Children's Health in the News

Phone-Focused Parents a Danger to Their Kids at Playground

04/25/2015 - This distraction raises odds of child injuries, study finds

Baby Swings, Car Seats Not Safe for Sleeping

04/24/2015 - To avoid suffocation, put infants down in a crib, expert says

Most Adults Don't Support Medical Marijuana for Kids, Poll Finds

04/22/2015 - Most also disapprove of its use in front of children

Safety Tips Hot Off the Grill

04/18/2015 - Doctor shares some barbecue do's and don'ts

Know the Signs of Child Abuse

04/13/2015 - All adults must play role in protecting kids from harm, doctor says

The Inside Dish on Barbecue Safety

04/12/2015 - Watching out for spoilage is critical, expert says

Child Sex Trafficking Victims Easily Missed by Doctors, Social Workers: Study

03/17/2015 - Victims 'hide in plain sight,' experts say, and survey finds more training is needed

Low Vaccination Rates Likely Behind Disney Measles Outbreak: Study

03/16/2015 - Disease may continue to spread unless more people get shots to protect against infection, experts warn

Ebola Outbreak Disrupted Routine Medical Care in West Africa

03/12/2015 - Many childhood vaccinations missed, putting hundreds of thousands at risk for measles, other diseases, study says

Teens Can Easily Buy E-Cigarettes Online

03/02/2015 - Study finds minors successfully purchased smoking devices 3 out of 4 times tried

ER Physician Raises Concerns About Powdered Caffeine

02/27/2015 - One teaspoon of substance equivalent to about 25 cups of coffee

Flavored Booze Beverages Tied to Higher Injury Risk in Teens

02/25/2015 - Super-sized 'alcopops' a major concern, study says

Arsenic in Well Water Can Raise Level in Baby Formula: Study

02/23/2015 - Researchers found overall amounts low, but recommend testing privately supplied tap water

58 Million Americans Exposed to Secondhand Smoke: CDC

02/03/2015 - Two out of five children breathing in passive smoke, study says

Watch Out for Falling Icicles

01/25/2015 - Winter's hazards aren't all underfoot, doctor warns

Many Parents Too Quick to Switch Child Car Seats, Study Finds

01/23/2015 - Front-facing models unsafe before age 2, experts say

Researchers Rethink Inner-City Asthma Theory

01/20/2015 - Poverty, race, ethnicity are more accurate predictors, study says

Vaccine Opponents Often Cluster in Communities

01/19/2015 - California study found certain areas have high numbers of parents who forgo immunizing kids

Many Teens Think 'Light Smoking' Is Safe, Study Finds

01/12/2015 - Experts stress need to snuff out misconceptions about occasional cigarette use

Strong Neighborhood Bonds, Less Gun Violence?

01/02/2015 - Participation of community members is essential, researchers say

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.