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Making the Most of Childhood Wellness Visits

Advance preparation can help get your questions answered


Can Fetal Alcohol Damage Be Undone?

Two common medications show promise in lab rats, researchers report


Health Tip: Eating Well

Skip junk food from the amusement park


High-Dose Vitamin D May Not Curb Kids' Colds

Study seems to dispel a common myth around the daily supplement, researchers say


Big Baby, Heavier Kid?

Study suggests these infants could benefit from early interventions to avoid obesity in childhood


Not All Fidos Are Friendly

Teach kids ways to prevent dog bites, pediatricians' group says


Parents, Get Your Teens Their Vaccines!

More than 1 in 3 don't know when their teen's next shot is due, survey finds


Teens Keep Building Bone After They Stop Growing: Study

10 percent of bone mass accumulates after teens reach their adult height, making healthy habits a must


Health Tip: Getting Toddlers to Try New Foods

If at first you don't succeed, try again



Health Tip: Take Care of Kids Exercising in Summer Heat

Suggestions to help keep them cool


How to Prevent Future Couch Potatoes

Some smart ways to get kids to exercise more


Medication Mistakes Have Doubled in U.S. Since 2000: Study

Poison control centers get one call every 21 seconds about a potentially serious mix-up


Sugary Drinks in Pregnancy Tied to Heavier Kids Later

2 or more sweet drinks a day in second trimester linked to an extra 2 pounds in 8-year-olds


The Neighborhood Sandbox: A Breeding Ground for Germs

Bacteria, parasites and other nasty surprises may be hiding in the sand


Bullying Takes Financial Toll on U.S. School Districts

Absenteeism by fearful kids linked to an extra $276 million in expenditures in California each year


Soft Contact Lenses Safe for Kids and Teens, Review Finds

Infection rates no higher than for adults, and actually lowest for younger kids


Swimming Lessons: For Starters, Watch Out for Germs in the Water

Kiddie pools are the biggest offenders, infectious diseases expert says


Guard Against Hearing Loss From Fireworks

Don't get too close to those loud booms, hearing specialist suggests


How to Keep Your Kids Out of the ER This Summer

Emergency physician says make safety your top priority to avoid seasonal threats

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