if they don't see the problem, experts note

7/22/2014
Obesity During Pregnancy Linked to Raised Asthma Risk in Kids

Threat of respiratory disease may be up to 30 percent higher, study suggests

7/22/2014
Parents of Children With Autism Need Help, Too

Study found mothers who were taught stress-reduction skills had less depression, anxiety

7/22/2014
Health Tip: Soothing Bug Bites

Remedies to help fight the pain and itch

7/21/2014
Life Skills, Parenting Classes May Cut Inflammation in Poor Kids

That, in turn, may help reduce health ills, such as diabetes and heart disease, researcher says

7/21/2014
Smoking While Pregnant Linked to ADHD in Children

Expectant moms' use of nicotine-replacement therapy could also spell problems for kids, study suggests

7/21/2014
Waistlines of U.S. Kids Seem to Be Holding Steady, Study Finds

But too many children and teens remain obese, experts say