Parenting Health News

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4/11/2008
When a Mind Begins to Disappear: A Young Family's Journey to the Dark Side

'I thought Alzheimer's, I thought gray hair,' says Chicago father of 3 who has early-onset version of disease.

4/8/2008
Too Little Sleep Leads to Too Much Weight for Kids

And some parents may unsuspectingly contribute to their child's sleep problems, researchers say

4/4/2008
Young Gymnasts Tumbling and Vaulting Their Way to the ER

Injuries send more than 26,000 rushing in for acute care each year, study finds

4/3/2008
Mother-Child Bond Affects Quality of Conflict Resolution

Security determined outcome of 'terrible 2s' battles but not frequency, study suggests

4/3/2008
More Than 90,000 U.S. Infants Are Victims of Abuse or Neglect

Effects of maltreatment can damage a child for a lifetime, researchers say

4/2/2008
Report Finds Big Disparities in Well-Being of U.S. Kids

Huge gap exists between best and worst states, with Vermont on top and Louisiana at bottom

4/2/2008
4/2/2008
Very Premature Babies Show Raised Risk for Autism

Second study finds having autistic child shrinks family income by 14%

3/28/2008
Dads' Substance Use Hurts Expectant Moms' Efforts to Quit

Many mothers return to old habits if father continues smoking, drinking, study says

3/27/2008
Health Tip: Help Your Child's Cognitive Development

Encourage thinking and reasoning

3/26/2008
Too Little Vitamin D May Soften Baby's Skull

Deficiency could cause even more serious troubles later on, study suggests

3/24/2008
Sex Ed Can Help Prevent Teen Pregnancy

Study also suggests it won't boost sexual activity among youth

3/24/2008
3/22/2008
Music as Medicine

Music therapy can help reduce anxiety and improve physical health

3/22/2008
Poison Prevention Tips to Protect the Most Vulnerable

Wise use, and storage, of cleaning supplies, chemicals can shield children from harm

3/18/2008
Health Tip: Preparing for Parenthood

Get organized before the baby is born

3/13/2008
Secondhand Smoke Hikes Tots' Risk of Heart Disease

Younger children are more affected than teens, a new study finds

3/13/2008
For Adolescents, Inhalants Are Drug of Choice

But sniffing common household chemicals can be deadly, experts say

3/12/2008
Teens Spending Too Much Screen Time

Girls in poor neighborhoods most likely to watch TVs or computers, study finds

3/12/2008
Health Tip: If Your Child is a Vegetarian

Make sure the child gets the right nutrients

3/10/2008
Health Tip: Choosing a Pediatrician

Things to keep in mind

3/7/2008
Researchers Gain New Insights Into SIDS

While pacifiers may be a benefit, back-sleeping is still the best approach

3/6/2008
Health Tip: Putting Your Child to Bed

Improve the child's chances for a good night's sleep

3/5/2008
Health Tip: Choose the Right Backpack

Prevent back problems in your child

3/4/2008
Restricting TV and Computer Time Helps Kids Lose Weight

Finding offers hope for curbing pediatric obesity epidemic in U.S.

3/3/2008
Skip Breakfast, Pack on the Pounds

Teens who start the day with a healthful meal tend to stay trimmer, study suggests

3/3/2008
3/3/2008
That 'Sex Talk' With Your Kids Should Be Ongoing

Continuing dialogue can head off risky behaviors, study suggests

2/29/2008
Babies Really Can Light Up Your Life

Study shows an infant's face sparks a response in the adult brain

2/29/2008
2/28/2008
Spanking Raises Chances of Risky, Deviant Sexual Behavior

Review found physical punishment of kids linked to unprotected, masochistic sex as adults

2/28/2008
2/28/2008
Health Tip: Depression in Children

Here are some warning signs

2/26/2008
Health Tip: Watch For Frostbite

Here's what to do if there are symptoms

2/26/2008
Teen Aggression May Really Be a State of Mind

Study finds biological differences in brains of combative kids

2/19/2008
Health Tip: Timeouts for Toddlers

Safely teach your child right from wrong

2/15/2008
2/13/2008
Health Tip: If Your Child Goes to the Hospital

How to make the experience less frightening

2/11/2008
Health Tip: Baby Teeth Need Attention

Dental care should begin early

2/8/2008
Health Tip: Protect Your Child From Flu

Vaccination is an easy preventative

2/8/2008
2/7/2008
Report Shows Dangerous Chemical Can Leach From Baby Bottles

Environmentalists want bisphenol A banned from products for infants

2/7/2008
Birth Problems Linked to Teenage Fathers

Risky behaviors may damage sperm, experts say

2/5/2008
9/11 Exposure Linked to Behavior Trouble in Kids

Preschoolers living near the World Trade Center had sleeplessness, other problems, study shows

2/4/2008
Eye Blinks May ID Fetal Alcohol Exposure

Study links a brain area to later learning deficits

2/4/2008
Health Tip: When Baby is Crying

Here are possible causes and solutions

1/31/2008
Docs Should Tell All About Cord Blood Banks

New guidelines say differences between nonprofit, for-profit banks should be explained

1/30/2008
Health Tip: Teens, Talk With Your Parents

Improve family communication

1/24/2008
Health Tip: Pack for the Hospital Before Giving Birth

What to bring for both you and baby

1/15/2008
Maternal Distress Raises Risk of Childhood Asthma

Study finds moms with persistent depression, anxiety more likely to have children with airway disease