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Teens With Autism More Likely to Land in ER, Study Finds March 24, 2017

Puberty and transition to adulthood may be especially challenging times, researcher says

Health Tip: Kick Your Sugary Drink Habit March 24, 2017

And spare your smile

Many Kids With Diabetes Missing Out on Eye Exams, Study Finds March 23, 2017

Those with type 2 disease should see eye doc right away, while type 1 patients can wait 5 years

Foods Labeled 'Healthy' May Hide Unhealthy Secrets March 22, 2017

Low-fat foods may be filled with sugar, study finds

'Eraser Challenge' Latest Harmful Social Media Trend for Kids March 22, 2017

Burns, abrasions the result as youngsters 'erase' their skin away

1 in 4 Teens Exposed to Secondhand E-Cig Vapors: Report March 20, 2017

Those exposed to tobacco smoke were also much more likely to be around e-cigarettes

Parents Don't Always Head to Child's Doctor When Illness Strikes March 20, 2017

Poll says many would turn to urgent care centers, thinking it's faster than seeing usual physician

Fewer U.S. Kids Overdosing on Opioids March 20, 2017

But suicides involving these drugs are up more than 50 percent, study finds

Serious Crash Often a Wake-Up Call for Teen Drivers March 17, 2017

They slow down and drive less aggressively after an accident, monitoring finds

Savvy Marketing Gets Schoolkids to Eat Their Greens March 16, 2017

Signs throughout school, on school's website made students 3 times more likely to use the salad bar

Which High School Sport Has the Most Concussions? March 15, 2017

Girls' soccer had rates that exceeded boys' football in 2015, study finds

Kids Start Moving Less After Age 7, Study Finds March 14, 2017

Activity levels drop off equally among boys and girls, and continue dropping steadily through adolescence

'Synthetic Pot' Tied to Risky Sex, Violence and Drug Abuse in Teens March 13, 2017

Product has unpredictable, potentially dangerous effects, doctors warn

Toothache? Neanderthals Might Have Reached for Aspirin, Too March 08, 2017

Research suggests they may even have understood the healing powers of penicillin 50,000 years ago

Pot + Booze = Skidding College Grades March 08, 2017

Study findings suggest parents and universities need to warn of dangers, limit exposure

Violent Video Games May Not 'Desensitize' Players, Brain Scans Suggest March 08, 2017

In small study, frequent players had empathetic responses similar to those who don't play much

Health Tip: Attacked by Plaque March 07, 2017

Here's how it can harm your teeth

Nasal 'Nerve Block' May Help Ease Kids' Migraines March 06, 2017

But one headache expert says procedure not without risks, pain relief not significantly better than meds

More Teens Turning Their Backs on Tanning Beds: CDC March 03, 2017

Half as many high school students reported indoor tanning in 2015 versus 2009, survey finds

Health Tip: Some Foods Are Good for Teeth March 03, 2017

Here's what can help your smile

DIY Teeth-Straightening: Don't Try This at Home March 03, 2017

Dangers lurk when rubber bands, paper clips and other tools are used to avoid the orthodontist

Bad Diet in Youth Might Raise Risk of Early Breast Cancer March 02, 2017

Study found an association, but didn't prove unhealthy foods caused disease

Concussions More Likely in Female Athletes February 28, 2017

Why remains unclear, researchers say

Do Early Dental Visits Really Prevent Kids' Cavities? February 28, 2017

Study found preventive care didn't help Medicaid toddlers in one state, but more research is needed

Youth With Type 2 Diabetes Often Face Complications February 28, 2017

This growing group has double the problems as peers with type 1 disease, study finds

Health Tip: Talk to the Dentist About a Sealant February 28, 2017

Learn about potential benefits

As Pot Legalization Advances, Pediatricians Warn of Dangers February 27, 2017

Marijuana isn't benign, child health experts contend

Pediatricians Revise Guidelines for Teen Victims of Sexual Assault February 27, 2017

Physicians need to be comfortable screening for it, offering additional help if needed

Is a Drowsy Teen Headed for a Life of Crime? February 23, 2017

Study suggests a link, but one child psychiatrist says more factors than sleep may be at play

More Evidence Ties Gum Health to Stroke Risk February 23, 2017

Study shows increasing risk of brain blockage with more severe gum disease

Dentists at the Front Line in Diabetes Epidemic February 23, 2017

Severe gum disease can signal undiagnosed case of blood sugar disease

Smart Kids Prone to Dumb Choices on Pot, Booze February 23, 2017

In study, brainy students more likely to drink or try marijuana, but they did stay away from tobacco

Headaches Often Strike Before Strokes in Kids: Study February 22, 2017

But, brain attacks are still very rare in children

ACL Tears on the Rise Among Kids, Especially Girls February 22, 2017

Sports that involve cutting or pivoting are the riskiest, doctors say

Health Tip: Get Your Mouth Healthy Before Cancer Treatment February 22, 2017

Here's what you can do

Same-Sex Marriage Laws Tied to Fewer Teen Suicides February 20, 2017

Perceived acceptance may benefit gay, lesbian and bisexual teens, study suggests

Ready for Spring Break? Have Fun But Play It Safe February 18, 2017

Drinking too much can affect your judgment, increasing your risk for injury, CDC warns

Health Tip: Coping With TMJ February 17, 2017

Take it easy on your jaw

Teens May Go Hungry as Poorest Families Struggle to Feed Kids February 15, 2017

Parents skip meals so children can eat, but youngest siblings get priority if there's not enough food

Screen Time and Teen Time February 14, 2017

Study found no link between high use of video games/computers and academics, delinquency

Health Tip: Culprits Behind Stained Teeth February 14, 2017

When your pearly whites turn yellow

Be Your Child's Valentine February 14, 2017

The American Academy of Pediatrics offers tips for showing kids your love every day

Air Pollution May Raise Risk of Type 2 Diabetes February 10, 2017

Study of obese Hispanic children suggests smog might boost chances of developing the blood sugar disorder

Winning the Veggie Wars With Kids February 10, 2017

Nutritionist offers advice on getting children to eat healthier fare

College Students Seem to Take Longer to Recover From Concussion February 10, 2017

Average is 1-2 weeks, but study found some kids needed more than 3 weeks to get better

E-Cigs May Be 'Bridge' to Teens' Tobacco Use February 08, 2017

'Vapers' seem much more likely to give real smokes a try, study finds

Harsh Parenting Can Backfire With Bad Behavior From Teens February 08, 2017

Early sex, stealing and dropping out of school are some of the consequences, study contends

U.S. Teens Lag on Recommended Vaccinations February 06, 2017

HPV and flu immunization rates remain well below goals, pediatricians' group says

1 in 4 Teen E-Cigarette Users Has Tried 'Dripping' February 06, 2017

This method creates denser clouds of vapor, with unknown effects on health, researchers say

Health Tip: Why Are Baby Teeth Important? February 01, 2017

And shouldn't be neglected

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