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Child Health News

6 Major Benefits of Breastfeeding

Deciding whether or not to breastfeed your child is a deeply personal matter and supporters on both sides of the issue tend to have strong …

How to Help Your Teenager Improve Their Body Image

Everyday, teenage boys and girls are bombarded by unrealistic portrayals of beauty and masculinity.  These visual assaults come from advertising companies by way of television …

Children and Sleep: The New Rules

A new research study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences found that daytime naps of at least 30 minutes help infants (6 …

Teens Tend to Overreact to Criticism from Moms According to Recent Brain Research

Parents of teens seem to find many opportunities to provide what they see as constructive criticism to call attention to such behavior as leaving clothes …

Adolescent 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 …

Myths 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 …

Tips 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. …

How 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 …

Food Allergies and Summer Camp: What to Consider

Summer is about having fun and taking a break from school. For parents, it can mean finding a way to entertain their kids; sending them to camp is …

Summer Safety Tips for Kids

Summer is a time for fun; school is out and the weather is perfect.  But safety is important to consider whenever you leave the house.  The warm …

Summer Food Safety Tips

Like cold and flu season, there seems to be a food-borne illness season – food-borne illnesses are at their peak during summer months. The warm …

Pediatric 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 …

Infant Breastfeeding

New mothers often ask me about the benefits of breastfeeding versus bottle-feeding and the amount of time recommended for breastfeeding.  Breastfeeding is a recommended in …

5 Tips To Help New Parents Get Some Sleep

The joy of a new baby is certainly special and something that all new parents experience.  Although parents are thrilled about their new bundle of …

Dental Care for Your Toddler

Sources say that nearly half of all children have tooth decay before Kindergarten age. While it may be tempting to think baby teeth are no …

Gossip Around the Bowl: Conquering Constipation in Kids

  Anyone who has had a child who has had constipation knows how worrisome it can be. You know your child hasn’t had a bowel …