Parenting Health News

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6/16/2013
Stepdads Must Navigate Tricky Waters

Study shows talking through issues, having shared parenting style help the new family survive the journey

6/14/2013
Health Tip: Protect Kids' Eyes

Avoid toys with sharp edges

6/14/2013
Health Tip: Vary Your Child's School Lunch

Make it appealing and nutritious

6/13/2013
'Domestic' Dads Often Face Scorn at Work, Study Finds

When men or women step outside traditional gender roles, some colleagues react badly, research shows

6/13/2013
Dads Who Bond With Kids Help Keep Marriage Strong

Sharing housework also key, study found, as is open communication with spouse

6/13/2013
TV Commercials May Spur Junk Food Habit in Kids, Study Finds

Advertising exposure seems to up odds that preschoolers will become obese

6/13/2013
Health Tip: Be Smart While Mowing the Lawn

Make sure kids maintain a safe distance

6/12/2013
Health Tip: Protect Young Ones From Suffocation

Rid the crib of pillows, blankets and stuffed animals

6/11/2013
More Evidence Shows Breast-Feeding Helps Babies' Brains

MRI study showed increased growth in areas related to language, emotional function, motor skills

6/11/2013
Health Tip: Kids Need Strong Bones, Too

Teach proper bone health at an early age

6/11/2013
Health Tip: Prevent Furniture Tipping

And help keep kids safe

6/10/2013
Too Little Known on How Primary Care Docs Can Prevent Child Abuse

U.S. panel couldn't make recommendations about kids without obvious signs of maltreatment

6/10/2013
Kids With Past Concussions Take Longer to Recover

Study has implications for how long children should wait to resume activities, experts say

6/8/2013
Summer Camp Health Tips for Parents

How to keep water sports from causing skin infections and other expert advice

6/7/2013
Sleeping on Back to Prevent SIDS Doesn't Appear to Hurt Babies' Ability to Roll

Canadian study compared infant development before and after Back to Sleep campaign

6/7/2013
Even Mild Weight Loss May Lower Diabetes Risk in Obese Teens

Study worked with adolescents and their families to boost activity, healthy eating

6/7/2013
What to Do When Lightning Strikes

Planning for the worst may be the best protection, experts say

6/7/2013
Health Tip: Get Your Child to the Eye Doctor

Especially if the youngster has these symptoms

6/6/2013
Vision, Dyslexia Not Linked: Study

Findings will advance understanding, treatment of the reading disorder, says expert

6/6/2013
Football Concussion Risk Highest During Games, Not Practice: Study

Young players may not be learning proper tackling techniques, one expert says

6/5/2013
'Sensory-Focused' Autism Therapy Shows Early Promise

In small study, parents used variety of methods to stimulate boys' senses

6/5/2013
Scientists ID Gene Behind Early Onset Puberty

Discovery could help children with 'central precocious puberty,' give insights to development

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