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More Kids and Teens Heading to ER With Headaches October 21, 2016

Study finds hospital admissions for head pain also up; reasons are unclear

Bullied Teen's Suicide Didn't Spur Copycat Attempts: Study October 21, 2016

Canadian case was highly publicized on social media, researchers report

Pediatricians: Kids Need 'Media Use Plan' From Parents October 21, 2016

Suggestions include no screen time for those under 18 months, not using media as 'soothing tool'

Kids' Media Time Adds Up, Subtracts From Homework October 21, 2016

Interest in learning new things also shrinks with greater screen time, pediatricians find

Be Aware of What You Share Online About Your Kids October 21, 2016

New review offers parents advice on how to be more careful with postings that could affect their children

1 in 3 Young Athletes With Concussion Returns to Play on Same Day October 21, 2016

But, medical recommendation is to stay out of game after head injury

Health Tip: Supporting a Child Who Is Bullied October 21, 2016

What parents can do

Top 3 Mistakes Teen Drivers Make October 20, 2016

Parents don't emphasize safety enough, experts say

Expecting Twins or Triplets? What You Should Know Before They Arrive October 18, 2016

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

Obesity More Common Among Teens With Autism: Study October 17, 2016

Addressing problem behaviors with food or TV may combat excess weight, researchers suggest

Foster Kids Face Higher Risk of Health Problems: Study October 17, 2016

They were even more vulnerable than children in low-income, single-parent families

How to Help a Child Who's Cyberbullied October 17, 2016

Expert shares common-sense tips for parents

Health Tip: Kids Don't Need a Low-Fat Diet October 17, 2016

Here's why

Texting While Parenting: A 21st Century Trap October 14, 2016

Smartphones can get in the way of family life, and stress is the result, study finds

How to Prepare Your Child for a New Brother or Sister October 13, 2016

Children's reactions to family changes depend on their age, pediatric experts advise

Why Parenting May Be More Stressful for Mom October 12, 2016

Mothers are often doing household chores, but dads get more play time with the kids, study finds

6 Keys to a Safe, Allergy-Free Halloween October 10, 2016

These tips can ease parents' worries and help kids with food allergies or asthma enjoy the holiday

Most Low-Income Dads Stay Involved With Their Kids: Study October 07, 2016

Working hours may limit parent-child time, but these men aren't 'deadbeat dads,' research finds

How 'Mindful Eating' Can Keep Kids Slim October 07, 2016

Step one, pediatrician says, is to examine emotional connection to food

Measles Outbreak Among Amish Highlights Need for Vaccinations October 05, 2016

Nearly all who were infected had not been vaccinated, researchers say

How One Clinic Got a Big Boost in HPV Vaccination Rates October 05, 2016

The cervical cancer vaccine was treated as just another scheduled shot

Health Tip: When Your Child Rides With Someone Else October 05, 2016

Suggestions to keep the youngster safe

Many Parents Think a Flu Shot Is Unnecessary October 05, 2016

Study reveals other reasons for not getting kids vaccinated

Pre-K Program Helps Low-Income Kids Succeed in School October 04, 2016

Family-centered intervention counters stresses of poverty, researchers say

Health Tip: Using Meds for Kids October 03, 2016

Make sure you know possible side effects

Scare Up Some Halloween Safety October 01, 2016

Teach kids not to look at phone while walking, and to make eye contact with drivers when crossing street

A Doctor's Words Key to Whether Child Gets HPV Vaccine September 30, 2016

Parents most receptive to messages about the shot's effectiveness, safety and the cancers it prevents, study finds

Health Tip: Let Kids Make Breakfast September 28, 2016

Here are some healthy options

Eliminate Sweetened Drinks, Cut Kids' Sugar Intake September 26, 2016

Average U.S. child consumes about 80 grams daily, nutritionist says, putting health at risk

Health Tip: Prepare Kids for School Emergencies September 26, 2016

Here's how

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