Parenting Health News

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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

7/4/2012
Health Tip: Bonding With Your Infant

It's a key part of baby's development

7/4/2012
Health Tip: Encouraging a Picky Eater

Offer a variety of foods

7/3/2012
Summer Is Peak Time for Teens to Try Drugs, Alcohol: Report

Experts advise parents to be alert, help kids structure their days

7/2/2012
More Than 1 in 4 Teens Have 'Sexted': Study

Houston-area survey finds more than half have been asked to send naked photos of themselves

7/2/2012
Spanking Batters Kids' Mental Health: Study

Physical punishment linked to mental health disorders, substance abuse in adulthood

6/30/2012
Young Athletes Face Unhealthy Food Choices, Parents Say

Junk food, fast food are part of youth sports routine, study finds

6/29/2012
Gay or Straight, Parents Too Tired for Sex, Study Suggests

Dads in same-sex relationships may face similar intimacy issues as heterosexual couples with kids

6/28/2012
Job Worries for Parents May Mean Poorer Nutrition for Kids

Study found family meals suffered as work pressures increased

6/28/2012
Health Tip: Help Cool a Temper Tantrum

Offer praise when the child calms down

6/26/2012
Health Tip: Prepare Children for Sleep

Maintain a regular schedule

6/25/2012
More Vigilance Needed to Protect Kids With Food Allergies

Study showed more than 70% suffer reactions after exposure, 11% of those severe

6/25/2012
Delaying ADHD Meds Could Hurt Kids' Math Scores

Study finds starting stimulant drugs sooner helps prevent academic decline

6/22/2012
HIV Exposure Before Birth May Raise Kids' Risk of Hearing Loss

HIV-positive children most likely to have problems with sound transmission, study found

6/21/2012
Child's Scoliosis Stresses Patients, Parents: Study

Teen girls dislike wearing a body brace, but parents worry most of all

6/18/2012
Brain-Injury Recovery Varies Widely Among Children

Evidence review finds that cause of injury can make a difference

6/18/2012
Health Tip: Keep Kids Safe in the Backyard

Check the area for dangerous plants

6/15/2012
Parents' Fighting May Have Long-Lasting Effect on Kids

But if conflict is handled constructively, children's sense of security stays intact, research suggests

6/15/2012
Does Weight-Loss Surgery Work for Teens? Yes, Study Says

But experts stress that obese kids do have non-surgical options that may work

6/15/2012
Dad's Love Can Be Crucial for Happy Childhood, Study Confirms

For many kids, rejection by father can be even more devastating than by mother

6/14/2012
Liver Transplantation No Bar to Successful Pregnancy

Researchers say rate of live births even tops that of general population

6/14/2012
Overweight Kids May Do Worse in Math: Study

Researchers looked at test scores from kindergarten to 5th grade

6/14/2012
Health Tip: Secondhand Smoke is Dangerous

How it may harm infants and children

6/13/2012
Young Kids With Hip, Thigh Fractures Heal Well With Single-Leg Casts

Study found healing equal to double-leg casts, with easier caregiving for parents

6/13/2012
Health Tip: Does Your Child Have a Seasonal Allergy?

Look for symptoms that emerge at the same time each year

6/12/2012
Newborn Screening May Miss Adrenal-Gland Disorder

Review of Minnesota records finds 22 percent error rate

6/12/2012
C-Section Babies May Be More Likely to Fail First Hearing Test

Experts concur parents should not be alarmed by finding, as problem is typically temporary

6/11/2012
Self-Harm Showing Up in Elementary Schools: Study

Children as young as 7 injured themselves in a variety of ways

6/11/2012
Diabetes Rising Rapidly Among U.S. Kids

Both type 1 and type 2 disease rates up more than 20 percent in past decade, finds study

6/8/2012
Tylenol Overdose Can Be Deadly for a Child

Doctors, pharmacists urged to educate parents about possible hazards

6/8/2012
Danger at Home Lurks in Pills, Plants, Chemicals and More

Parents urged to think like a kid to effectively safety-proof their home

6/8/2012
6.6 Million Young Adults Joined Parents' Health Plans in 2011: Report

Affordable Care Act may have expanded access to coverage, but many under 25 still go without