Parenting Health News

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6/5/2013
Recession Forced Cutbacks in Care for Special Needs Kids: Study

Some families curtailed dental visits, medicines for children with chronic health problems

6/5/2013
Health Tip: Reduce the Risk of Dog Bites

Do your homework before adopting Fido

6/5/2013
Health Tip: Choosing Your Child's Pediatrician

Make sure you know the doctor's background

6/4/2013
Young Parents Don't Stress Over Kids' Media Use: Survey

First generation to have lots of exposure to technology not as worried about its effects, researchers report

6/4/2013
Health Tip: Keep Kids Active During Summer Break

Get them to play a favorite sport

6/3/2013
Infant Care May Help Explain Race-Linked Obesity Gap

Black, Hispanic infants in study had solid foods sooner, more sugary drinks, less sleep

6/3/2013
Website All About Child Health -- in Spanish

American pediatricians address needs, concerns of Hispanic parents

6/3/2013
Whooping Cough Cases Rise as Parents Opt Out of Vaccine

In New York, study found unvaccinated kids were 14 times more likely to get illness

5/31/2013
Many Parents Unaware of Teens' Abuse of ADHD Drugs

So-called 'study drugs' don't boost grades, and abusing them is dangerous, researchers warn

5/31/2013
Bullied Kids More Likely to Self-Harm as Teens

There are no harmless forms of bullying, study warns

5/31/2013
For Kids With Autism, a Day at the Races With NASCAR

Annual event helps young speedway fans enjoy the sport in a safe, conducive environment

5/31/2013
Health Tip: Encourage Safe Exploring Outdoors

Suggestions for interacting with nature

5/30/2013
Health Tip: Help Kids With Diabetes Deal With Shots

Prepare the injections where the child can't see you

5/29/2013
Health Reform Saving Young Adults Millions for ER Care: Study

In 2011 alone, patients and families were spared nearly $150 million in hospital costs

5/28/2013
A Strong Marriage Can Shield Kids From Dad's Depression: Study

Supportive spouse seems to improve a depressed father's relationship with his children

5/28/2013
More Booze in Movies for Kids, Study Finds

But scenes with tobacco have dropped, researchers say

5/28/2013
Kids Poisoned by Medical Marijuana, Study Finds

Children helping themselves to drug-laced cookies, brownies

5/27/2013
Military Families May Need Help With Mental Health

Depression, anxiety and sleep problems can arise during long deployments of loved ones

5/27/2013
Tots' Sleep Differences Due to Genes, Environment, Study Suggests

But parents should still try to correct bad sleep habits, expert says

5/26/2013
Lawn Mower Injuries Often Caused by Distraction

Docs offer safety tips to protect fingers, hands and feet

5/25/2013
Hidden Dangers Dog Dog Parks

Pets should be fully vaccinated before frolicking with friends, vet says

5/24/2013
Low-Income, Minority Parents More Open to HPV Vaccine for Girls, Study Says

White, middle-class parents less accepting of the cervical cancer shot, researchers contend

5/24/2013
Parents Underestimate Influence Over Teens' Substance Abuse: Survey

1 in 5 thought child wouldn't listen to advice on the issue, but research suggests otherwise

5/24/2013
How Many Calories in Your Fast-Food Meal? Guess Again

Diners underestimated by as much as 500 calories in study

5/23/2013
5/22/2013
More Kids Getting Donor Organs, But Gaps Persist, Study Finds

Researchers looked at whether change in U.S. donor criteria made a difference

5/21/2013
Student Suicide May Spur Similar Thoughts in Teens

'Suicide contagion' occurs even among those who didn't know victim, study found

5/21/2013
Bed-Sharing Raises SIDS Risk Fivefold, Study Finds

Number of cases would drop dramatically if parents did not sleep with their babies, researchers noted

5/21/2013
Weather Worries Can Threaten a Child's Mental Health

Psychologist offers advice for coping with tragedies like the Oklahoma tornado

5/20/2013
Primary Care Docs Should Play Role in Kids' Dental Health, Experts Say

Government-appointed panel says family physicians can apply fluoride to children's teeth to prevent decay

5/20/2013
Study: Older Whooping Cough Vaccine More Effective

But it was phased out because of side effects; newer version works, study notes

5/20/2013
5/20/2013
5/17/2013
Teen Bullies May Turn to Crime as Adults

Long-term study followed working-class British males

5/16/2013
Adult Children of Substance Abusers More Prone to Depression

Risk rose steeply if a parent had been addicted to alcohol or drugs, study found

5/16/2013
Most Americans Say 'No' to Smoking in Their Homes, Cars

4 out of 5 adults have household bans, but millions of people still breathe secondhand smoke, CDC says

5/16/2013
Many Public Pools Contaminated With Human Waste: CDC

Agency offers clear advice to help you avoid infections

5/15/2013
5/14/2013
Even Low Levels of Lead Hamper Kindergartners' Reading Skills: Study

Some experts say no level of exposure is safe, push for zero tolerance from CDC

5/14/2013
Health Tip: Schedule Baby's First Dental Visit

As soon as the first tooth pops out

5/13/2013
Many U.S. Kids Victims of Violence, Abuse: Survey

Attacks that wouldn't be tolerated against adults may be shrugged off when children involved, expert says

5/13/2013
Nearly Half of High Schoolers Text While Driving: Survey

Those teens also more prone to drunk driving, results show

5/12/2013
More Time in Gym Class Equals Stronger Kids

And fracture risk doesn't rise when physical activity clock is extended, study finds

5/10/2013
When Teen Dating Turns Abusive and Violent

Parents urged to watch for signs of behavior that affects 1 in 10 children

5/7/2013
Magnesium-Rich Food May Help Keep Kids' Bones Strong

Higher levels of the mineral tied to greater bone density in study

5/7/2013
Gasoline Poisonings in Kids Spike During Summer: Study

Children can die when toxic chemicals are stored in water bottles or other harmless-looking containers, experts warn

5/7/2013
Health Tip: Monitor Fat in Preschoolers' Diet

Limit consumption of cheese, fruit juice

5/6/2013
FDA Proposes Tougher Warnings for Tanning Beds

But stops short of ban for those younger than 18, as advisory panel had recommended

5/6/2013
Want Tots Without Allergies? Try Sucking on Their Pacifiers

Study suggests transferring adult bacteria to infants' mouths through saliva may train immune system to ignore allergens

5/6/2013
Many Parents Texting, Phoning While Driving Their Kids: Survey

Cell phone chats most common, but distractions also include grooming, Web surfing and child care