Parenting Health News

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10/6/2017
10/4/2017
'Sleep Positioners' a Danger to Baby: FDA

Infants should always be put to sleep on their back on a firm, bare surface

10/3/2017
Measles Making a Comeback in the United States

Though the rate remains low, study shows it doubled between 2001 and 2015

10/2/2017
Reassuring Kids After Another Senseless Tragedy

Psychiatrists urge parents to stress to young concertgoers that events like Las Vegas shooting remain rare

9/29/2017
Researchers Learn More About Gender's Role in Autism Risk

When oldest female child has the disorder, risk is raised for younger siblings, especially boys: study

9/28/2017
It's Time to Get Your Flu Shot Again

U.S. health officials say this season could be a tough one

9/27/2017
Health Tip: Keep Kids Safe From Fire and Heat

Suggestions to prevent burns

9/26/2017
20 Percent of U.S. Teens May Have Had a Concussion

Contact sports is a leading reason why, study contends

9/25/2017
Gun Violence in Movies a Trigger for Teens?

Parents need to keep weapons locked up, limit exposure to media violence, experts say

9/21/2017
When Adults Show Determination, Babies Copy

'It's OK to let your kids see you sweat,' researcher says

9/21/2017
When a Cold or Flu Strikes a Family Member

How to keep everyone else healthy

9/20/2017
Health Tip: Is Your Baby Teething?

Recognizing signs and symptoms

9/19/2017
Youth Football Ups Odds of Brain Problems in Adulthood

Researchers say greater risk of behavior issues, depression in those who played tackle before age 12

9/19/2017
Doctors Eye the Danger From 'Nerf' Guns

'Bullets' bought online may be contributing to ocular injuries

9/18/2017
9/18/2017
9/18/2017
Health Tip: Design a Non-Toxic Nursery

Make your baby's space safe

9/15/2017
Joining Your Kid on That Playground Slide? Think Again

It seems like fun but can be a quick trip to a broken limb, study authors warn

9/15/2017
Golf Carts' Use Is Spreading, and So Is Danger to Kids

Study of more than 100 kids treated at trauma centers reveals serious injuries

9/15/2017
Parents Getting Better at Using Car Seats Safely

But older kids often miss out on booster seats

9/15/2017
Young Kids With Cellphones Face a Hidden Risk

Study finds elementary school children with phones are more likely to be cyberbullied

9/15/2017
More U.S. Kids Landing in ER With Opioid Addiction

Researcher calls findings an emerging public health issue

9/14/2017
Vision Problems Common in Babies Infected With Zika

Impairments range in severity, two studies found

9/14/2017
Health Tip: On Kids and Pets

How to prepare children for furry friends

9/12/2017
Hurricanes May Have Longer-Lasting Impact on Kids

Child expert offers tips on helping youngsters recover from the storms

9/11/2017
State Laws Curb Kids' Injuries Tied to Off-Road Vehicles

In Massachusetts, ER visits down as much as 50 percent, study found

9/9/2017
Brown-Bagging It? Think Outside the Box

Dietitian shares tips for tasty, affordable lunches

9/7/2017
Get Your Kids to Eat Smart at School

Helping youngsters make the right food choices

9/7/2017
9/6/2017
Put Flu Shot on the Back-to-School Checklist

By late October is best, says American Academy of Pediatrics

9/6/2017
Team Sports for Kids: A Winning Combo

Life lessons can be learned on the playing field

9/6/2017
Health Tip: Suggestions for New Moms

Tips to help ward off depression

9/6/2017
Harvey's Wrath Still Poses Risks to Children

Toxins left by flood waters a particular concern, doctors say

9/5/2017
Throat Bacteria Linked to Bone and Joint Infection in Kids

Study found one particular germ in 70 percent of children with additional infections

9/5/2017
Helping Kids Adapt to a New School

Ease the transition to a different grade or district

9/5/2017
9/4/2017
Back to School, Back to Planning for Kids With Autism, ADHD

Thinking ahead and keeping a calendar with important dates can help make transition smoother

9/3/2017
Take the Back Pain Out of Backpacks

Make sure your child isn't carrying too heavy a load

9/1/2017
Does General Anesthesia Affect Babies' Brains?

Small study finds reduction in white matter among children operated on as infants

9/1/2017
Nasal Flu Vaccine's Demise May Mean Fewer Immunized Kids

Overall child immunization rates fell after CDC advised against the inhaled form, study shows

9/1/2017
Pediatricians Sound Alarm on Rapid Weight Changes in Young Athletes

Both short- and long-term damage can result from quick losses or gains

9/1/2017
Health Tip: Food Safety for College Students

Suggestions to prevent food poisoning

8/31/2017
Brain Scans Offer Clues to Why Some Teens Pile on Pounds

Imaging showed less activity in the areas responsible for reining in impulses

8/31/2017
8/30/2017
America's New Dads Are Older Than Ever

Average age of new fathers has risen to 31, study finds

8/30/2017
Health Tip: Avoid Juice Before Age 1

Offer fresh fruit as a healthier choice

8/29/2017
Many Parents Don't Tell Doctor About 'Complementary' Therapy Use in Kids

Hiding info from pediatricians could be risky for young patients, report authors say

8/29/2017
Many Parents Not Happy With Later School Start Times

More shut-eye means healthier, more alert students, but survey finds half of parents pushing back

8/29/2017
8/28/2017
Vaccination 101: Make Sure Kids Are Up to Date

Classrooms, locker rooms and dormitories are breeding grounds for bacteria and viruses, expert says