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Codeine Not Safe for Kids, Pediatricians Warn September 19, 2016

How it is metabolized is too unpredictable, could cause death, report finds

'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

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

Pediatricians' Group Advises Against Nasal Spray Flu Vaccine September 06, 2016

Shot far more effective against current influenza strains, American Academy of Pediatrics says

Health Tip: Keep Kids Away From Button Batteries September 05, 2016

They can be fatal if swallowed

More Parents Believe Vaccines Are Unnecessary August 29, 2016

Reasons for refusing shots have changed in recent years, U.S. pediatricians' group finds

Backback Smarts From a Pro August 27, 2016

Overloaded carryalls injure thousands of school children in U.S.

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

Survey Finds Support for Limits on Indoor Tanning August 19, 2016

But young women in Washington, D.C., who use tanning salons oppose a total ban

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

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

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

Babies Often Put to Sleep in Unsafe Positions August 15, 2016

About 3,500 U.S. infants still succumb to sudden infant death syndrome each year: CDC

Taking a Bike Ride? Don't Forget Your Helmet August 13, 2016

Wearing the right head gear will dramatically reduce your risk of serious injury or even death

Keep Your Kids Active and Injury-Free August 12, 2016

What you should know before children participate in youth sports

Sky-High Temperatures Inside 'Bounce Houses' August 12, 2016

Hot party toys may pose warm-weather health risk, study finds

How to Get Your Child Ready for a Successful School Year August 11, 2016

Good sleep, ample exercise and sound nutrition are keys, doctor says

Drivers Take Care! Kids Are Heading Back to School August 10, 2016

The hours just before and after school are most dangerous for young pedestrians

Adults Hold Key to Preventing Kids' Drownings August 09, 2016

Even when lifeguard is present, parents need to keep constant watch when children are near water

The Safest Way to Get to School Is a Big Yellow Bus August 07, 2016

National Safety Council recommends this method over riding with parents or friends

How to Have Fun -- and Stay Safe -- at the Beach or Pool August 06, 2016

These water-safety tips from the American Red Cross could save a life

Toddlers at High Risk of Chemical Eye Burns: Study August 04, 2016

Access to household cleaning products to blame, experts say

Health Tip: Protect Kids During Summer August 01, 2016

Here's what parents can do

Injuries Soar as Trampoline Parks Expand August 01, 2016

Broken bones, fractures the most common complaints

E-Cig Liquid Nicotine Containers Often Mislabeled July 27, 2016

Also, many aren't child-resistant, which poses a risk to youngsters

Edible Pot Sends Toddlers to Colorado ERs July 25, 2016

Cannabis-laced candy, baked goods look irresistible to kids, doctors warn

3 in 4 Youngsters Exposed to Laundry Pod Detergent Suffer Poisoning July 21, 2016

Hospitalizations 4 times more common with pods compared to other detergents, study finds

Heat Waves Pose Big Health Threats July 06, 2016

Kids, elderly among those at greatest risk, doctor warns

Beware Broken Glow Sticks July 04, 2016

Contents can irritate skin, eyes, mouth, poison-control experts say

Malaria Vaccine Protection Short-Lived in Young Children June 30, 2016

Kids in study were given 3 doses, but manufacturer now says 4 doses needed

Flint's Lead-Contamination Crisis 'Entirely Preventable' June 24, 2016

CDC looks at kids' blood levels before, during and after city's switch to local water

Almost 2 Million U.S. Kids Get Concussions a Year: Study June 20, 2016

Estimate is still likely low, specialist says

Baby Your Baby With Sunscreen June 16, 2016

For starters, apply it at least 15 minutes before heading out, pediatrician advises

Essentials for Keeping Kids Safe This Summer June 10, 2016

Expert shares tips for injury-free outdoor play

Even Kiddie Pools Pose Danger May 30, 2016

Vigilance a must around any swimming area, expert says

More Children Accidently Poisoned by 'Essential Oils' May 13, 2016

Tennessee poison center reports doubling of dangerous exposures since 2011, mostly in kids

Swaddling May Increase Chances of SIDS May 09, 2016

Study found wrapping blanket tightly around sleeping baby raised risk by almost 60 percent

Even in Taxis, Kids Belong in Safety Seats May 02, 2016

But study finds only 11 percent of children were properly restrained

More Kids Burned, Hospitalized as Fireworks Sales Rules Ease May 02, 2016

Findings don't show direct link to serious injuries, but reassessment of laws needed, researchers say

Playground-Related Brain Injuries on Rise in U.S. May 02, 2016

ERs treat more kids, perhaps because of greater concussion awareness, experts say

'Wandering' a Hazard for More Than a Third of Kids With Autism May 02, 2016

In study, many were unaware they might be in danger, couldn't distinguish strangers from people they knew

1 in 4 Hospitalized Newborns Gets Heartburn Drugs, Despite Risks April 27, 2016

Study shows use is common, but prior research suggests a danger to babies

Spanking: More Harm Than Good? April 27, 2016

It can lead to psychological, learning problems in kids, analysis of 75 studies suggests

Skateboarding Mishaps Send 176 U.S. Kids to ERs Every Day April 27, 2016

Protective gear is essential for preventing injuries, experts say

More Kids Being Poisoned by Detergent Pods: Study April 25, 2016

Parents of young kids should not have these products in the home, experts say

Teen Moms May Ignore Advice for Helping Babies Sleep Safely April 21, 2016

Awareness of SIDS risk didn't spur young mothers to follow recommendations, study finds

FDA Launches Ad Campaign Against Chewing Tobacco April 19, 2016

Health officials targeting rural teens with messages about health risks of smokeless tobacco products

Simple Steps Can Keep Lawn Mowing Safe April 15, 2016

Before cutting the grass, review these safety tips

Stay Safe in the Water This Spring Break March 29, 2016

Vigilance at the beach is key, especially for young children, expert says

Head Lice No Cause for Panic, Expert Says March 07, 2016

But ask your pediatrician if a prescription remedy is needed

Simple Changes in Bad Neighborhoods Might Lower Teen Murder Rates March 07, 2016

Adding streetlights, maintaining vacant lots could make a difference, researchers suggest

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