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Pediatricians say the Toxic Substances Control Act is ineffective. Credit: Getty Images
Toxic chemicals are, well, toxic. They hurt kids and, dang it, the government really ought to do something about it.So says the American Academ...Which chemicals are toxic? That's the rub.
Lifelong sun protection should begin at an early age. Credit: Getty Yes, you're always sure everyone in the family is slathered in sunscreen when you go to the beach or the pool, but sorry, Mom. That may not be enough to protect your ki...Rates of skin cancer continue to rise, even in younger people.
A fever may make a child uncomfortable, but it can actually help her body fight off an infection. Credit: Getty A child's fever can be anxiety-provoking for many parents, who often have a gut reaction to do whatever they can to bring t...Parents should help a feverish child feel more comfortable.
Although safety standards continue to improve, crib injuries occur at alarming rates. Credit: Getty Cribs, playpens and bassinets are supposed to function as secure locations where parents can place their baby or toddler and be confide...Although safety standards continue to improve, crib injuries occur at alarming rates.
This year's immunization guidelines cover a range of conditions such as influenza, pertussis and genital warts. Credit: Justin Sullivan, Getty Images Today, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) released the recommended childhood ...Among the new guidelines is a recommendation that adolescents get a booster dose of meningococcal vaccine.
New research findings point to breast-feeding as a contributing factor to academic achievement. Credit: Getty
Giving your baby the boob may just keep him from becoming a boob.Children who are mainly breast-fed for six months or lon...Breast-feeding your baby for at least six months can lead to higher academic achievement.
When used correctly, otoscopes are key in diagnosing children's ear infections. Credit: Getty ImagesIf your child suffers from frequent ear infections, you may want to discuss some new research findings with your pediatrician. ...If your child suffers from frequent ear infections, you may want to discuss some new research findings with your pediatrician.
Screening for depression early on can help assure a healthy mom and healthy baby. Credit: Getty ImagesEach year, more than 400,000 infants are born to mothers who are depressed, which makes perinatal depression -- depression that occurs during...Each year, more than 400,000 infants are born to mothers who are depressed, which makes perinatal depression -- depression that occurs during pregnancy or in the first year after birth -- the most under-diagnosed obstetric complication in the United States.
Your child already could be working on his or her first heart attack. The Los Angeles Times reports high cholesterol is not uncommon among children nowadays, in a society that leans heavily toward cheeseburgers and deep-fat fried chicken nuggets...
Concussion rates in soccer players are similar to those ice hockey and football players. Credit: Getty ImagesWhat sort of injury is your child likely to suffer on the soccer field? That all depends. In boys, ankle injuries are the most common. F...