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Health Tip: Help Your Underweight Child Gain Safely July 22, 2016

Nutritious foods can help add a few pounds

3 in 4 Youngsters Exposed to Laundry Pod Detergent Suffer Poisoning July 21, 2016

Hospitalizations 4 times more common with pods compared to other detergents, study finds

Helping a Child Manage a Chronic Illness July 21, 2016

Feeling they have control over their health helps, researchers say

Noisy Homes Can Slow a Toddler's Vocabulary July 21, 2016

Limit background chatter when teaching new words, study says

Health Tip: Kids Should Wear Life Jackets July 20, 2016

Suggestions that could save a life

Limit Kids' Exposure to Media Violence, Pediatricians Say July 18, 2016

Parents need to tighten the reins, while media needs to stop glorifying aggression, statement says

Anesthesia Safe for Kids, Doctors' Group Says July 15, 2016

But concerns, child's health history should be discussed with anesthesiologists before surgery

Making Sense of Senseless Violence July 15, 2016

Expert advice to help you -- and kids -- cope with the seemingly unending string of catastrophes

Heavy Moms Likelier to Pile Food on Kids' Plates: Study July 15, 2016

Researcher suggests parents serve normal portions and let kids ask for more if they don't feel full

Health Tip: Watch Children Near Pool Drains July 15, 2016

Suggestions to help keep them safe

Is Swimming Safe in Areas With the Freshwater 'Brain-Eating' Amoeba? July 14, 2016

No need to avoid lakes and rivers -- disease experts say infection is exceedingly rare

Early Bedtime for Preschoolers, Healthier Weight Later? July 14, 2016

Getting shuteye by 8 p.m. appeared linked with lower obesity risk as teens, researchers say

Health Tip: When Potty Training Doesn't Go Well July 14, 2016

Figure out what's causing the problem

Allergies Less Common in Kids Who Suck Thumb, Bite Nails July 11, 2016

Findings boost 'hygiene hypothesis,' study authors suggest

Obese Preschoolers More Likely to Be Hospitalized July 08, 2016

Study also found health care costs about 60 percent higher for these kids

Health Tip: Keep Lead From Your Home July 08, 2016

Take steps to protect your family

Health Tip: Protect Your Child's Sandbox July 07, 2016

Things to help prevent contamination

Toys Remain Viral Playground for 24 Hours July 05, 2016

Kids can get exposed in common play areas, like doctors' offices, researchers warn

Junk Food Ads Sway Kids' Preferences July 05, 2016

Children under 8 most vulnerable to marketing's effects, study says

Family Key to Helping Teens Avoid Obesity July 01, 2016

Good relationship with parents, especially between fathers and sons, fosters healthy habits, study finds

Health Tip: Choosing the Right Potty Seat June 30, 2016

Make sure your child feels comfortable

Stay Alert for Child Drowning Dangers This Summer June 29, 2016

More than half of victims are under 5, but older kids and teens still at risk

Allergists: Daily Bath OK for Kids With Eczema June 29, 2016

The key is immediately following tub time with moisturizer

Not Kidding: Childless Couples Happier June 29, 2016

Lack of standard paid leave in U.S. takes toll on parents' well-being, study finds

Health Tip: Toddlers Should Get Vitamins From Diet June 28, 2016

How to get what young children need

Those Baby 'Milestones' May Have Longer-Term Importance June 27, 2016

Early standing could signal better learning and memory skills in preschool years, research suggests

Hovering Parents May Harm Kids June 25, 2016

Study found too much pressure for good grades raised risk for anxiety, depression

Guidelines Stop Heat Stroke Deaths in High School Athletes June 23, 2016

Protocols help get students used to the heat during preseason practice

Health Tip: Keep Kids Safe in a Bounce House June 20, 2016

Make sure it's properly installed

Baby Your Baby With Sunscreen June 16, 2016

For starters, apply it at least 15 minutes before heading out, pediatrician advises

Health Tip: Use Safety Belts Properly on Kids June 16, 2016

When they've outgrown a booster, strap them in safely

Pet Turtles Continue to Spread Salmonella June 15, 2016

15 outbreaks in U.S. linked to the illegal reptiles

Kids Gain From More 'Dad Time' June 13, 2016

Pediatricians' report details the many benefits

Childhood Sleep Guidelines Vary by Age June 13, 2016

Right amount leads to better behavior, attention and memory, doctors say

Essentials for Keeping Kids Safe This Summer June 10, 2016

Expert shares tips for injury-free outdoor play

Parents Often Using TVs, Tablets as 'Electronic Babysitters' June 10, 2016

Study of 44 families found parent-child interaction rare during hours when preschoolers watched media

Teen Smoking Down, E-Cigarette Use Up June 09, 2016

CDC survey finds adolescents hear some health messages, but not all

Health Tip: Recognizing Low Self-Esteem June 09, 2016

Moodiness and making excuses are signs in children

No Sex Please, I'm a Stressed New Mom June 09, 2016

Study finds both partners struggle when mothers feel overwhelmed

Parents: Stay Mum on Daughter's Weight June 08, 2016

Girls who hear comments on size more likely to be overweight as adults, study finds

Sound Sleep Elusive for Many Kids With ADHD June 08, 2016

Those with the attention disorder sleep less, take longer to fall asleep at night, study finds

Do Big Bottles Kickstart Infant Weight Issues? June 07, 2016

Smaller baby bottles might help prevent early obesity in formula-fed infants, study suggests

Pop Stars Often Hawk Unhealthy Foods to Kids: Study June 06, 2016

Katy Perry, Justin Timberlake and others endorse sugary, less healthy fare, researchers say

Overweight Kids Eat Only a Bit More Per Meal June 03, 2016

Study finds difference is surprisingly small -- just 11 calories on average

Health Tip: If Your Child Is Allergic to Dust June 03, 2016

Suggestions for what to do at home

'Hard' Tap Water Linked to Eczema in Babies June 02, 2016

Skin condition seems more likely in areas with high mineral content in water, study finds

Calling Your Kid 'Fat' Could Be Counterproductive June 01, 2016

Mom and Dad often misjudge child's weight, studies find

Baby's Early Walking May Mean Stronger Bones as Teen May 31, 2016

Researchers say parents can help improve odds by practicing with toddlers at home

Many Parents Ill-Informed About Kids' Asthma Meds May 31, 2016

Only half surveyed knew what drugs were prescribed, how to use them

Researchers Uncover Surprises About Celiac Disease May 31, 2016

Immune condition most common among people descended from the Punjab region of India