Parenting Health News

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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

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