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Gardening May Give Kids' Diets a Boost September 23, 2016

Those who gardened ate more fruits, veggies by the time they were in college, study shows

Tips for Avoiding Back-to-School Germs, Illnesses September 23, 2016

If kids do get sick, make sure they're fever-free for 24 hours before returning to class

Health Tip: Get a Safe Car for a Teen Driver September 23, 2016

Keep these criteria in mind

Smoking Losing Its Cool With Kids, CDC Says September 22, 2016

Fewer teens are smoking or showing interest in cigarettes and cigars, but e-cigs a concern

Health Tip: Kids Should Learn Microwave Safety September 22, 2016

Here's what they need to know

Cat Scratch Can Sometimes Lead to Serious Illness: CDC September 21, 2016

But there's no need to banish your feline friend -- just send fleas packing instead

Why the Teen Years May Not Be Lean Years September 21, 2016

Adolescents burn about 450 fewer calories daily than 10-year-olds, study finds

Obese Kids Have Different Germs in Their Gut September 20, 2016

Targeting specific types of bacteria might one day help treat childhood obesity, research suggests

Close Bond Between Kids, Parents Has Long-Term Health Benefits September 20, 2016

Childhood mistreatment offsets the advantages of growing up in a well-off home, research shows

Healthy Diet May Be Key to Kids' Reading Skills September 19, 2016

More fruits, vegetables, fish and whole grains linked to higher test scores in study

2 of 3 Parents Want Schools to Expand Health Education September 19, 2016

Survey shows many want kids to be taught about managing stress, depression and bullying

'Baby-Led' Weaning Doesn't Raise Choking Risk: Study September 19, 2016

But only give softened 'finger foods' to infants and watch them while they eat, researcher says

Suicide Can Strike Children as Young as 5: Study September 19, 2016

Overall numbers are low, but researchers say prevention efforts are needed

Not All Dogs Are Man's (or Kids') Best Friend September 17, 2016

Study suggests young children need to be told they shouldn't approach a scared dog

Kids With Bipolar Disorder More Likely to Abuse Drugs, Alcohol: Study September 16, 2016

And those who also have conduct disorder seem to face an even greater risk

Parents' Use of Outdated Advice May Slow Concussion Recovery September 16, 2016

Once-recommended practices such as waking a sleeping child for periodic checks can delay healing, expert says

For Kids Playing Pokemon Go, Catch These Safety Tips September 16, 2016

Pediatrics group praises physical activity but warns game could be a dangerous distraction

Health Tip: Preparing for Baby's First Teeth September 15, 2016

Here's what parents can do

Food Allergies Linked to Raised Risk of Asthma, Hay Fever September 14, 2016

Odds rise even higher when kids have more than one food allergy, researchers say

Gel Antibiotic: An Easier Ear Infection Treatment Someday? September 14, 2016

One-time application was highly effective in animal trials, but more study needed, researchers say

Smokers' Perceptions May Play Role in Addiction September 13, 2016

They were more affected by nicotine when they thought it was present in a cigarette, study showed

Heart Docs: Never Expose Kids to Cigarette Smoke September 12, 2016

Secondhand smoke can raise children's risk of heart disease, premature death

Rate of Youth Soccer Injuries More Than Doubled in 25 Years September 12, 2016

Concussion rate jumped almost 1,600 percent in same time period, study found

Play to Win When It Comes to Kids and Sports Pain September 10, 2016

Take injuries seriously, and if no improvement in a few days, see a doctor, specialist says

New 'Superlice' Resist Most Over-the-Counter Remedies September 09, 2016

But prescription medications can still send the parasites packing

Coping With College Stress September 05, 2016

Parents can help make the transition easier for new students

Doctors' Decision-Making Tool Could Cut Unnecessary Antibiotic Use September 02, 2016

A drop of about 10 percent is possible, study authors suggest

Parents' Psychiatric Issues May Adversely Affect Some Children September 01, 2016

History of antisocial disorder, suicide attempt or marijuana abuse showed the most effect, study authors say

Laser Pointers Can Cause Serious Eye Damage in Kids September 01, 2016

Although uncommon, vision impairment from these devices can be permanent, study reports

Risks Spike If Young Athletes Specialize Too Soon August 29, 2016

Pediatricians' group suggests kids play multiple sports

Teach Your Kids to Pick, Prepare and Pack Their School Lunch August 26, 2016

Getting them involved boosts the odds they will actually eat it, experts say

Health Tip: Make Sure Kids' Shoes Fit Well August 26, 2016

Suggestions to keep their feet happy

Music Therapy Helps Preemie Babies Thrive August 25, 2016

Mom's singing helps stabilize infant breathing

Health Tip: Help Kids Get Enough Exercise August 25, 2016

Make sure they're meeting these guidelines

Young Football Players Tackle Greatest Concussion Risk at Practice August 23, 2016

But experts disagree about whether certain collision drills should be curtailed

Truth or Fib? When Kids Say They're Too Sick for School August 22, 2016

An expert's advice on when to keep your child home

To Keep Teens Slim, Focus on Health not Weight August 22, 2016

New American Academy of Pediatrics guidelines cover preventing obesity and eating disorders

TV Ratings for Parents Let Violence, Drinking Slip Through August 22, 2016

Industry guidelines often misleading, study finds

Health Tip: When Kids Walk to School August 22, 2016

Here's what you should teach them

Health Tip: Early to Bed Before Back to School August 22, 2016

The routine should start now

Put Vaccines on Kids' Back-to-School List August 19, 2016

Immunizations protect against potentially devastating childhood illnesses: FDA

Think Safety When Picking, Packing School Backpacks August 19, 2016

Heavy, unbalanced loads can cause injury that is easy to avoid, experts say

Does Your Child Need Eyeglasses? August 19, 2016

Kids' eye problems often go undetected. Here's what to look for

Kitchen Cooking Burns a Real Danger for Kids August 19, 2016

Establish a 'no kid' zone in part of your kitchen to keep little ones safe

Health Tip: Eating Healthy on a Family Trip August 19, 2016

Suggestions for vacation

Peanut Allergy Treatment: The Earlier in Childhood, the Better August 18, 2016

Exposure therapy for infants and toddlers leaves 4 out of 5 'desensitized,' study finds

7 Ways to Avoid Serious Injury From School Sports August 17, 2016

Know how to reduce the risk of getting hurt so you'll be able to help your team compete

Child Dies in Hot Car Almost Once a Week August 17, 2016

Safe Kids Worldwide says little ones' bodies heat up much faster than adults

2 Kids an Hour Hurt in Strollers, Infant Carriers August 17, 2016

About one-third of these were more serious injuries, study finds

Health Tip: Keep Teen Drivers Safer August 17, 2016

Here's how

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