| Sep 29, 2010
Sadly, the problem with obesity in America doesn't seem to be going away and is not even improving. The latest data shows that adult obesity rates rose in 23 states in 2009 and the trend seems to be continuing in 2010.
Obesity and the problems associated...
| Sep 23, 2010
Upper-income parents are more likely to have children with autism, according to a University of Wisconsin-Madison study. The findings suggest either the genetics or the lifestyles of wealthier people predispose their children to autism.
| Sep 17, 2010
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: My 18-month-old has had six ear infections in the last year. Is it time for ear tubes?
ANSWER: Middle ear (between the eardrum and the inner ear) infections are common in young children, and most of these infections are relatively...
| Sep 3, 2010
With Labor Day only a few days away, many families will be traveling this weekend. Some are heading to the mountains, or maybe camping and hiking in a national park. Others may be headed for adventures in South America or even Asia and encounter higher...
| Sep 7, 2010
Ferdousi Dawood was worried. Her daughter's headaches were excruciating, and prescription medicines and natural remedies had failed to make a difference. Now, a doctor at Children's Memorial Hospital was recommending a CT scan to peer inside the 10-year-...
| Jul 26, 2010
After a long day at work, it can be difficult for working moms and dads to make a nutritious meal for their families. For some, it’s often tempting to order in a pizza and simply call it a night.
Keyona Simmons, 25, a mother of two boys under the...
| Jul 22, 2010
Teaching your child to use the right fork or fold his or her napkin properly may seem like a nice after-thought in today's world, but modern etiquette experts say proper social graces can affect your child's future.
These days, etiquette classes teach...
| Jul 20, 2010
With his gaze fixed on a tiny screen, hearing plugged by earbuds and fingers flying, the average teenager may look like a disaster in the making: socially stunted, terminally distracted and looking for trouble. But look beyond the dizzying array of...
| Aug 16, 2010
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Congenital CMV — cytomegalovirus — is the most common cause of disability in newborns.
The Centers for Disease Control reports that it affects 1 in 150 children born in the United States. One in five of those will have permanent health...
| Sep 22, 2010
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When you're first told you are going to be a father, naturally the expectations of what the future will look like pop into your head. You think of fishing trips and baseball games, ballet recitals and happy holiday memories being created.
At first you...
| Aug 18, 2010
Children and teens with Tourette syndrome found help for their tics via sessions of self-hypnosis, according to a new study published online in the Journal of Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics.
The study included 33 participants ages 6 to 19 who...