Health & Safety: Big Kids


Report Ranks Best and Worst States for Child Health Care

A child's access to affordable health care varies widely from state-to-state. Credit: Getty A recent analysis of states' performance ...Nationally, 10 percent of children are uninsured, with the rate exceeding 16 percent in three states.

AAP Announces New Immunization Guidelines for Kids, Teens

This year's immunization guidelines cover a range of conditions such as influenza, pertussis and genital warts. Credit: Justin Sullivan, G...Among the new guidelines is a recommendation that adolescents get a booster dose of meningococcal vaccine.

Average Child May Get 7 Radiation Scans by Age 18

The growth of CT scans in recent decades has led to big increases in the average American's total radiation exposure. Credit: Corbis CH...The amount of radiation exposure that children will have by the time they are 18 is a worrisome trend.

Ohio Child Cancers Confound Parents, Investigators

Tanner Hisey, center, puts icing on Christmas cookies with his sister Siera, right, and half-sister Tyler Smith in their home near Clyde, ...Every time his kids cough, Dave Hisey's mind starts to race. Is it cancer? Is it coming back?

ER Trips for Food Allergies Higher Than Ever

Peanut butter is off limits for many kids with food allergies. Credit: Corbis Parents who want to keep their kids out of ER may want ...Parents who want to keep their kids out of ER may want to skip the milk, eggs and peanut butter aisles at the grocery store.

Sick Kids in Rural Areas Can't Find a Dose of Doctor Care

If you live in a rural area, it may be hard to find a doctor for your child, a new study shows. Credit: Getty When a kid gets a nasty c...Nearly 1 million kids live in rural areas where there are no doctors, a new study finds.

Do You Vaccinate Your Children?

Do you vaccinate your kids? Credit: Getty Images
December 6 is Family Vaccination Day, which is part of the fourth annual National Influenza Vacci...
Do you vaccinate your children against the flu and other diseases?

Corporate America Doesn't Care About My Family or Yours

Is corporate America concerned about your safety? Credit: Spencer Platt, Getty Images
It's another David vs. Goliath showdown. In this case, thoug...
Did you know that much of the information from safety complaints is not made public because of a federal law that requires a manufacturer's approval before it can be released?


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