| Aug 5, 2010
It's one thing to return a product mail-in rebate card to save some cash: More than two out of three consumers do, according to a 2009 Consumer Reports survey.
So would you return a card that could potentially save your child's life?
The U.S. Consumer...
| Sep 22, 2010
Over the weekend, I dragged my family to see "The Switch." It was a great escape movie and a perfect "chick flick" with a happy ending. What does this have to do with kids' health? Well, one of the scenes was related to an elementary school child who...
| May 22, 2010
Most children who drown in swimming pools were last seen in the home, had been missing from sight for less than five minutes, and were in the care of one or both parents at the time of the drowning.
"When you move into a house, and it has a pool, you...
| Jul 28, 2010
Summer is trauma season for children—everyone is outside, out of school, riding bikes, climbing trees, playing around bodies of water, and all too often getting hurt.
In 2008, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that 9.2 million...
| Jun 9, 2010
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Mead Johnson Nutrition Co. said Wednesday that it will stop production of a chocolate-flavored toddler formula that has garnered outrage across the blogosphere by parents who said it would contribute to the epidemic of childhood obesity. Mead Johnson said...
| May 25, 2010
Your little ones aren't big huggers, which some family members take as a slight. Should you force your kids to show affection?
I would suggest teaching them to shake hands. It's charming when little kids do it, and they may get over...
| Jun 14, 2010
Children who at 2 1/2 logged a lot of time in front of the TV appear to suffer ill effects from the experience seven years later when they're on the threshold of 'tween-dom, a new study finds.
A large-scale, long-running Canadian study of children...
| May 12, 2010
Get your kids involved. Rather than just having them eat the results of your efforts, ask them to participate, and the younger, the better. Depending upon their age, you can ask your kids to retrieve ingredients from the fridge or measure out exact...
| May 24, 2010
It seems that babies can, indeed, be too fat.
In a study published recently, researchers looked at 111 children whose body mass index exceeded 85% of the general population. Among those children who had gained weight in infancy at a high rate, more...
| Sep 10, 2010
Signs of heart disease — generally thought to be a disease of middle age — can be seen even in children, cardiologists now know. But risk factors in children and young adults run the risk of being undetected and untreated, largely because of...
| Sep 20, 2010
When my son was 4, I tried giving him nutritional supplements to make up for his appalling diet. I mixed fish oil into his orange juice. I let him eat candylike gummy multivitamins. And I stirred a chocolate powder containing 31 fruit and vegetable...