Parenting Health News

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3/23/2007
Health Tip: My Child's Sick

Should I take him to the doctor?

3/23/2007
Health Tip: If Your Child Has a Seizure

How to protect her from injury

3/20/2007
High Rate of Psychiatric Woes in Children Bereaved by 9/11

Rates of PTSD and other conditions doubled in the years after the attacks, study found

3/19/2007
Health Tip: Prevent Sports Injuries

Sports should be safe and fun

3/15/2007
Child Sexual Abuse More Likely in Single-Parent Homes

Parent's absence leaves more opportunity for predators, researchers say

3/14/2007
Chickenpox Vaccine Booster Shot a Good Idea

Protection fades after first immunization, study shows

3/14/2007
Health Tip: Prevent Obesity in Your Child

Suggestions to keep him healthy

3/13/2007
Health Tip: Building Your Child's Self-Esteem

Help her feel good about herself

3/12/2007
Health Tip: Dealing With Separation Anxiety

How to help your child say goodbye

3/12/2007
Baby Talk: Silly Sounds That Carry Real Impact

Study suggests it helps promote language development

3/9/2007
Puberty-Linked Anxieties May Lead to Panic Disorder

Raised sensitivity to body changes can make teens more prone to worry, study suggests

3/7/2007
Booster Seat Laws Keep Kids Safe

More youngsters are being properly restrained to prevent injury, researchers say

3/7/2007
Health Tip: Taking Your Child's Temperature

Which type of thermometer is best?

3/6/2007
Flu Shot Cuts Kids' Infection Risk in Half

CDC study findings back government guidelines on who should get the shots.

3/6/2007
3/6/2007
R-Rated Movies May Boost Teens' Smoking Rates

But the phenomenon was seen only in white teens, not blacks, researchers say

3/5/2007
Stressed-Out Kids More Prone to Fever

Family-linked anxiety may open the door to infection, study suggests

3/5/2007
Ibuprofen Best for Kids' Injury Pain

ER study finds over-the-counter painkiller outperformed codeine, acetaminophen

3/5/2007
Many U.S. Teens Work Dangerous Jobs

Child labor law violations are common, study found

3/2/2007
FDA to Review Cold Remedies for Kids

Some doctors say the drugs can be dangerous, particularly for the very young

3/2/2007
Health Tip: Autism Affects Children in Different Ways

But autistic children share similar behaviors

3/1/2007
Do Early Growth Spurts Protect Against Bad Cholesterol?

Finding suggests adult heart disease may have roots in childhood

2/28/2007
Too Much TV Bad for Tots' Tummies

Study of 3-year-olds found diets got worse as viewing time rose

2/28/2007
Kids Keep Slimmer When in School

It's during summer vacation when many put on too much weight, study finds

2/28/2007
Health Tip: If Your Child Has Trouble Reading

How to spot a potential reading disability

2/27/2007
Health Tip: Prevent Diaper Rash

Change them frequently

2/27/2007
Health Tip: Sterilize Your Child's Toys

To prevent the spread of germs

2/25/2007
More Teens Are Saying, 'Have a Cigar'

They're getting the message about cigarette dangers but not 'stogies', research finds

2/23/2007
Don't Wait Till School Starts to Vaccinate Against Meningitis

Parents can help reduce vaccine shortages by getting kids the shot earlier, experts say

2/21/2007
ADHD Drugs Need Better Warnings on Heart, Psychiatric Risks: FDA

All meds must now come with patient guideline inserts, agency says

2/19/2007
Being Breast-Fed May Be Key to Success

Those who were bottle-fed are less upwardly mobile, U.K. study finds

2/18/2007
Free Handbook Helps Hispanic Families Tackle ADHD

It helps parents recognize the condition in kids and seek help

2/16/2007
Kids' Sports Injuries on the Increase

Youngsters are playing too much of one sport, almost year-round, experts warn

2/15/2007
Asthma Drug Keeps Kids From Missing School

Montelukast also cut down on doctor visits, company study found

2/14/2007
Nasal Spray Flu Vaccine Beats Shots For Kids Under 5

It cut flu cases by nearly 55% compared to injected version, study finds

2/8/2007
More Than Half-Million U.S. Children Autistic: CDC

Early diagnosis and intervention is key to improvement, one expert says

2/8/2007
Health Tip: Symptoms of Addiction

Warning signs that your child may need help

2/7/2007
Sleep May Help Kids Keep Slim

Children who get more rest less prone to weight problems, study finds

2/7/2007
Health Tip: Giving Your Child Medicine

Make sure you understand its use and correct dosage

2/7/2007
Marital Conflict Not a Major Culprit in Child's Behavior: Study

But genes passed on by quarreling parents may increase risk of disruptive conduct

2/6/2007
Children's Drug Trial Program Gives Boost to Medicine, Profits

Federal initiative helps kids by improving drug makers' bottom line, study finds

2/5/2007
Early-Life Factors Raise Risks for Adult Mental Woes

Low birth weight and a history of child abuse, together, are especially harmful, study finds

2/5/2007
Certain Online Behaviors Put Teens at Risk

They include harassing others and talking about sex with people known only online, study finds

2/5/2007
TV Habits Have No Impact on Teen Exercise

So programs to get kids more active can't rely on cutting television time, study says

2/1/2007
Soccer Sends More Than 100,000 Kids to ER Annually

Boys and middle schoolers most likely to be seriously injured, suggests study

1/29/2007
Health Tip: Is Your Baby Ready for Solid Food?

Answer these questions to find out

1/28/2007
New Food Pyramid Offers Building Blocks to Good Nutrition

Americans can better individualize their eating and exercise plans

1/25/2007
Health Tip: Is Your Child at Risk for Ear Infections?

Some kids are more prone than others

1/24/2007
Some Programs Can Keep Kids From Smoking

Study finds family-based initiatives often work

1/18/2007
Good Heart Health Habits Should Start in Childhood

Parents urged to act early to reduce future risk of disease