Parenting Health News

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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

1/14/2008
1/12/2008
Schedules Revised for Flu, Meningitis Vaccines

Goal is to make it easier for parents to protect their children, CDC says

1/11/2008
Health Tip: Working and Breast-feeding

Suggestions on how to manage both

1/10/2008
1/10/2008
Health Tip: Postpartum Depression

What may be behind unhappy feelings after giving birth

1/9/2008
5 Factors Help Predict Psychosis in Children

Family history of schizophrenia, social withdrawal among symptoms, study finds

1/8/2008
Smoking in Movies Linked to Kids Lighting Up

Many youth-rated films show smoking scenes, study says, and that early exposure influences young people to start the habit

1/8/2008
Health Tip: Help Your Newborn Sleep Longer

Establish a bedtime routine

1/7/2008
Parental Control of Eating Leads to Lighter Toddlers

Pushing child to eat more or less food had same effect on weight at age 2, study says

1/7/2008
Health Tip: Help Ease Growing Pains

Here's what you can do

1/6/2008
Breast Is Best for Reducing Stress

Early breast-feeding may bolster kids' ability to handle anxiety

1/4/2008
Almost Half of 10-Year-Olds Have Tasted Alcohol

These initial sips typically happen in the home or at church, study finds

1/4/2008
Health Tip: Get Children Tested for Lead Poisoning

Keep your home and children safe

1/1/2008
Children Who Sleep Less Weigh More

Kids' sleep patterns also vary by season, day, researchers report

1/1/2008
Happy Marriage Eases Wife's Workday Tension

But marriage quality had no effect on working men's stress, study found

1/1/2008
Health Tip: Make Reading a Daily Activity

Suggestions for encouraging your child to read

12/28/2007
Childhood Diabetes Boosts Risk for Kidney Problems

Lifestyle changes are key to avoiding complications, doctors say

12/26/2007
Study Spotlights 'Exercise-Friendly' Day-Care Centers

Outdoor spaces and lots of portable toys get kids moving, researchers say

12/25/2007
Parents Face Tough Questions When Santa's Magic Fades

The best response to little skeptics? Simply listen, experts say

12/20/2007
Parents Should Postpone Child Vaccine Booster: CDC

Recall of 1.2 million doses of the standard Hib shot means shortage could last a year, experts say

12/20/2007
Parents' Smoking Boosts Child's Allergy Risk

Secondhand fumes doubled the odds, study found

12/19/2007
Health Tip: Ear Infection May Not Need Antibiotic

But your child must be examined by a doctor

12/18/2007
12/17/2007
12/17/2007
Health Tip: Make Exercise Fun

Ways to get young children interested

12/16/2007
Picking the Right Toys Isn't Child's Play

Find items or activities that stretch youngsters' creativity and forge bonds with others, experts say

12/13/2007
Health Tip: Changing Your Baby's Diaper

Suggestions for first-time parents

12/13/2007
Common Infant Vaccine Recalled

Hib shot shields against meningitis, pneumonia, but experts say recall shouldn't be health threat

12/12/2007
Health Tip: When Your Child Has a Fever

How to keep her comfortable

12/11/2007
Health Tip: Choose Children's Shoes Carefully

Select the right ones for growing feet

12/7/2007
Health Tip: Best Toys for Baby

Both safe and stimulating

12/7/2007
Pneumonia Vaccine Is Keeping Kids Healthier

New shot has cut hospitalizations by more than half, CDC study finds

12/5/2007
Overweight Kids Often Become Obese, Unhealthy Adults

Experts warn of surge in cardiovascular troubles by 2035

12/5/2007
Health Tip: When Your Child Gets a Nosebleed

Keep yourself and the child calm

12/5/2007
Depressed Moms' Kids at Higher Injury Risk

Boys, especially, were also more likely to 'act out', study found

12/4/2007
Honey Beats Meds at Soothing Kids' Cough

A dose of the sweet stuff helped children sleep, study found

12/3/2007
Want to Raise a Fruit-and-Veggie Lover? Be Persistent

Offering your baby healthy foods early and often works, research suggests

12/2/2007
Breaking Down Barriers to End-of-Life Care for Children

Effective communication with doctors and respect for role of parents are key, survey finds

11/30/2007
Health Tip: Burping Your New Baby

Suggestions for first-time parents

11/30/2007
We Can! Program Takes Aim at Childhood Obesity

The national partnership wants to create a healthier America

11/29/2007
Health Tip: Cut Baby's Nails

To prevent scratches

11/28/2007
Health Tip: Bringing Baby Home

Suggestions for when you leave the hospital

11/25/2007
Tooth Decay Is Kids' Stuff

Attention to dental care can even start in the womb, experts say

11/22/2007
Health Tip: Make the Holidays More Meaningful

Suggestions for you and your children

11/21/2007
Babies Can Tell Friend From Foe

Researchers say infants make distinctions based on behaviors

11/21/2007
Health Tip: Keep Kids on a Realistic Schedule

Avoid planning too many activities