Children's Health in the News

Halloween at the ER Is No Treat

10/31/2014 - Doctors' groups share tips for safe pumpkin-carving, trick-or-treating

Halloween Safety Tips for Kids With Asthma

10/30/2014 - Trick-or-treaters should bring quick-relief inhalers with them, experts advise

Plastics' Chemical May Affect Baby Boys' Genital Development

10/29/2014 - Link between phthalates and possible defect needs more study, researcher says

Tips for Safe Trick-or-Treating

10/25/2014 - Make sure costumes are visible, discard homemade goodies, expert advises

Traffic Pollution May Be a Risk While Pregnant

10/21/2014 - Reduced lung function seen in children at age 4, study says

Detergent Pods Pose Risk to Kids' Eyes, Researchers Warn

10/16/2014 - Young children may be attracted to the brightly colored chemicals, study suggests

Sleeping on Sofa Can Be Deadly for Babies, Study Finds

10/13/2014 - Researchers uncover higher risk for SIDS, suffocation

Study Finds Many Newborns Have Risky First Ride Home From Hospital

10/10/2014 - More than 90 percent of parents don't install, position the car seat correctly, researchers say

Fetal Exposure to Plastics Chemical Tied to Breathing Ills in Kids

10/06/2014 - Expert recommends pregnant women avoid canned foods, plastics containing BPA

Smoke-Free Subsidized Housing Could Save Nearly $500 Million

10/02/2014 - U.S. government study suggests reducing secondhand smoke exposure cuts costs

Whooping Cough Vaccine Rates During Pregnancy Fall Short: CDC

09/25/2014 - Infants at highest risk for illness and death from the infection

Health Tip: Check Your Child for Head Lice

09/24/2014 - Inspect the hair in a well-lit room

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

Did You Know?

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You can help older siblings adjust to a new baby by including them in the planning process, taking them shopping for baby items, and explaining how they have an important role to play as older siblings and gentle caregivers.