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Local Crime Can Put Kids on the Run August 15, 2017

Smartphone study finds young avoid their neighborhoods when threat of danger rises

ER Rates Soar as Toddlers Ingest Pot, French Study Finds August 14, 2017

Accidental intoxication rose 133 percent in a decade; U.S. experts call findings highly relevant

FDA Will Target E-Cigs in Health Campaign for Youth August 08, 2017

Agency will warn of dangers of electronic nicotine delivery devices, not just tobacco products

Prenatal Exposure to Certain Flame Retardants Linked to Lower IQs August 04, 2017

Chemicals known as PBDEs can affect generations to come, researcher says

Drowning Can Occur Hours After Swimming August 01, 2017

Know the signs of dry and secondary drowning, expert cautions

Surgeons Warn of Trampolines' Down Side July 29, 2017

Very young children should stay off, group says

U.S. Kids Overdosing on Dietary Supplements July 25, 2017

Children under age 6 most often affected, study finds

Just a Few Vaccine Refusers Could Endanger Many July 24, 2017

A 5 percent drop in coverage could trigger a tripling of measles cases in young kids, study finds

Not All Fidos Are Friendly July 17, 2017

Teach kids ways to prevent dog bites, pediatricians' group says

Parents, Get Your Teens Their Vaccines! July 17, 2017

More than 1 in 3 don't know when their teen's next shot is due, survey finds

Despite Warnings, Kids Are Still Dying in Hot Cars July 14, 2017

Even on a 60-degree day, a small child's body temperature can quickly rise

Medication Mistakes Have Doubled in U.S. Since 2000: Study July 10, 2017

Poison control centers get one call every 21 seconds about a potentially serious mix-up

Bullying Takes Financial Toll on U.S. School Districts July 06, 2017

Absenteeism by fearful kids linked to an extra $276 million in expenditures in California each year

Swimming Lessons: For Starters, Watch Out for Germs in the Water July 05, 2017

Kiddie pools are the biggest offenders, infectious diseases expert says

Soft Contact Lenses Safe for Kids and Teens, Review Finds July 05, 2017

Infection rates no higher than for adults, and actually lowest for younger kids

How to Keep Your Kids Out of the ER This Summer July 04, 2017

Emergency physician says make safety your top priority to avoid seasonal threats

Eye Docs Debunk 5 Fireworks Myths July 02, 2017

Make eye safety a priority this Fourth of July

Extreme Heat in Southwest a Deadly Threat June 21, 2017

Here's how to protect yourself as temperatures top 120 degrees

Most Mothers Have Been Victims of 'Mommy-Shaming,' Poll Finds June 19, 2017

Criticism of parenting skills usually comes from family members, on topics from discipline to diet

Guns Kill or Wound 7,000 U.S. Kids a Year: Report June 19, 2017

It's a 'uniquely American problem,' one pediatrician says

Time for Some Summer Sun Safety Tips June 18, 2017

Pediatricians offer advice on preventing sunburns, other warm weather problems

Summer Fun Is Not Without Hazards June 16, 2017

Accidental deaths peak in July and August; here's how to avoid dangers

Air Mattresses Linked to More Than 100 Infant Deaths June 02, 2017

They can mold to a baby's face, leading to suffocation, researchers say

Many Teens Ride With Impaired Drivers May 30, 2017

Passengers not deterred by friends' alcohol or marijuana use, Canadian study finds

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

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

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

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

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

Is Your Child's Day Care Center Ready for Pandemic Flu? May 16, 2017

Most are not, a U.S. survey finds, despite the lessons of the 2009 'swine flu' outbreak

Many Parents Underestimate Drowning Risks May 15, 2017

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

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

Most Seniors Use Cellphones While Behind the Wheel April 28, 2017

Some even do it with kids in the car, survey finds

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

Skin cancer expert offers advice for protection against summer rays

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

Could a Clinical Trial Help Your Child? April 13, 2017

FDA outlines what to ask before enrollment

When Families Lack Insurance, Kids' Dental Woes Rise April 10, 2017

Toothaches twice as common for U.S. kids without coverage, poll finds

How to Protect Your Child From Accidental Poisoning April 09, 2017

Kids under 6 account for 1 million calls to U.S. poison control centers a year

Kitties Absorb Flame Retardants -- How About Your Kiddies? April 04, 2017

Cats test positive for harmful chemicals found in house dust, so tots might, too, study suggests

Autism Greatly Boosts Kids' Injury Risk, Especially for Drowning March 21, 2017

Swimming lessons are essential -- even before other therapies, researcher says

Spring-Clean Your Medicine Cabinet to Safeguard Your Kids March 20, 2017

Tips for proper storage and disposal to help prevent accidental poisonings

Injury Risk May Rise When Kids Play Just One Sport March 17, 2017

Those under 12 shouldn't specialize in any one activity, researchers say

Pot-Laced Goodies Can Poison a Child March 17, 2017

These pastries and candies pose serious risks to kids, physicians warn

More Babies in Strollers, Cribs Winding Up in ER: Study March 13, 2017

Concussions driving upswing, with only 1 percent of cases blamed on product failure

Disabled Kids at Higher Risk of Abuse, Study Finds March 06, 2017

Certain conditions linked to greater odds for neglect, bullying

Kids' OD Risk Rises When Opioids Left Out at Home February 20, 2017

Odds of overdose more than double if parent takes powerful narcotic instead of milder pain med, study finds

Student-Athletes Don't Have to Be Hit By Injuries February 15, 2017

Equipment safety, emergency training and time for recovery are key to avoiding trouble, experts say

Needed: An 'Action Plan' for Kids Prone to Severe Allergic Reactions February 13, 2017

First line of defense is an epinephrine auto-injector, pediatricians say

Pet Meds Sending Kids to the ER February 06, 2017

It's not uncommon for toddlers to ingest drugs intended for dogs and cats, study finds

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