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Brush Up on Swim Safety for Summer May 29, 2017

Pediatricians' group offers tips on how to protect kids by the pool, lake or ocean

Lawn Mowers Are Risky Business for Kids May 29, 2017

Injuries can lead to amputations, pediatric trauma expert cautions

Health Tip: Dealing With a Dog Bite May 29, 2017

Here's what to do

Hospital 'Baby Boxes' May Help Prevent SIDS in Newborns May 26, 2017

The innovative take-home gift helped curb the dangerous practice of bed-sharing, study found

Health Tip: Is Your Backyard Safe? May 26, 2017

Here's how you can improve safety

Do Daughters Bring Out a Dad's 'Softer Side'? May 25, 2017

Study found men raising toddlers were more responsive, emotional with girls than boys

1 in 5 U.S. Kids Killed in Crashes Not Restrained Properly May 24, 2017

Finding highlights importance of car seats, seat belts for young passengers

Health Tip: Keep Newborns Safer May 24, 2017

Suggestions to protect your baby

Helping Ease Kids' Fears After Manchester Terror Attack May 23, 2017

Mental health experts say it's important for parents to encourage teens to follow through with their plans

No Fruit Juice Before Age 1, Pediatricians Say May 22, 2017

Plus, they support limits for older kids and doing away with sippy cups for toddlers

Health Tip: Limit a Young Child's Media Time May 17, 2017

Here are potential benefits

Playgrounds Aren't Always All Fun and Games May 16, 2017

Fortunately, there are ways to prevent injuries to children, ER doc says

Many Parents Underestimate Drowning Risks May 15, 2017

More than one-third surveyed would let child swim unsupervised in neighborhood or hotel pool

Program Helps Young Adults With Autism Find Jobs May 11, 2017

Navigating adult services is challenging, autism experts say

Treat Autism Even Before Symptoms Show? May 11, 2017

Small study found 'at-risk' babies did better if therapists trained parents to communicate more effectively

Too Many Parents Say No to Helmets for Kids on Wheels May 10, 2017

Use of safety gear lags despite thousands of visits to U.S. hospitals each week, survey finds

Tracking Devices May Ease Minds of Parents of Kids With Autism May 05, 2017

Wandering is a hazard for these children, and this technology helps, review finds

'Dr. Google' May Undermine Parents' Trust in Their Pediatrician May 05, 2017

Tell the doctor what info you saw online so your concerns can be addressed, study suggests

Health Tip: Be a Safe Driver for Your Kids May 05, 2017

Suggestions to follow

Guns Send About 16 U.S. Kids to the Hospital Every Day May 04, 2017

Many of those injuries are accidental, study finds

Reading to Babies Translates Into More Literate Preschoolers May 04, 2017

Study found moms who read to their infants had children with better vocabulary, reading skills

Reasons Why Parents Should Be Wary of '13 Reasons Why' May 04, 2017

Netflix series is too explicit in depicting teen suicide while leaving out key elements, mental health experts warn

More Starring Roles for Booze in Kids' Movies, Study Finds May 04, 2017

Drinking figured in 85 percent of the top children's films over 2 decades

A Toddler's Screen Time Tied to Speech Delay May 04, 2017

Findings support American Academy of Pediatrics guidelines on technology use by very young children

When Grandparents Raise Grandkids, Are They Up to Date on Child Safety? May 04, 2017

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

Are Smartphones Helping or Harming Kids' Mental Health? May 03, 2017

More use is linked to attention and behavior problems, but also less anxiety, study finds

U.S. Toddlers Eat More French Fries Than Vegetables May 01, 2017

Federal stats show some don't eat any veggies at all, and some infants don't get any breast milk

Health Tip: Parents, Set Rules About Driving for Teens May 01, 2017

These guidelines will help them stay safe

Are Bullies Getting Run Out of U.S. Schools? May 01, 2017

Abuse rates dropped about 2 percent a year over a decade, survey finds

Summer Camp Prep for Kids With Allergies, Asthma April 29, 2017

Meet with staff beforehand and clarify expectations, doctor advises

Happy Mom Means Less Colicky Baby April 28, 2017

Mothers' support system also seems to have protective effect, study suggests

Brineura Approved for Rare Genetic Illness Affecting Kids April 28, 2017

Batten disease is a neurologic disorder that typically affects young children

Kids' Sun Safety Means 'Slip, Slap, Slop' April 28, 2017

Skin cancer expert offers advice for protection against summer rays

Health Tip: Turn Off Those Screens April 28, 2017

Suggestions to limit TV and PC time

Is Your Child Using Drugs? April 27, 2017

Telltale signs to watch for

Are Kids' Vaccines a Victim of Their Own Success? April 27, 2017

The shots have cut disease rates so low that some parents underestimate the threat, doctors say

Cancer Risk Rises After Childhood Organ Transplant: Study April 26, 2017

Yet overall chances to any one child remain low, researchers stressed

Are You Raising an 'Emotional Eater'? April 25, 2017

Calming kids with food can start a vicious, fattening cycle, study says

In America's Poorest Communities, a Greater Risk of Child Abuse Deaths April 24, 2017

Study authors hope new national data will spur further research and targeted prevention efforts

You Can Probably Credit Your Genes for These Facial Features April 21, 2017

Twins study found DNA most at play for nose's tip, area around lips, cheekbones

At What Age Can Kids Safely Cross the Street? April 21, 2017

In simulated experiments, the task was too tough for children younger than 14

Prince Harry's Journey Shows Grief Can Be a Long Road April 18, 2017

Mental health experts say his decades-long struggle with his mother's death all too common for children

Zika Can Harm Babies' Vision, Too April 18, 2017

Study of 43 South American infants found damage to retinas and optic nerves

Health Tip: Minimizing Violence During Screen Time April 18, 2017

Here's what parents can do

What's the Best Seasonal Allergy Med for Your Kid? April 17, 2017

Wealth of options may leave moms and dads wondering which kind and how much to give, survey finds

When Parents Get Vaccinated, Their Kids Do Too April 17, 2017

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

Health Tip: Concerned About Your Child's Weight? April 17, 2017

How to discuss with your doctor

Is Kindergarten the New First Grade? April 16, 2017

Study finds kids have higher reading skills when they enter 1st grade than they did a decade ago

Don't Let Bugs Dampen Your Outdoor Fun April 15, 2017

Dermatologist offers tips to avoid pests and treat their bites

Health Tip: Checking Your Child's Moles April 13, 2017

Characteristics you should watch for