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Child-Teen Health

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Child Health News as well as parenting articles and tips provide guidelines on how to keep your child fit and healthy as well as how to handle issues such as sleep, weight management and common childhood illnesses. Safety tips for parents of kids and teens are available including updates on product recalls.

Featured Child – Teen Health Articles

Good Nutrition For Kids & Teens

Good Nutrition For Kids & Teens

Information on nutrition & proper diet for children and teenagers. Provides parents with latest research & thinking on nutrition, meal planning, junk food, weight management and eating disorders.
5 Parenting Tips To Help Your Child Get More Exercise

5 Parenting Tips To Help Your Child Get More Exercise

"Are your children getting enough exercise? Here are 5 fun parenting tips to get more exercise into your children's daily routine.
Diseases & Conditions

Diseases & Conditions

Alphabetical list of articles on our site covering common diseases and conditions of childhood and adolescence. Abdominal Pain in Children Acne in Adolescents Active Birth: The New Approach to Giving Birth Naturally Adolescent Pregnancy...
Child & Teen Dental Information

Child & Teen Dental Information

Steps to good dental health include: Regular care by a dental professional. Getting enough fluoride. Regular brushing and flossing. Eating right. Read more about having healthy teeth [Click Here] Infants and Children: The first...
Child &Teen Safety Issues

Child &Teen Safety Issues

Information on a wide range of safety issues related to toddlers, kids and teens.

Latest Blog Posts on Child & Teen Health Issues

  • shutterstock_124745779_miniAdolescent Insomnia Should Be Taken Seriously

    A recent research study published in the August edition of Sleep Medicine found that teens with insomnia were more likely to have depression, generalized anxiety disorder, and panic disorder.  The study was conducted using over 350 high school students (grades 7-12) in South Australia.  The study also indicates that the early treatment of insomnia may […]

  • shutterstock_204987622_miniMyths and Facts About Vaccines

    Vaccines are one of the main reasons why we enjoy a relatively disease-free and extended life span. The others are the creation of antiseptics and antibiotics. Before the invention of vaccines, people died of diseases such as Pertussis, Tetanus, Measles, and were crippled by Polio. Widespread epidemics would kill millions of people and wipe out […]

  • shutterstock_182308307_miniTips to Help Your Children Enjoy Sports

    Although after-school sports are a fixture at most schools, recently collected data suggests that the number of children participating in sports is decreasing every year. Below are possible reasons for the downward trend and how you can inspire your children to enjoy sports. The Verdict Is In Many kids are moving away from organized sports. […]

  • shutterstock_175097966_miniHow Music Provides Stress Relief for ADHD Kids and Their Parents

    Having a little bit of music in your life every day can be good for reducing stress and anxiety.  Research and experience has shown that calming music can provide stress relief for children and adults.  This is good news for parents of ADHD kids.  Select music that you like that is calming in nature, rather […]

  • Foods that negatively affect your child’s mood _miniFive Foods That Negatively Affect Your Child’s Mood

    Parents intuitively know that food can impact their child’s behavior and mood. We know that sweets, for example, can cause bouts of hyperactivity. But mood-altering food isn’t limited to sugar – there are other culprits in the snacks and meals that we feed our little ones. The following five foods are the most common contributors to […]

  • shutterstock_119964103Pediatric Obesity: The Unspoken Epidemic

      The press has frequently focused on infectious disease epidemics such as H1N1 influenza and HIV, but rarely discusses the growing problem of pediatric obesity. If HIV affected 30% of the population you would bet there would be an outcry for the government to do something about this problem. Right now almost 32% of children 6-17 are […]

  • Foods that negatively affect your child’s mood _miniFive Foods That Negatively Affect Your Child’s Mood

    Parents intuitively know that food can impact their child’s behavior and mood. We know that sweets, for example, can cause bouts of hyperactivity. But mood-altering food isn’t limited to sugar – there are other culprits in the snacks and meals that we feed our little ones. The following five foods are the most common contributors to […]

  • shutterstock_188893586_mini1Make Your Own Granola

        Granola, if done correctly, can be a healthy snack for any occasion. Granola is a crisp wholegrain cereal based on oats, but you can use other grains as well. It’s slightly sweetened with honey, sugar or maple syrup, usually contains nuts and dried fruit and is baked to crisp. There’s also an unbaked, […]

  • shutterstock_4677985_miniKeeping Teens Out of Trouble Over Summer Break

    If you have a teen or teens and summertime is just around the corner, you are probably feeling a bit anxious about what they will do with their time. During the school year, you have much of the day accounted for as your child is in school. In contrast, during the summer, a teen with […]

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