Parenting Health News

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Article Title
2/19/2010
Health Tip: Reduce Your Baby's Risk of SIDS

Suggestions to help keep the infant safe

2/18/2010
Health Tip: When Baby is Born With a Heart Murmur

Usually, it's nothing to worry about

2/16/2010
Health Tip: Preventing Baby Bottle Tooth Decay

Most often affecting the upper front teeth

2/11/2010
Movies Loaded With Images of Junk Food

Soft drinks, candy and salty snacks particularly pervasive, study finds

2/11/2010
2/9/2010
Health Tip: Protect Your Child at Day Care

Reduce the youngster's risk of illness

2/8/2010
Older Moms More Apt to Have Autistic Child

Dad's age didn't matter unless father was older, mom much younger, study found

2/8/2010
Health Tip: Spot Unsafe Playgrounds

Equipment that could be dangerous

2/8/2010
3 Home Habits Help Youngsters Stay Slim

Eating together, limiting TV and getting enough sleep cut risk of obesity, study finds

2/5/2010
Kids Born Early in Year More Likely to Be Athletes?

Size advantage in school translates to success on playing field, author says

2/5/2010
2/4/2010
Review Spotlights Clues to Serious Childhood Infection

Signs may not be recognized because they are rare in developed countries, authors say

2/4/2010
Black and Hispanic Infants Much More Likely to Have HIV

Preventive efforts needed to reduce transmission from mother to child, experts say

2/3/2010
Mealtime a Challenge for Some With Autism

Those with the disorder prone to restrictive, obsessive eating habits

2/3/2010
Health Tip: Help Your Newborn Learn

Use age-appropriate toys and encourage play

2/2/2010
Serotonin May Be Key to Sudden Infant Deaths

Deficiency hampers babies' ability to respond to low oxygen, study suggests

2/2/2010
Spanish-Speaking Mothers Less Likely to Turn on TV

Kids of English-speaking Hispanic moms spend more time in front of the tube, study finds

2/2/2010
Children Likelier to See Dentist if Parents Go Too

To improve tooth health, target mom, dad and pediatricians, experts say

2/1/2010
Abstinence-Only Classes Reduced Sexual Activity, Study Found

Younger teens who took the course were more likely to delay having sex

2/1/2010
Loving Foster Homes Improve Kids' Attention, Impulsivity

A stable environment also helps behavior, researchers find

1/28/2010
Kids' Use of Alternative Therapies Often Mimics Parents'

About 12 percent of U.S. youths report using treatments, study finds

1/27/2010
Alcohol Affects Baby's Pain Regulation

Exposure in womb caused blunted response to needle prick, researchers say

1/27/2010
Are Two Mommies as Good as Mom and Dad?

Yes, according to a new analysis of research

1/25/2010
Listing Calories on Fast-Food Menus Cuts Kids' Intake

Parents routinely chose about 100 fewer calories per meal for their children, study found

1/22/2010
Potty Training Best Between Ages 2 and 3

Timing is more important than method, study says

1/20/2010
U.S. Kids Using Media Almost 8 Hours a Day

Survey finds few parents set rules as use of 'smart' phones, computers soars

1/18/2010
Health Tip: Prevent Injuries From Toys

Help keep your child safe

1/18/2010
Parents Not Taking Concussions Seriously Enough

These injuries can be dire and must be monitored, study says

1/18/2010
Federal Panel Urges Obesity Screening for Kids Ages 6 and Up

Children who are obese should be referred to treatment, USPSTF panel says

1/15/2010
Health Agencies Express Concern Over BPA

HHS, FDA pledge funds for more research on the common plastics chemical

1/14/2010
Deadly 'Choking Game' Still Common Among Kids

6 percent of those responding to Oregon poll said they tried the dangerous pastime

1/14/2010
Health Tip: Signs That a Baby Is Hungry

Indications that it may be feeding time

1/11/2010
Health Tip: When Baby Gets a Shot

Suggestions to make vaccination less painful

1/11/2010
Seat Belts, Bike Helmets Go Unused in Movies Aimed at Kids

Hollywood demonstrates safe practices only about half the time, study finds

1/7/2010
Pet Frogs Behind Salmonella Outbreak

CDC report counts 85 cases across 31 states

1/7/2010
Health Tip: What's Failure to Thrive?

What it means for babies

1/4/2010
No Proof Yet That Special Diets Ease Autism

Experts say that, for now, parents should work with their child's doctors

1/3/2010
Ear Infections: New Thinking on What to Do

Doctors today often opt for pain relief and waiting to see if antibiotics are needed

1/1/2010
Health Tip: Managing Febrile Seizures

What to do if your child has one

12/31/2009
Health Tip: Who Shouldn't 'Cosleep' With an Infant

Smokers, drinkers should never share bed with a baby, experts say

12/30/2009
For Kids, All Activity May Not Be Equal

Learning movement skills is key but often overlooked in zest for sports, experts say

12/25/2009
Heavier Sons Tied to Higher Death Risk for Parents

Obese offspring upped odds of dying of cardiovascular disease, diabetes, study found

12/24/2009
Video Games Could Boost Certain Thinking Skills

Accuracy, speed can improve depending on how product is designed, study shows

12/24/2009
Health Tip: Help Baby Stretch and Move

Encourage a newborn's development

12/21/2009
Doctors Urge Parents to Lower Volume Controls on Holiday Electronics

Many music players have maximum levels that could cause hearing loss

12/17/2009
Doctor's Orders Influence Baby's Sleep Position

'Back to Sleep' advice most effective when it comes from physician, study finds

12/17/2009
'Sexting' by Kids Begets Fretting by Parents

More adults need to monitor cell phone use in era of sexually explicit messaging, experts say

12/15/2009
Health Tip: Preventing Burns on Baby's Skin

Suggestions to keep your youngster safe

12/14/2009
Health Tip: Prevent Diaper Rash

Keep baby's bottom clean and dry

12/14/2009
Half of U.S. Kids With Mental Issues Are Getting Help

Depression and anxiety often go unrecognized, experts say