Health & Safety: Toddlers & Preschoolers


Frequency of Crib-Related Injuries Cause for Concern, Study Finds

Although safety standards continue to improve, crib injuries occur at alarming rates. Credit: Getty Cribs, playpens and bassinets are s...Although safety standards continue to improve, crib injuries occur at alarming rates.

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.

Tips and Tricks to Ease Teething Pain

Let your child chew on a teething ring. Credit: Getty Images The average adult has 32 teeth, but first come t...Believe us, you're going to spend a lot of time feeling around your baby's mouth to see if there's a tooth coming in.

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.


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