Parenting Health News

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9/6/2012
Health Tip: Cleaning a Young Child's Teeth

Oral care should start just after birth

9/4/2012
Health Tip: Help a Child With ADHD Sleep Better

Maintain a consistent schedule

9/3/2012
Almost Half of U.S. Kids With Autism Have Been Bullied

Problem is much more widespread than parents may realize, experts say

9/2/2012
How Dog-Savvy Is Your Child?

Simple safety tips can prevent nasty bites, expert says

9/1/2012
Pack School Lunches That Are Healthy and Fun

Pediatrician offers tips on nutritious foods that kids will like

8/31/2012
Turning Off the Tube Linked to Healthier Weight in Teens

Study that limited TV time for a year found that kids, but not adults, gained fewer pounds

8/30/2012
Afinitor Disperz Approved for Rare Tumor

Sanctioned for children aged 1 and older

8/29/2012
Daily Temper Tantrums Not the Norm for Preschoolers: Study

Fewer than 1 in 10 'melt down' that often; finding helps define when parents should be concerned

8/29/2012
Kids With Neurological Conditions at Higher Risk of Flu Death: CDC

Medical, parenting groups working to increase flu vaccination, awareness

8/29/2012
8/28/2012
Snoring Kids Should Be Screened for Sleep Apnea: Experts

New guidelines issued by American Academy of Pediatrics also urge weight loss for obese snorers

8/27/2012
Circumcision Benefits Are Significant, Pediatricians Say

But decision should stay with parents, they add

8/25/2012
Making Parental Peace With Kids' Homework

Help your child get the most from homework without hassles, hovering

8/23/2012
Kindergarten Vaccines Close to Target Levels: CDC

But measles, chickenpox protection remains a concern

8/22/2012
Minority Fifth Graders Face Health Obstacles, Study Finds

But with similar schools, family income, disparities declined

8/22/2012
Childhood Music Lessons May Create Better Listeners

Even a few years' training in childhood confers benefits years later, small study suggests

8/22/2012
Many Teens Drinking, Taking Drugs During School: Survey

Roughly half knew classmates who sold drugs, and knew nearby spots to drink or get high during the day

8/21/2012
Unhappy Kids Are More Materialistic, Study Finds

Research with children ages 8 to 10 says TV ads play big part in 'spoiling' those who aren't content

8/21/2012
Teens Benefit by Spending More Time With Parents

Encounters with Dad may boost self-worth and social skills the most, research suggests

8/20/2012
Curbing Circumcision Boosts STDs, Study Contends

Resulting infections, including HIV, could add billions to U.S. health spending, researchers say

8/20/2012
Vaccinations Belong on Parents' Back-to-School Checklists

Preventable diseases can threaten children's lives, expert warns

8/20/2012
Health Tip: Applying Insect Repellent

Read the instructions carefully

8/17/2012
Teens With ADHD May Need Help Making Transition to College

Experts offer suggestions for students on how to compensate for their disorder

8/16/2012
Carbon Monoxide Poisoning: An Underestimated Threat

Study finds 450 Americans die, more than 2,000 are hospitalized each year

8/16/2012
Does Just Feeling Fat Make You Gain Weight?

Study shows teens with a bloated body image more likely to become fat in their 20s

8/16/2012
Most Parents Think Social Media Not a Bad Thing: Survey

Many believe it prepares their kids for future work world, broadens their thinking

8/16/2012
Kids Who Can Resist Sweets Might Be Slimmer as Adults

Decades-long research shows self-control as tot may mean an obesity-free maturity

8/16/2012
Chickenpox Cases Fall 80% Over Decade: CDC

Two-dose schedule will deliver further improvement, experts say

8/16/2012
With Very Sick Infants, Doctors and Parents Often Miscommunicate

Mothers often have different impressions of their babies' condition than physicians meant to convey

8/16/2012
Two-Thirds of U.S. Youth Have Had Oral Sex, CDC Reports

Many may believe it's safer than it actually is, expert says

8/15/2012
Health Tip: Get Baby Moving

Exercise is healthy, even for infants

8/14/2012
Health Tip: Protect Your Child in Extreme Heat

Have an air-conditioned place in mind

8/14/2012
Baby's Healthy Diet Feeds IQ, Study Finds

Infants, toddlers reared on junk food scored slightly lower at 8 years

8/14/2012
Parents' Religious Beliefs Can Complicate Kids' End-of-Life Care

Hoping for a miracle might lead them to request futile treatments for their children, researchers say

8/14/2012
Health Tip: Is Anxiety Affecting Your Child?

Insomnia is a potential warning sign

8/13/2012
Snoring Toddlers May Have More Behavior Problems

But breast-feeding helped protect against snoring in youngsters, study found

8/13/2012
Health Tip: Possible Signs of an Ear Infection

They include pulling at the ear

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