Parenting Health News

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8/12/2012
Parents Can Adapt, Thrive After 'Empty Nest'

The parent-child relationship evolves, but doesn't end when kids leave for college, expert explains

8/11/2012
Expert Tips for Summer Sports Safety

Warmer weather requires a few extra precautions for active adults, young athletes

8/11/2012
How to Quell 9th-Grade Angst

Freshman year can set the tone for entire high school career, expert says

8/10/2012
Mold Exposure in Infancy May Raise Asthma Risk

Three species linked to wheezing at age 7

8/10/2012
Babies of Heavy Moms Grow Slower: Study

Findings suggest obesity epidemic harms kids even before birth

8/10/2012
Pay Attention in Preschool, Graduate From College: Study

Certain social, behavioral skills at young age key to later academic success, researchers found

8/10/2012
8/8/2012
All That Txtng May B Hrtng Kids' Grammar

Parents can set good example by avoiding shorthand like 'ur' and '2' in own text messages, expert says

8/7/2012
Few Follow Car Safety Guidelines for Kids, Study Finds

Common problems include lack of proper restraints, youngsters sitting in front seat

8/7/2012
Parents Spank, Slap Kids in Public More Often Than Thought

And fathers are more likely than people think to use a gentle approach, study found

8/7/2012
More Kids Taking Antipsychotics for ADHD: Study

Unapproved uses of these powerful drugs need further investigation, experts say

8/7/2012
8/6/2012
Violent TV Shows Keep Young Kids Awake: Study

Preschoolers who stuck to nonviolent fare just before bed were much more likely to sleep well

8/6/2012
Grateful Teens May Have Less Risk for Depression, Other Problems

Parents, teachers can help kids learn to identify good things in their lives, study says

8/5/2012
Sleep Loss Often Disruptive for City Kids With Asthma

Study linked combination to missed school days, ER visits and less sports participation

8/3/2012
Child Abuse Might Alter Onset of Menstruation in Girls

Those who suffered sexual, physical trauma began periods earlier or later than average

8/3/2012
Fitter Kids May Make Better Grades: Study

Policymakers should realize the importance of phys-ed classes, researcher says

8/3/2012
Health Tip: If Your Child Gets Headaches

Keep a log of symptoms to help doctors isolate a cause

8/2/2012
When Parents Get Active, So Do Kids: Study

Weekends are ideal time to get moving as a family, researchers say

8/2/2012
Health Tip: If Your Older Child Wets the Bed

Ask the pediatrician if it could mean a medical problem

8/1/2012
Boys' Impulsiveness May Add Up to Edge in Math

Because they're risk-takers, they get more practice, researchers say

8/1/2012
Signs of ADHD Evident by Preschool, Expert Says

Early identification improves odds for social, academic success

8/1/2012
7/30/2012
Mental Abuse of Kids Leaves Lifelong Scars

Frequent put-downs, tirades, threats may constitute psychological maltreatment

7/30/2012
Health Tip: Help Baby Develop Healthy Sleep Habits

Try not to interfere with the infant's natural sleep patterns

7/29/2012
Teething Baby? Avoid Benzocaine, FDA Says

This over-the-counter anesthetic can lead to a deadly condition in children

7/26/2012
Health Tip: Keep Your Child's Eczema at Bay

Make the bathwater warm, not hot

7/24/2012
Survey Finds Big Drop in Sexual Activity Among Black Teens

But overall, U.S. teens of all racial, ethnic groups as sexually active as a decade ago

7/24/2012
More Than a Third of Births 'Unintended': CDC

That number hasn't changed since the 1980s, government report finds

7/23/2012
Parents of Severely Disabled Kids Say They Enrich Their Lives

Families dealing with trisomy 13-18 face grim predictions, turn to online support, study found

7/23/2012
'Toe-Walking' More Common in Kids With Mental Woes: Study

Many healthy children also adopt this stance, which can lead to posture problems, experts say

7/23/2012
Health Tip: Buying Shoes for Your Child

Start by making sure you always measure the feet

7/20/2012
Many Americans Not Prepared for Disasters: Poll

Nearly half of adults surveyed do not have emergency supplies, researchers find

7/20/2012
Talk to Your Kids About the Colorado Killings

Mental health experts say children and teens need reassurance at times like this

7/19/2012
Dad's Early Engagement With Son May Shape Behavior Later

Study found connection at age 3 months made difference by a baby's first birthday

7/19/2012
7/19/2012
Health Tip: Rules for the Pool

Don't let anyone swim alone.

7/18/2012
Health Tip: Protect Kids From Lead Exposure

Watch for chipping paint if your home was built before 1978

7/17/2012
Plastics Chemical in Dental Fillings Might Affect Children's Behavior: Study

But research could not prove bisphenol-A (BPA) caused the subtle changes

7/13/2012
7/13/2012
Dad's Smarts May Mean More to His Son's Success Than His Money

Research explores how fathers pass down income level to sons

7/11/2012
Health Tip: Poor Air Quality Affects Kids With Asthma

You should limit their time outside

7/9/2012
Babies With Pets Not Dogged by Colds: Study

Early exposure, especially to dogs, reduced respiratory infections in infants

7/9/2012
Health Tip: Help Kids Have an Active Summer

Put away the video games and go outside

7/8/2012
Tips for Memorable Family Road Trips

Word games, attraction stops help, but avoid smelly food spills, take-along work

7/7/2012
Keep Infants Out of Sun and Heat, Experts Warn

Avoid using sunscreen on babies under 6 months old and watch for signs of dehydration

7/6/2012
Parenthood Seems to Protect Against Catching Colds: Study

Risk was 52 percent lower for parents than for nonparents exposed to viruses

7/6/2012
Infant Formula Can Be a Major Source of BPA: Experts

Some makers have switched to products free of the preservative, but labeling remains unclear

7/6/2012
Health Tip: If Your Child Has a Nightmare

Comfort her and help her feel safe

7/5/2012
Parents Key to Whether Kids Get Enough Exercise, Studies Find

When grownups aren't around, children spend less time being active