Children's Health in the News

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

Childhood Vaccines Vindicated Once More

07/01/2014 - No link to autism found in large review of previous research on measles, mumps, rubella vaccine

Tips for Keeping That Bounce House Safe

06/22/2014 - Children get hurt when colliding with others or falling, expert says, so supervision is needed

For Safety's Sake, Don't Leave Kids in Cars

06/21/2014 - Warmer weather puts them at risk of heat stroke, other dangers, expert says

Teen Bullies, Victims Armed More Than Other Kids, Study Says

06/09/2014 - But experts disagree on findings' significance

Injuries From Swallowed Magnets on the Rise in Kids, Study Finds

05/16/2014 - Small, spherical magnetic sets introduced in 2009 tied to more cases and worse outcomes

Did You Know?

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Teaching kids to be polite is easiest between the ages of 3 and 6, when they're most anxious to please adults.