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For a Colicky Baby, You Might Give Acupuncture a Try January 17, 2017

Treatment with 1 to 5 needles might stop the excessive crying, Swedish researchers say

Parents Have Mixed Views on When to Keep Sick Kids Out of School January 16, 2017

Most agree those with diarrhea should stay home, but about half would send a child who had thrown up

Pediatricians Offer Heads-Up for Preventing Soccer Injuries January 14, 2017

Sprains and strains are common on the field

Head for the Hills With Sled Safety in Mind January 13, 2017

Kids at higher risk for head and neck injuries while sledding, safety experts warn

Most of Canada's Packaged Foods, Drinks Have Added Sugars January 12, 2017

Even so-called 'healthy' options and baby foods were laden with the sweet stuff, study finds

Health Tip: Help Young Children Make Healthy Changes January 12, 2017

Here's what they can do

Kids' Care May Suffer When Parents Clash With Medical Staff January 10, 2017

Doctors, nurses made worse decisions when confronted by 'an angry mother,' study finds

Poverty's Impact on a Child's Mental Health January 10, 2017

Poor kids more likely to grow up feeling powerless and behaving aggressively, study shows

Flameless Candle Batteries Pose Risk to Kids January 04, 2017

If swallowed, serious damage can occur in just 2 hours, poison center expert says

Can Parents' Weight Hinder Toddlers' Development? January 03, 2017

Study links -- but doesn't prove -- Moms', Dads' obesity tied to delayed social and problem-solving skills

Health Tip: Skip Winter Coats in Car Seats January 03, 2017

How to keep kids safer

Disabled Children Face Bullying Throughout School Years December 29, 2016

More must be done to teach them how to respond to aggression, researcher says

Health Tip: Watch Salt in Kids' Diets December 28, 2016

Here's what the Heart Association suggests

U.S. Families Spend 1.5 Billion Hours Yearly on Kids With Special Health Needs December 27, 2016

Care provided by parents adds up to nearly $18 billion in lost wages, study says

Home Visits Can Help New Parents December 26, 2016

Study finds programs reduce ER trips and doctor appointments

Health Tip: When a Child Is Sick December 26, 2016

Signs you should see a doctor

Health Tip: Getting Your Child Vaccinated December 22, 2016

Distractions can help prevent pain

Don't Forget Child Safety When Traveling for the Holidays December 21, 2016

Nearly 1 in 7 parents of toddlers don't bring a car seat for travel rides, poll finds

Give Kids a Safe, Stress-Free Holiday December 21, 2016

Be mindful of overwhelming or risky conditions, doctors' group says

Privacy Concerns Keep Some Young Americans From Sexual Health Services December 16, 2016

Survey reveals reluctance of teens, young adults to talk to their doctor because parents might find out

Down Syndrome May Not Be Big Financial Burden on Families December 16, 2016

Having a child with the condition costs about $80 more a month in medical expenses, study finds

Health Tip: If Your Child is Cyberbullied December 16, 2016

Suggested next steps

Health Tip: Help Toddlers Develop Stronger Hands December 15, 2016

Here's what parents can do

FDA Issues Anesthesia Warning for Pregnant Women, Kids Under 3 December 14, 2016

A long time under or repeated episodes of sedation may pose risk to developing brains, agency says

Child Abuse Cases in Army Families May Be Under-Reported December 14, 2016

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

Drug Use by U.S. Teens Drops to All-Time Low December 13, 2016

Use of tobacco and alcohol down significantly, too, federal report finds

How to Ease the Pain of Infant Vaccinations December 12, 2016

Three-pronged approach includes anesthetic cream, researchers say

'Kangaroo Mother Care' May Improve Preemies' Lives Into Adulthood December 12, 2016

Skin-to-skin nurturing linked to increased survival, better social and behavioral outcomes, study finds

Health Tip: Help Kids Develop Healthy Ambition December 09, 2016

Offer encouragement, but don't overdo it

Teething Tips From Dental Specialists December 08, 2016

Cool, but not frozen, items may ease your baby's discomfort

Cigarettes Aren't Cool, California Teens Say December 06, 2016

But kids still don't see nicotine as addictive and may opt for e-cigarettes instead

Scientists Discover More Clues to Stuttering December 05, 2016

MRI shows involvement of brain areas controlling speech, attention and emotion

Health Tip: Build Your Child's Healthy Plate November 30, 2016

Make sure the child has nutritious meals

ATV Accidents Can Cause Serious Chest Injuries in Kids November 29, 2016

Rollovers and heavier vehicles are some likely reasons why, study shows

Pediatricians Can Help When Parents Divorce: Report November 28, 2016

More than 1 million kids a year affected in the U.S., and doctors can ease the transition, group says

Are Your Kids Thankful? November 24, 2016

These tips from a child development expert will help you foster an everyday attitude of gratitude in your children

Health Tip: Create a Safer Home for Kids With Seizures November 24, 2016

For starters: secure padding to any object with sharp corners

Keep Kids in Mind When Politics Intrude at Thanksgiving November 23, 2016

Heated political discussions can frighten children, psychiatrists warn

'Enthusiastic' Dads May Mean Less Troubled Kids: Study November 23, 2016

A man's enjoyment, confidence in his role as father seemed even more important than time spent

Health Tip: Make Brushing Teeth Fun November 23, 2016

Try entertaining your child while brushing

Violent Media Often Give Rise to Nightmares November 22, 2016

Research also found viewing sexual content can lead to erotic dreams, but not as often

Health Tip: Keep Kids Safe During the Holidays November 22, 2016

What parents can do

Troubled Preschoolers Not Getting Effective Treatment: Report November 21, 2016

Pediatricians' group wants to expand access to family-based therapies

Earnings Fall After a Child's Cancer Diagnosis November 21, 2016

Mothers more likely than fathers to stop working, study finds

TV Snack Ads Make Preschoolers Snack More: Study November 21, 2016

This happened even with kids who weren't hungry, researchers found

Teen 'Choking Game' Played Solo Points to Suicide Risks November 21, 2016

Kids who tried this game alone were almost 5 times more likely to think of killing themselves, study finds

Neighborhoods May Be Key to Teens' Mental Well-Being November 18, 2016

When neighbors look out for others' kids, children have better emotional health, study finds

Public Health Campaign Cut Consumption of Sugary Drinks November 17, 2016

Soda sales fell 20 percent in Maryland county, study finds

Safety Group Releases Annual Dangerous Toys List November 16, 2016

Risks include choking and suffocation, as well as injuries from shooting toys

Health Tip: Encourage Kids to Choose Good Friends November 14, 2016

Suggestions for better relationships