Parenting Health News

Date Posted
Article Title
9/28/2009
9/28/2009
Children's Growth Charts Don't Measure Up With Parents

Many don't understand how to read or interpret them, survey shows

9/25/2009
Firm Parents Keep Teen Drivers Safe

Supportive rules reduce crashes, drunk driving and cell phone use on the road: studies

9/25/2009
9/25/2009
Spanking May Lower Kids' IQs

Experts believe corporal punishment can affect psychological well-being

9/24/2009
Health Tip: Crib Mattress Safety

Help prevent accidents

9/23/2009
Predicting Postpartum Depression May Be Possible

Spanish researchers report 80 percent success with their method

9/21/2009
Many Teens Circumvent Tanning Bed Laws

Though operators largely follow the rules, the laws are too lax, study shows

9/18/2009
Genetics Linked to Early Sexual Activity in Kids

Impulsive traits may be passed down from parents, research shows

9/18/2009
Health Tip: When Bedwetting Signals Another Problem

Signs you should call a pediatrician

9/16/2009
Less TV Brings More Parent-Child Interaction

Communication drops by 20% when 'the tube' is on, researchers find

9/16/2009
Scars of Bullying Linger

Victims, especially girls, may suffer emotional problems later on, study says

9/16/2009
Insured Kids With Uninsured Parents Miss Needed Health Care

Study finds they're more likely to go without checkups, preventive counseling

9/15/2009
Early Spankings Make for Aggressive Toddlers, Study Shows

Kids spanked at age 1 also had worse performance on cognitive tests at age 3

9/15/2009
Health Tip: Signs That Baby Is in Pain

A brief guide for new parents

9/9/2009
Some Parents Aren't Giving Kids Pain Meds Post-Surgery

Fears of addiction or underestimation of child's discomfort may be to blame, experts say

9/9/2009
Health Tip: Swaddling Your New Baby

How to wrap the infant safely

9/8/2009
9/8/2009
Health Tip: Help Prevent Pinkeye

Suggestions to minimize your child's risk

9/7/2009
Single Parents May Do as Well as Two: Study

Family stability may be more crucial than dual parents for child's success

9/1/2009
Health Tip: Pack Your Child's Lunch

Why it's worth the extra time

8/31/2009
Valcyte Approved for Cytomegalovirus in Children

A leading cause of infection in transplant patients

8/27/2009
Health Tip: Stifle Back-to-School Allergy and Asthma Problems

Suggestions for when your child returns to the classroom

8/25/2009
Xyzal Approved for Younger Kids

Antihistamine sanctioned for children as young as 6 months

8/25/2009
Smokers' Cars Loaded With Nicotine

Levels twice those found in places that permit smoking, study suggests

8/24/2009
Car Seats Can Limit Kids' Oxygen Supplies

Experts say risk is small but warrants reminder about proper use

8/24/2009
Health Tip: Choosing a Backpack

Protect your child from injury

8/21/2009
8/20/2009
Health Tip: Avoid Your Child's Asthma Attacks

Keep the child away from potential triggers

8/18/2009
Health Tip: Your Child Must Wear a Bike Helmet

Begin the habit at an early age

8/17/2009
For Short Kids, No Lack of Self-Esteem

Despite some parents' worries, study finds small stature not a problem

8/14/2009
Kids of Deployed Soldiers Vulnerable to Stress

Study found one-third were at risk for psychosocial problems

8/14/2009
Health Tip: Back to School, Back to Sleep

Get kids on a regular schedule

8/14/2009
Get Smart About Swine Flu for Back-to-School

Simple steps can minimize the risk as fall looms, experts say

8/13/2009
It's Time for More Moms to Breast-Feed, U.S. Officials Say

Experts note rates are too low when benefits are so high

8/13/2009
Health Tip: Children Need Exercise, Too

How they benefit from activity

8/12/2009
Health Tip: Selecting a Pediatrician

Develop a rapport with your child's doctor

8/11/2009
Many Parents, Caregivers Lack Basic Child-Safety Information

Parents, day-care workers recognized fewer than half of household hazards in study

8/10/2009
Kids With High IQs Live Longer

Nurturing family environment may be the key to longevity, an expert says

8/10/2009
Young Moms Follow Their Mother's Parenting Style

Fathers don't seem swayed by the maternal influence, survey finds

8/10/2009
Health Tip: Staying Safe on the Playground

Suggestions to prevent injury

8/8/2009
If Baby Is Breech, Technology Might Help

Ultrasound can detect infants turned in the womb, allowing time for decisions

8/7/2009
When Kids Are Hospitalized, Parents Fret About Errors

Expert describes families as untapped resource in prevention efforts

8/7/2009
School Closures May Not Be Necessary When Swine Flu Strikes

But that could change if fall outbreak proves more severe, government says

8/4/2009
Health Tip: Buying Baby's First Bathtub

Guidelines on what to purchase

7/31/2009
Homelessness Tied to Kids' Mental Health

Doctors should be on the alert for problems, expert warns

7/31/2009
Health Tip: If Your Diabetic Child Gets Sick

What to do when another illness strikes

7/27/2009
Health Tip: Baby Diapering 101

How to get started

7/23/2009
Health Tip: Preventing Pinworms

The infections are common in young children

7/22/2009
Infanticide of 19th Century: Was It SIDS?

Study finds patterns of baby deaths mirror sudden infant death syndrome