Health News

Just for Kids: Summer Fun, Summer Health
The end of the school year is here. That means now may be a good time to start thinking about how to keep your kids healthy and safe this summer.
Where You Live May Put Your Infant at Risk
Living on top of the world might not be so good for infants.
Baby, You Can Drive My Car
For most moms and dads, parenting is filled with joy — and plenty of worry, too. Learning the proper way to use a car seat, however, might melt some of that worry away.
How Texting Could Increase Playground Perils
Turning your attention to your smartphone may mean paying too little attention to your child's safety on the playground.
Hate Swallowing Pills? New Gel Could Help
There may be help on the way for those who have trouble swallowing pills.
The Power of the Silver Screen: Teens, Movies and Alcohol
Teens often imitate mom, dad and other adults. And it looks as though they may also imitate some of what they see in movies.
HPV Vaccine: Maybe Not Just for Girls
Girls may receive the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine to help prevent later cervical cancer. In boys, the vaccine may be important in protecting against another rapidly growing cancer threat.
No More Kitchen Spoons for Children's Medicine
A spoonful of sugar may help the medicine go down, but new recommendations stress that the medicine shouldn't be measured by the spoonful.
One ACL Injury Might Mean More Down the Road
Injuries are a potential risk athletic kids face. Concussions may be getting a lot of press lately, but injuries to the knee may be just as important.
How Pollution Could Affect Your Baby's Development
Pollution exposure is a well-known factor in breathing problems in children, but new evidence suggests it may also contribute to other health issues.