Children's Health in the News

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

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

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.