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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

Dressing Baby for a Safe Winter Drive February 05, 2017

Avoid bulky clothing, American Academy of Pediatrics says

Laundry Detergent Pods Linked to Eye Burn Danger in Kids February 02, 2017

Nearly 500 such injuries occurred in 2015, study reports

Tamer Version of Youth Football Looks to Address Safety Concerns January 31, 2017

It would feature fewer players, smaller fields and less contact, USA Football officials say

Docs: Kids to Suffer Under Trump's Tough Immigration Policies January 26, 2017

Climate of fear can harm their health, development, pediatricians' group says

Pediatricians Say No to Wearable Smartphone Baby Monitors January 24, 2017

Sensors in infant clothing that track 'vitals' can cause unnecessary alarm, report says

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

Sprains and strains are common on the field

'Button' Batteries Pose Serious Risk to Children January 09, 2017

Toddlers may swallow the tiny batteries used to power many common household objects

Flameless Candle Batteries Pose Risk to Kids January 04, 2017

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

How to Keep Your Kids Cozy and Safe by the Fireside January 01, 2017

All types of fireplaces -- wood, gas and electric -- are potential safety hazards, experts warn

Kids Landing in ERs After Drinking Parents' E-Cig Nicotine Liquid December 27, 2016

In one case, a 6-year-old wound up in intensive care

Christmas Cords Pose Danger to Little Ones December 23, 2016

Holiday extension cords, wires not safe around curious tots, who put everything in their mouths, researchers say

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

Holiday Decor Can Be Hazardous December 21, 2016

Pediatrics group cautions parents to keep toxic berries and other holiday ornaments away from small children

Child Deaths Highlight Choking Dangers Posed by Grapes December 21, 2016

Deaths of 5-year-old and toddler cited in new report

The Impact of Child Abuse Can Last a Lifetime December 19, 2016

Victims often struggle emotionally, financially as adults, study finds

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

Emergency Surgery Riskier for Kids in Poorer Countries December 13, 2016

Seven times more likely to die within 30 days of abdominal procedures for appendicitis, hernias, study finds

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