Parenting Health News

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12/27/2011
Health Tip: Discuss Weight With Your Child

Teach good habits and a healthy approach

12/26/2011
Mother-Toddler Bond May Influence Teen Obesity

Prevention strategies should go beyond eating, exercise, study suggests

12/26/2011
Health Tip: When Children Break the Rules

Suggestions to encourage better behavior

12/23/2011
Keeping Kids Warm, Dry and Safe in Cold Weather

Expert offers tips to prevent frostbite, exposure this winter

12/23/2011
Overweight 7-Year-Olds Face Higher Risk of Asthma

Slimming down before that age can help prevent onset of the disease, study suggests

12/23/2011
Parents May Hold Key to Healthy Weight in Hispanic Kids

Lower-fat family meals can help reduce high obesity rate in this population, study suggests

12/23/2011
Toddlers Don't Seem to Listen to Own Voices to Correct Speech

But study finds 4-year-olds, adults do adjust their pronunciation that way

12/23/2011
Health Tip: Use Medications Safely

Dos and don't for giving medicine to children

12/22/2011
Caring for Low Birth-Weight Baby Hard on Moms: Study

The added stress takes its toll on health, researchers say

12/22/2011
Noisy Toys Might Harm Kids' Hearing

If held too close to the ear, these toys might cause permanent damage, researchers say

12/21/2011
12/19/2011
Discerning Gift-Givers Look for Toys That Offer More Than Fun

Some of the best choices spur imagination and exercise, experts say

12/19/2011
Choosing a Toy? Think 'Kid-Powered'

These are gifts that offer open-ended chances for children to explore, imagine and play

12/19/2011
Nearly 1 in 3 Young U.S. Adults Have Arrest Records: Study

At 18, the estimate is 25 percent; pediatricians can help keep kids out of trouble, researchers say

12/19/2011
Health Tip: Skip the Cold Medicine Before Age 4

Here's what you can offer instead

12/17/2011
Pediatricians Offer Tips to Avoid Holiday Hazards

Check this list from the American Academy of Pediatrics twice to make sure holiday is nice

12/16/2011
New Device Approved for Children With Heart Failure

To be used until donor heart can be found

12/16/2011
Recession Hurt Parent-Child Ties, Survey Finds

Seattle families reported less connectedness, social generosity, researchers say

12/15/2011
NYC Sees Drop in Child Obesity; Can Other Cities Do Same?

Still, 1 in 5 children is obese, researchers say

12/15/2011
Toy Safety Tips Help Protect Kids

Experts offer precautions for parents and gift-givers alike

12/14/2011
Alcohol Use Down, Pot Use Up Among U.S. Teens

Drinking at historic lows, but fewer kids seem to think marijuana is dangerous, survey finds

12/14/2011
Health Tip: Protect Teeth From Decay

Suggestions for newborns and young children

12/12/2011
Health Tip: Keep the Sport in Kids' Sports

Make sure focus isn't only on winning

12/9/2011
Behavior Problems May Surface in Preemies by Preschool

These kids might benefit from early targeted help, researchers say

12/9/2011
'Love Hormone' May Buffer Kids From Mom's Depression

Anxiety, conduct disorders more prevalent in children with low oxytocin levels, study finds

12/6/2011
If Parents Drink and Drive, Their Kids May Too: Study

Teens' risk for motoring under the influence rose with parents' bad example, researchers found

12/5/2011
Health Officials Urge Americans: Get Your Flu Shot Now

Vaccine supplies are still ample, but could start to run short, CDC says

12/5/2011
More Children Using Preventive Asthma Drugs: Study

Minorities and uninsured had lower use of these medications, researchers say

12/2/2011
Depression, Partner Conflict Raise Suicide Risk for Pregnant Women, New Moms

More than half also had a mental health diagnosis, study found

12/2/2011
Pressure to Be Perfect Parent Can Discourage New Moms, Dads

Study found it eroded confidence for mothers, created stress for fathers

12/1/2011
Multitasking Stresses Out Working Moms More Than Dads

Mothers spend many waking hours doing at least two things at once, study finds

11/30/2011
Infant Vaccines May Work Better If Given in Afternoon

Babies slept more soundly when they had their shots after 1:30 p.m., researchers say

11/30/2011
Health Tip: Help Your Child Prepare for a Sibling

Suggestions to ease the transition

11/29/2011
'Flat Head' Syndrome in Babies Usually Temporary

Rise in cases tied to 'back to sleep' campaign shouldn't worry parents, pediatricians say

11/28/2011
Head Size Tied to Regressive Autism in Boys

Larger head circumference not seen in early onset autism or in girls, study says

11/28/2011
Doctors in a Bind When Parents Want to Delay, Skip Vaccines

Study finds most pediatricians may consider 'alternative schedules,' but within limits

11/28/2011
Health Tip: Parenting a Disabled Child

You don't have to go it alone

11/28/2011
11/24/2011
11/23/2011
U.S. Teens Don't Eat Enough Fruits and Veggies: CDC

Vegetable consumption lowest among Hispanic and black high schoolers, report shows

11/22/2011
Get Rid of Bumpers, Stuffed Animals in Baby's Crib

Soft items can suffocate sleeping infants, pediatricians warn

11/22/2011
Health Tip: Parenting a Child With a Heart Defect

These children can live long and healthy lives, experts say

11/21/2011
Acupuncture Safe for Children, Review Finds

Serious side effects generally related to less well-trained practitioners

11/21/2011
Health Tip: Help Your Newborn Sleep at Night

Suggestions for weary parents

11/17/2011
Health Tip: Giving Kids Medicine

It will help them feel better

11/17/2011
11/15/2011
11/14/2011
More Teens Getting Vaccines Against HPV, Other Infections: CDC

Still a long way from full coverage, experts note

11/10/2011
Fatherhood May Help Tough Guys Straighten Out

Crime, alcohol use dropped among first-time dads, study finds

11/9/2011
Doctors Might Miss Some Cases of Child Abuse

Primary care providers failed to note some suspicious injuries, study found