Articles about children's health


The New Rules of Peanut Allergies: What Concerned Parents Need to Know

Last updated: 02/15/2020

Image zoom Andy Lim/Shutterstock In March 2019, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) released new guidelines for introducing kids to peanuts in the hopes of decreasing the...

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Children can make their own resolutions. Keep them simple and fun

Last updated: 01/02/2020

The American Academy of Pediatrics encourages children and families to read more by making it a New Year's resolution. Stock Photo The new year signals a time when most of us...

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There are ways to help children who suffer from mental health conditions. Why don’t we use them?

Last updated: 12/25/2019

There are ways to help children who suffer from mental health conditions. Why don’t we use them? By Jeffrey Vanderploeg Special to Hartford Courant | Dec 22, 2019 | 6:00...

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Child and Parent Health Tend to be Worse When a Child Has Special Health Care Needs

Last updated: 12/25/2019

In Chicago, 7 percent of parents said that their child or children were limited or prevented in their ability to do things most peers can do, according to the latest survey...

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Too Much Screen Time? Here’s How to Dial Back

Last updated: 12/16/2019

Sticking to a new routine can stop your children from becoming screen zombies. Whether you’re on a packed plane trying to keep your toddler from having a meltdown or stuck...

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Give a Baby Access to Lifesaving Screenings

Last updated: 12/05/2019

Gifts That Empower Give a Baby Access to Lifesaving Screenings The highest standards of care, right from the very beginning. Your gift will ensure detection of life-threatening...

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5 Ways to Give to Children in Need This Season With UNICEF

Last updated: 12/01/2019

The giving season is in full swing. If helping children and young people matters to you, UNICEF is one of the best charities to donate to if you want your support to go a long...

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PTSD in parents: The trauma of caring for sick kids | Riley Children's Health

Last updated: 11/28/2019

An estimated 10-20% of parents with medically fragile children meet the clinical criteria for PTSD. The triggers may be different, but the results can include hypervigilance,...

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High amounts of screen time begin as early as infancy, NIH study suggests

Last updated: 11/28/2019

Children of first-time mothers, those in home-based childcare log most screen time. Children’s average daily time spent watching television or using a computer or mobile device...

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For Every Child, Safe Water

Last updated: 11/25/2019

Water is one of life's basic necessities. It's a human right. Yet by 2040, one in four children will live in areas of extreme water stress. The management and protection of...

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