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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

Babies' Marijuana Exposure Evident in Their Pee December 09, 2016

Parents should reduce harmful secondhand smoke exposure, researcher says

Just How Safe Is That Baby Teether? December 07, 2016

Researchers say they found harmful chemicals in 59 products

Keeping Minors From Tanning Beds Would Save Thousands of Lives, Study Says December 06, 2016

FDA proposal aims to protect younger people from skin cancer

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

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

Martial Arts Can Be Hazardous to Kids November 28, 2016

Certain practices put children at risk of serious injury, pediatricians' group warns

8 of 10 Texas Salons Heed Ban on Indoor Tanning for Minors November 25, 2016

But survey finds most tell older customers they can tan every day, counter to FDA-suggested limits

Consider Eye Safety When Choosing Kids' Toys November 24, 2016

As holiday shopping season kicks off, here are tips on buying toys and sports-related items

1 in 7 Young Teens Is a Stalking Victim: Survey November 23, 2016

They're at higher risk of substance abuse and depression, researchers say

Kids Can Beat 'Complex' Pneumonia Without IV Antibiotics: Study November 17, 2016

Drugs taken by mouth were just as effective for children after hospital discharge

Opioid Overdoses Have Nearly Tripled Among Kids, Teens October 31, 2016

Younger children 'eating them like candy,' while teens overdose while trying to get high, researcher says

Alcohol, Drugs a Poor Halloween Mix October 29, 2016

When you're under the influence, carving pumpkins and other holiday fun can lead to injury, doctor warns

More Airline Injuries to Tots on Laps October 25, 2016

Reported mishaps include falls and burns from spilled hot drinks, study finds

Docs: Infants Should Share Parents' Room to Help Prevent SIDS October 24, 2016

Sleeping nearby -- but not in same bed -- advised for first year, pediatricians' group says

Tips for Keeping Halloween Safe and Fun October 21, 2016

Bobbing for apples, trick-or-treating can expose kids to potential hazards, health experts say

Many Adults Unaware That Using E-Cigarettes Can Hurt Kids October 21, 2016

Indoor use promotes harmful nicotine exposure, researchers say

Helmets Don't Prevent Kids' Motocross Concussions October 21, 2016

Fractures, head injuries common for 8- to 17-year-old racers, study finds

Troubled Childhood May Boost Bipolar Risk: Study October 20, 2016

Research review suggests strong link with emotional abuse

Snakebites a Rising Danger for U.S. Children October 20, 2016

Florida, Texas account for one-quarter of nation's attacks, 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

How to Help Keep Your Kids Safe This Fall October 07, 2016

Remind children to take precautions at dusk to make sure they are visible to cars

'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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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