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  • Packing the kids for camp

    Packing the kids for camp
    Parent advice From our panel of staff contributors As long as you have no reason to worry that she is trying to take along contraband, this is a great idea. It shows she is maturing, and if she forgets something, it is a wonderful learning experience....
  • One in four injured youth owns a gun: study

    One in four injured youth owns a gun: study
    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Close to one-quarter of teenagers and young adults treated for assault injuries in a Michigan emergency room reported owning or carrying a gun, according to a new study. Most of those weapons were obtained illegally,...
  • Co-sleeping prolongs breast-feeding but safety a concern, study says

    Two new studies, both released Monday, offer additional evidence -- if any were really needed -- that breast-feeding can be really, really difficult for mothers. In one analysis, published in the journal Pediatrics, researchers interviewed first-time...
  • More U.S. moms embrace breastfeeding, led by Idaho and California

    More U.S. moms embrace breastfeeding, led by Idaho and California
    Breastfeeding is on the rise in the U.S., with 77% of new mothers nursing their newborns and nearly half sticking with it for at least six months, according to new data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The CDC’s 2013...
  • Another way TV is harmful to kids: By falling on them

    Another way TV is harmful to kids: By falling on them
    The nation's pediatricians keep saying that television can be harmful for babies and toddlers, but this time, they mean it literally. A new study finds that in 2011 alone, televisions falling on children caused some 17,000 injuries that warranted a trip...
  • When should nighttime bedwetting stop?

    When should nighttime bedwetting stop?
    Q: My son turned 4 in December. He was daytime potty-trained at 2 ½ but is still wearing a diaper at night. I’ve tried cutting out milk/liquids by 6 p.m. (he goes to bed between 7 and 7:45), and I have him pee right before bed. Is he going to be...
  • Michelle Obama's nutrition campaign comes with political pitfalls

    WASHINGTON — Shortly after she launched her signature anti-obesity initiative more than three years ago, Michelle Obama signaled she would take on a contentious issue: advertising for snacks, soft drinks, sugary cereals and fast food aimed at...
  • Teen advocacy groups ask FTC to block Facebook privacy changes

    SAN FRANCISCO -- A coalition of more than 20 public health, youth and consumer groups that advocate for the health and welfare of teens are raising concerns about the potential negative effects of proposed changes to Facebook's privacy policy and are...
  • Halloween scary for parents of kids with allergies

    Halloween scary for parents of kids with allergies
    When students at Glencoe School District 35 gather for their classroom Halloween parties next week, they will relinquish venerable traditions like decorating cupcakes and nibbling on chocolates in favor of crafting cards and bracelets which will be...
  • Guest Column: Making sure that infants sleep safely

    It's a parent's worst nightmare to lose a child. But every five days in Los Angeles County a baby suffocates while sleeping, making bed-sharing and unsafe sleep environments the leading preventable cause of infant death in the county. According to...
  • TV watching linked to young adults' heart risk

    TV watching linked to young adults' heart risk
    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Watching a favorite television show may feel relaxing, but in a new study, the longer 30-somethings spent in front of the TV, the stiffer their arteries — a sign of likely heart disease in the future. "The fact that your...