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Child Health News

Attention Parents: Recent Neuroscience Says Your Teen Still Needs YOU

For some parents, parenting teens conjures up feelings and beliefs that raising an adolescent is challenging and fraught with conflicts and negative emotions. However, an …

More Guidelines & Research Out on Kids’ Screen Time – How Should Parents Respond?

On Wednesday, the World Health Organization released new guidelines recommending no screen time at all for children under 2 and no more than one hour …

Recent Research Says 95% of US Kids and Teens Are Overdoing Screen-Time: A Family Approach May Be The Solution

A new study states that only 5% of teens in the USA are following recommended guidelines for screen time, sleep and physical activity. The study …

How to Talk to Your Teen About Vaping

Recently, the US surgeon general issued an advisory on teen use of e-cigarettes, with experts also stating that it’s reaching epidemic proportions. Alcohol and cigarette …

World Health Organization Adds Video Game Addiction to Its List of Disorders

On June 18th, the World Health Organization (WHO) officially added Video Game Addiction to its publication, The International Classification of Diseases (ICD). While the United …

5 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 …

10 Tips to Teach Kids to Love Exercise

It seems every day there’s a news story about how children are getting fatter. Too much time spent watching TV or playing computer games, a …

How Gadgets and Digital Screens Are Harming Your Child

The amount of time children spend watching digital screens is worrying. Children don’t seem to get tired of watching TV or playing with the iPad. …

How to Keep Your Child Active During Summer Break

  Remember when you were a kid dreaming of summer days spent hiking, fishing, and playing outdoors? Childhood looks a lot different today than it …

Summer Sun Safety for Kids

With all the information out there telling us how bad the sun is, it is a wonder anyone goes outside these days. But staying indoors …

How Early Is Too Early for a Dental Exam?

Most children in the United States don’t go for their first dental visit until sometime after their second birthday. The average age for a first …

5 Ways to Get Your Teen to Stop Drinking Energy Drinks

Are you concerned that your teenage son or daughter is drinking too many energy drinks? Between 30% and 50% of young adults say that they …

How to Spot Injuries in Young Kids

Young children often cannot communicate when they have been hurt, but there are physical cues parents can look for in their children.  Here are some …

4 Reasons to Keep Your Daughter Out of Children’s Beauty Pageants

If you’ve ever watched Toddlers & Tiaras on The Learning Channel, you’ve probably seen some the horrendous behavior displayed by parents and children in the …

Football Brain Damage: Should Parents Worry?

With stories in the news about ex-football players succumbing to dementia and suicide, brain damage from playing football over a period of years has come …

High Food Insecurity for Children with Special Healthcare Needs

A new study conducted by researchers at Boston Medical Center (BMC) has found that low-income families with children that have special healthcare needs have a …