Parenting Health News

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7/24/2007
Health Tip: Your Teething Baby

What's normal, what's not

7/23/2007
Lactose Intolerance Doesn't Mean Goodbye to Dairy

Kids need milk products for strong bones, pediatricians say

7/23/2007
Health Tip: Bicycle Safety for Children

Teach your kids rules of the road

7/20/2007
Studies Track Treatment Outcomes for Kids With ADHD

Meds plus behavior therapy work best, but symptoms can return

7/20/2007
Youngest Infants at Risk of Death While Seated

Incidence is rare, but age seems to make a difference, study finds

7/16/2007
Health Tip: Feeding a Child Athlete

Make sure the youngster is getting the right foods and liquids

7/13/2007
Health Tip: When Babies Spit Up

It's not vomiting, and it's normal

7/12/2007
Report Details Gains, Reversals for U.S. Children

While teen birth rate hits record low, obesity is a growing worry

7/11/2007
Most U.S. Newborns Now Screened for Genetic Disease

State-by-state 'report card' shows rates nearly doubled in two years

7/11/2007
Kids Living Near School Rarely Walk There: Study

It's a missed opportunity for fitness, researchers say

7/10/2007
7/9/2007
Diagnosis Delays Tough on Kids With Cancer

Little research done on how often these potentially dangerous problems occur, experts say

7/8/2007
Good Parents Are Good Sports, Too

Meddling moms and dads can take the joy out of youth league activities

7/6/2007
7/5/2007
Pet Turtles Pose Salmonella Danger to Kids

They're banned from sale by law but still appear at flea markets, pet shops, experts say

7/4/2007
Health Tip: Preventing Swimmer's Ear

An infection that commonly occurs after pool use

7/3/2007
When It Comes to Fireworks, Leave the Shows to the Pros

An estimated 10,800 injuries were treated in U.S. hospital emergency rooms in 2005

7/3/2007
Video Games Cut Into Teens' Reading, Studying

Another study finds use of violent 'Mature'-rated games is common

7/2/2007
ATVs Not the Only Off-Road Danger to Kids

Go-carts, scooters, other vehicles are leading cause of harm, study shows

6/28/2007
6/28/2007
CDC Panel Recommends Meningitis Vaccine for All Teens

New guideline includes children from 11 through 18 years of age

6/27/2007
Video Games' Addictive Nature Unclear: AMA

Doctors' group backs away from tougher stance, citing need for more research

6/26/2007
Health Tip: Dangers of Sleeping With Baby

Suffocation and strangulation are possible

6/26/2007
Health Tip: Stop Your Child From Biting

Suggestions to break the habit

6/25/2007
Sugary Drinks Fattening Up Preschoolers

Fruit-flavored drinks, sodas between meals are a big culprit, study finds

6/22/2007
Study Compares Teen Driver Safety

Young passengers safer if the teen is an older sibling, research shows

6/22/2007
Candy Cigarettes May Lead to the Real Thing

Adult smokers much more likely to have played with them as kids, study finds

6/22/2007
Health Tip: Preventing Illness at Day Care

Precautions can reduce the spread of germs

6/21/2007
Health Tip: Helping Your Child Through Puberty

Explain that such changes are normal

6/20/2007
Digging Holes in the Sand Can Be Deadly

31 people, mostly kids, have suffocated over the past 10 years, experts say

6/20/2007
Health Tip: Creating a Healthy Body Image

Help prevent eating disorders

6/20/2007
Health Tip: Feeding Picky Eaters

Suggestions to get them eating

6/19/2007
Smokers' Infants Have High Nicotine Levels

Mom's habit quadruples concentration of cotinine in urine, study finds

6/18/2007
Caring for Grandkids Won't Strain Grandparents' Health

Study even found modest improvements in health over time

6/15/2007
Health Tip: Dealing With Temper Tantrums

How to avoid emotional outbursts

6/13/2007
Health Tip: Keeping Kids Safe

Rid your home of potential hazards

6/11/2007
Antibiotic Use in Infants May Up Asthma Risk

The drugs might kill off bad and good bacteria, study suggests

6/11/2007
Add Meningitis Shot to Summer Camp To-Do List

The potentially lethal disease can strike youngsters, experts warn

6/8/2007
Cut Down on Lawn Mower Injuries This Summer

Watch out for flying rocks, steep slopes, experts warn

6/8/2007
Postpartum Depression: A Risk for New Dads, Too

In one large study, 10 percent of fathers reported symptoms

6/7/2007
Experts Offer Parents Guidance on Avoiding Congenital Heart Defects

Folic acid supplements, consultation with doctors important

6/6/2007
Health Tip: When Teens Are Depressed

Don't try to get through it alone

6/5/2007
Most Guns in Homes With Young Kids Not Stored Safely

70% of parents surveyed say they don't take adequate precautions, researchers report

6/5/2007
More Research That Secondhand Smoke Harms Kids

Even minor exposure can compromise cardiovascular system, study says

6/4/2007
Many Teen Girls Use Steroids

Self-image, not sports, is the motivation, study says

6/1/2007
Poor Bond With Siblings May Boost Depression Risk

The exact nature of the link isn't clear, study's authors say

5/31/2007
Health Tip: Leaving Your Child Home Alone

How to know when she's old enough

5/30/2007
Preschoolers Don't Need Math to Do Math

They already have good grasp of how much is 'more' or 'less,' study shows

5/30/2007
Health Tip: Safe Toys For Your Child

Here's how to help prevent accidents

5/29/2007
Most Errors in Pediatric Chemo Make It to Patients

Dispensing, administration mistakes were most likely cause, study found