Children's Health in the News

More Schools Stocking Shots That Counter Serious Allergic Reactions

09/19/2014 - Having epinephrine auto-injectors on hand can save lives, advocates say

Small Number of Drugs Behind Kids' Accidental Poisonings: CDC

09/15/2014 - Narcotic painkillers, addiction medications and sedatives top the list

Few Students With Asthma, Allergies Have School Emergency Plan

09/12/2014 - Schools must be well prepared to deal with life-threatening reactions, researchers caution

E-Cigarette Refills Pose Danger to Kids, Experts Say

09/09/2014 - British researchers warn of accidental liquid nicotine poisoning from easily accessed e-cartridges

Serious Childhood Burns Tied to Long-Term Mental Health Risks

09/04/2014 - Adults injured by fire when young are at increased odds of depression, study finds

Pediatricians Offer New Dental Recommendations

08/25/2014 - American Academy of Pediatrics urges fluoride use on first teeth to prevent decay

What Parents Need to Know About Sports Participation

08/24/2014 - Carefully assess the school's athletic program, expert advises

More Children Hit by Cars in September, Experts Say

08/18/2014 - Drivers and students need to know and follow traffic safety rules

Poorly Packed Lunches Can Cause Food Poisoning

08/08/2014 - Health officials share tips for keeping perishables safe

Hot Cars Can Quickly Prove Deadly for Kids

08/05/2014 - Expert offers tips on protecting small passengers from heat-related tragedies

Expert Offers School Bus Safety Tips

08/01/2014 - Almost 140 children and adults die every year in school transportation accidents

Food Is a Common Choking Hazard for Kids, Doctor Says

08/01/2014 - Experts warn that children under 5 are most vulnerable

Don't Let Kids Drink Pool Water

07/26/2014 - Expert offers tips for spotting chlorine poisoning, bacterial infection, secondary drowning in kids

Teens, ATVs a Dangerous Combo

07/14/2014 - Iowa study found three-quarters of kids drove the off-road vehicles, more than half were in accidents

Spoon Measurements Behind Many Child Drug-Dosing Errors: Study

07/14/2014 - Experts recommend medications be administered in milliliters only

Burn Injuries More Common in Summer

07/12/2014 - Doctor shares tips for safe use of fire pits, barbecues and campfires

Guard Your Kids Against Bug Bites This Summer

07/06/2014 - Mosquitoes, ticks and fleas transmit diseases, so reach for insect repellant before sending them outdoors

Be Safe When Mowing The Lawn

07/05/2014 - If children are tasked with chore, be sure they understand the risks and know how to cut grass safely

Eye Doctors Offer Fireworks Safety Tips

07/03/2014 - But they caution that displays are best left to professionals

Have a Fun -- But Safe -- Fourth of July

07/01/2014 - Hands, head, eyes at greatest risk for injury with at-home fireworks, expert says

Did You Know?

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Only 32 percent of U.S. children attend physical education classes daily. Parental encouragement can help them be more active outside of school.