Parenting Health News

Date Posted
Article Title
6/29/2009
6/26/2009
Teens With Eating Disorders Benefit From Parents' Help

Research shows that recovery improves with family involvement

6/25/2009
Supply of Key Children's Vaccine Almost Back to Normal

CDC says production shortfalls that limited booster shots nearly over; Hib can cause bacterial meningitis

6/22/2009
Health Tip: Preparing Your Child for a Medical Test

Explain as much as possible in advance

6/19/2009
Toilet Training Goes High Tech

Wetting alarm speeds up the potty process, researchers say

6/18/2009
Teens of Dads Who Drink Too Much Tend to Follow Suit

Report found these kids were more likely to abuse alcohol, drugs

6/18/2009
Surging Internet Use Cutting Into Family Time

Rise of Facebook, Twitter coincides with 30% drop in hours spent together, report finds

6/17/2009
Close Monitoring May Help Troubled Teen Girls Avoid Pregnancy

Specialized foster care program for delinquent kids showed surprise benefit

6/15/2009
Health Tip: Caring for Your Newborn

Suggestions for new parents

6/12/2009
Health Tip: Soothing Separation Anxiety

Suggestions to help your child

6/11/2009
FDA Panel OKs Newer Antipsychotics for Children

Seroquel, Zyprexa and Geodon have been linked to certain health risks, experts note

6/10/2009
If Mom or Dad Is Depressed, Kids Need Help Too

Coordinated assessment and care for all family members is warranted: report

6/10/2009
6/9/2009
Early Bedtime May Help Stave Off Teen Depression

Extra sleep quells suicidal thoughts as well, study finds

6/8/2009
Daytime Nap Has Benefits Beyond Rest for Kids

Nappers have less hyperactivity, depression and anxiety, research suggests

6/7/2009
Summer Fun Need Not Be Hazardous

Parents can do a lot to keep kids safe, experts say

6/5/2009
Parental Eating Habits Don't Rub Off on Kids

What Mom and Dad consume has little effect on children's choices, study finds

6/4/2009
When Parents Fight, Children Often End Up With Scars

Witnessing violent relationship may lead to poor mental health, researchers say

6/4/2009
Girls and Math: Blame the Culture, Not Ability

Raise the bar and watch females succeed, researcher says

6/2/2009
New Program May Help Teens at High Risk for Depression

Behavioral approach was less effective if parent was depressed during child's treatment

6/1/2009
Frequent Household Moves Raise Kids' Suicide Risk

More mobile families may be more stressed, researchers say

6/1/2009
5/29/2009
Health Tip: Eating Out With a Diabetic Child

Suggestions for meals away from home

5/28/2009
5/28/2009
Technology, Caffeine Keeping Teens Awake

Many routinely get just 3 to 5 hours sleep per night, study shows

5/27/2009
Health Tip: Be an Involved Grandparent

Spend quality time with your grandkids

5/27/2009
Stigma Keeps Teens From Depression Treatment

Barriers to care include worries about family's reaction, study finds

5/26/2009
Hardened Arteries Threaten Obese, Diabetic Youth

Ultrasound shows damage tied to rising odds for stroke, heart attack, researchers say

5/26/2009
Parents Often Puzzled by Medicine Labels

Study finds that whether a drug is OK for a certain age is often misunderstood

5/26/2009
Health Tip: Avoid Germs From a Petting Zoo

Some precautions may help prevent illness

5/26/2009
Refusing Shots Puts Kids at Higher Risk for Whooping Cough

Parents who reject immunization put children, community in jeopardy, study finds

5/26/2009
Attention Problems in Kindergarten Could Spell Long-Term Academic Trouble

They have bigger impact than issues such as depression, anxiety, study finds

5/23/2009
Youth and Driving Don't Always Mix Safely

Teens' opinions of their driving prowess pose risks on the road, experts say

5/23/2009
For Young Ballplayers, Support and Caution Are Key

Preventing injury takes practice, on and off the field, experts say

5/22/2009
Babies Come Packed With Natural Knowledge

Study furthers idea that infants don't depend on others to learn

5/22/2009
Health Tip: Thwarting Head Lice

Suggestions to stop their spread

5/19/2009
Parents Influence Sex Decisions, Hispanic Teens Say

Survey findings may spark new pregnancy prevention tactics

5/19/2009
Kids More Apt to Smoke If Mom Did While Pregnant

Research suggests biological changes take place in the womb

5/19/2009
Health Tip: Help Protect Young Athletes

Follow the rules of the game

5/18/2009
Health Tip: Choosing Baby's Playpen

Safety suggestions to help avoid injury

5/15/2009
Fathers' Concern Rises When Teens Start Having Sex

Dads become more motivated to intervene and keep kids safe, study finds

5/15/2009
Health Tip: Reasons for Adenoid Removal

Why your child might need the procedure

5/15/2009
Sharing Cancer Info May Be Empowering

Telling children about genetic risks fosters openness, expert says

5/13/2009
More Single Women Are Having Babies

In U.S., 40 percent of new moms aren't married, CDC reports

5/13/2009
Most Depressed Teens Don't Get Treatment

Lack of insurance often reason why, government report suggests

5/12/2009
Frequent Feedings May Be Making Babies Fat

Moms might not notice signs that infants are full, study concludes

5/11/2009
5/7/2009
Pooches Sometimes Miss the Point

Like 2-year-old kids, dogs understand some but not all gestures, researchers say

5/7/2009
Health Tip: When Children Stutter

Suggestions on how you should respond

5/6/2009