Parenting Health News

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2/29/2012
2/28/2012
Health Tip: Preventing Back Pain Among New Moms

Suggestions to protect yourself

2/27/2012
As Youth Baseball Season Nears, Experts Urge Injury Prevention

Seek help when kids show signs of overuse-linked problems, pediatricians say

2/27/2012
'Active' Video Games May Not Boost Kids' Fitness: Study

Wii games were no better than 'inactive' selections, researchers found

2/27/2012
Health Tip: Fruit Juices and Kids

Some consumption guidelines to help parents

2/24/2012
Gene Might Be a Culprit in Sudden Infant Death for Boys

DNA testing found mutation more prevalent in male babies

2/22/2012
Toddlers With Angry Parents May Have More Temper Tantrums

Youngsters tend to mimic coping behaviors they see at home, study shows

2/21/2012
Study: No Significant Rise in Seizure Risk From Common Kids' Vaccine

Immunizations protect children from life-threatening diseases, experts say

2/20/2012
Health Tip: Never Leave Kids in the Car

Hyperthermia, a potentially dangerous elevation of body temperature, may result

2/17/2012
Parents' Strict Rules Could Curb Kids' Drinking

Researchers say this is the first study to look at how tight parental control helps teens avoid booze

2/17/2012
Health Tip: When a Child Resists Going to Bed

Here are suggestions for making bedtime easier

2/16/2012
1 in 10 U.S. Kids Lives With Parent Who Has Abused Alcohol: Report

In many homes, the sole caregiver has a drinking problem, researchers say

2/16/2012
Health Tip: Is Your Baby Breast-Feeding Enough?

Signs that baby is getting plenty to eat

2/15/2012
Babies May Be Smarter Than You Think

Word comprehension is evident at 6 or 9 months, study finds

2/15/2012
Health Tip: Practice Window Safety

To help prevent accidents

2/15/2012
Health Tip: Add Some Panache to Packed Lunches

And encourage kids to eat healthy food

2/14/2012
Don't Forget Your Kids on Valentine's Day

Experts suggest ways to show love and respect for your children all year long

2/14/2012
Health Tip: Is Your Child Anxious?

Here are possible warning signs

2/13/2012
More Young Adults Get Health Care When They Can Stay on Parents' Plans

The findings suggest a positive impact of the new U.S. health care law, researchers say

2/10/2012
Repeat C-Section Best Scheduled at 39 Weeks, Study Says

Operating sooner, later worse for babies, preliminary research finds

2/10/2012
When Mom Has Pregnancy Diabetes, Breast-Feeding Curbs Child Obesity

Long-term study found lower BMI in children breast-fed at least 6 months

2/9/2012
More People Need Training in Lifesaving Epinephrine Use, Advocates Say

Parents, educators, caregivers, friends can respond to severe food allergies

2/8/2012
Depressed Kids May Be Targets for Bullying, Study Suggests

New research challenges notion that bullying leads to mental health woes

2/8/2012
Quality Day Care Predicts Later Parental Involvement in School

Mothers whose kids attended good day care were more involved in their children's schools later on

2/7/2012
Moving Homes Often in Childhood Might Affect Long-Term Health

Frequently uprooted kids were more likely to drink heavily, smoke as adults, study says

2/6/2012
Spanking Produces Troubled Kids, Study Contends

Punishment linked to more aggression in children, two decades of research shows

2/6/2012
Thousands of U.S. Kids Hospitalized for Abuse

Infants, poor children most vulnerable, study suggests

2/6/2012
Health Tip: Common Reasons for Potty Training 'Accidents'

They're just a step backward in the learning process, experts say

2/5/2012
Safe Social Networking Tips for Teens

Parents can support a positive experience for their kids, experts say

2/3/2012
Health Tip: Teach Your Toddler Good Behavior

Suggestions for disciplining your little one

2/3/2012
Health Tip: Prepare for Breast-feeding

Suggestions for getting ready

2/2/2012
Pet Turtles Carry Salmonella Dangers, CDC Warns

Tougher laws needed to protect children from infection, report says

2/2/2012
Health Tip: Talk to Teens About Distracted Driving

Help keep them safe behind the wheel

2/1/2012
Child Abuse, Neglect a Major Public Health Problem: CDC

Report found it costs U.S. $124 billion a year; overall price tag similar to diabetes, stroke

1/31/2012
Pediatricians' Group Urges More Input From Parents

New policy statement calls for strong family presence, greater decision-making role

1/31/2012
Health Tip: Most Teens Don't Get Enough Sleep

Experts point to potential health consequences

1/30/2012
Nurturing Moms May Help Their Child's Brain Develop

Study found toddlers with loving mothers had more growth in key brain area

1/30/2012
Health Tip: How to Protect Toddlers From Burns

Precautions include keeping child out of kitchen while you're cooking

1/26/2012
Testosterone Exposure May Explain Boys' Language Delay

Male hormone levels before birth appear linked to speech differences, study contends

1/25/2012
Less Salt, More Veggies in School Lunches: USDA

New rules call for healthier foods but some say changes don't go far enough

1/25/2012
Kids' Snacks Can Be Healthy and Inexpensive

New study at YMCAs finds food combinations that satisfy budgets, nutrition guidelines

1/24/2012
Common Household Chemicals Might Harm Kids' Immunity

Study found lower response to vaccines in those with higher levels of PFCs in their blood

1/24/2012
How Did Generation X Respond to the H1N1 'Swine' Flu Epidemic?

Young adults did 'reasonably well,' report concludes, although most avoided flu shot

1/23/2012
Parents May Hold Key to Treating Kids' Obesity

Heart association identifies successful strategies for helping children to achieve weight loss

1/23/2012
Dyslexia's Brain Changes May Occur Before Kids Learn to Read

Study findings might help identify at-risk children at younger age

1/23/2012
Only 1 in 4 Young Teens Uses Sunscreen Regularly, Study Finds

Sunburn in childhood a major risk factor for skin cancer, experts note

1/23/2012
'Co-Occurring' Disorders May Explain Change in Autism Diagnosis

As symptoms of other conditions become more apparent, labels may vary, study suggests

1/20/2012
Asthma Meds Likely Safe During Pregnancy: Study

Slight increase in rare birth defects, but cause not clear

1/20/2012
Experts Weigh Changes to Definition of Autism

The goal: to create a clearer diagnosis of what constitutes the disorder; many could be affected

1/20/2012
Rapid Infant Growth Linked to Asthma in Study

First three months might be critical window, researchers say