Family Health News

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

How to keep everyone else healthy

9/1/2017
Getting Fit as a Family

Exercise fun that strengthens familial bonds

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

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

8/28/2017
More Than Half of Americans Will Need Nursing Home Care: Study

More short-term stays the biggest factor fueling the increase

8/22/2017
Caregiving Needs Double as End of Life Nears

Most rely on family members to provide that support, researchers say

8/8/2017
Caring for Aging Parents

When you need help to help them

7/28/2017
Work-Family Conflict

Juggling work and family puts both women and men to the test, study finds

7/27/2017
'Super Moms' and 'Super Dads': Work-Home Conflicts Affect Both Genders

'We need to bring men into the conversation,' researcher says

7/26/2017
The Couple That Lives Together Shares Skin Bacteria Together

Similarities allowed researchers to pinpoint which folks were partners 86 percent of the time

7/10/2017
Most Breast Cancer Patients Have Help Choosing Treatments

Support system can be useful when weighing complex therapy options, study authors say

7/7/2017
2 of 3 Americans Don't Have 'Advance Directive' for End of Life

Document lets family members know your wishes

6/29/2017
Depression May Worsen Health for Cancer Caregivers

Identifying signs early on might help protect these loved ones, study suggests

6/21/2017
6/2/2017
'Making the Best of It': Families Face the Heavy Burden of Alzheimer's

With U.S. cases expected to triple to 16 million by 2050, support for caregivers desperately needed

6/1/2017
Advocating for a Loved One

The many facets of caregiving

6/1/2017
Technology and Family Dynamics

How much does technology really disrupt family life?

5/19/2017
Women Aren't Better at Reading People's Faces After All

Study found men were just as good at gauging others in social settings

5/17/2017
It's Often Family to the Rescue During Opioid ODs

Study finds increased access to antidote may allow relatives to turn tragedy into a second chance

5/4/2017
When Grandparents Raise Grandkids, Are They Up to Date on Child Safety?

Study found some lacked info on baby sleep positioning, proper fever relief

5/2/2017
Loving, Supportive Kids May Help Lower Seniors' Dementia Risk

But negative relationships with children, spouse increased chances, study finds

4/30/2017
Cooking at Home Means Eating Better, Spending Less

8 out of 10 Americans' diets fall short, and dining out a big reason why, research suggests

4/17/2017
When Parents Get Vaccinated, Their Kids Do Too

Flu shot study showed that healthy vaccination practices may run in the family

3/24/2017
Many Talks on End-of-Life Wishes End in Confusion, Study Shows

Just 3 out of 10 accurately understood what their loved one wanted

3/22/2017
Helping Cancer Caregivers Help Themselves

Loved ones must find time to address their own needs in order help others, social workers advise

3/21/2017
Family History of Colon Cancer Calls for Earlier Screening

Talk to your doctor if relatives have had this cancer

3/14/2017
Parenthood an Elixir for Longevity?

Study found link, but researchers can't say for sure why

3/13/2017
Refugees Deserve Health Care, Compassion, U.S. Pediatricians Say

New policy statement urges government to keep families together, not place kids in detention centers

3/2/2017
Keep an Eye Out for Eating Disorders in Loved Ones

If you suspect someone has a problem, be careful not to shame or criticize, eating disorder expert says

2/17/2017
'Love Hormone' Helps Dads and Babies Bond

Brain scans show distinct response when fathers gaze at their kids

2/15/2017
Teens May Go Hungry as Poorest Families Struggle to Feed Kids

Parents skip meals so children can eat, but youngest siblings get priority if there's not enough food

2/14/2017
Be Your Child's Valentine

The American Academy of Pediatrics offers tips for showing kids your love every day

1/18/2017
Incentives May Spur Poor Families to Buy More Fruits, Veggies

Many may not know about program that doubles value of food stamps spent on produce, study finds

1/5/2017
12/21/2016
Holiday Decor Can Be Hazardous

Pediatrics group cautions parents to keep toxic berries and other holiday ornaments away from small children

12/14/2016
Child Abuse Cases in Army Families May Be Under-Reported

Some kids 'are falling through the cracks of a broken system,' researcher says

12/8/2016
Health Tip: Do Things as a Family

Exercise and eat together

11/22/2016
Palliative Care Raises Quality of Life, But Doesn't Extend It

Researchers find value for extremely ill patients and their caregivers, but add that it doesn't affect survival

11/7/2016
Health Tip: Teach Your Family Fire Safety

And be sure to have an escape plan

10/26/2016
Less Than Half of Older Hip Fracture Patients Fully Recover: Study

Geriatric experts cite need to set realistic expectations for the injured and their families

10/25/2016
Health Tip: Enjoy an Active Autumn

Suggestions to keep moving

10/18/2016
Expecting Twins or Triplets? What You Should Know Before They Arrive

They're double or triple the fun -- and the work -- but having a game plan helps, pediatricians say

10/17/2016
Nurturing Childhood May Pay Off Decades Later

Strong marriages in their 80s linked to earlier positive family experiences

10/14/2016
Which Generation Has Better Work Ethic?

Study compares baby boomers, Generation X and millennials

10/14/2016
9/27/2016
High Utility Bills Strain More Than the Budget

Study finds they can also trigger anxiety, depression in low-income families

9/21/2016
Health Tip: Make Time for Family Dinners

Here are potential benefits

9/16/2016
9/9/2016
Child Health Improves When Caregivers Get One-on-One Help

Family 'navigators' provide resources to help with basic needs, such as food, housing and utilities

8/25/2016
Autism-Linked Genes Often Differ Between Siblings

Findings suggest developmental disorder's causes may be even more complex

8/23/2016
Average Lifespan Longer for Twins

And, identical twins tend to outlive fraternal twins, study shows