Health News

Back to School with Asthma requires Planning
It's back-to-school time, when kids and their parents shop for new clothes, check off the school supply list, and get ready for the new year.
Breastfeeding Still the Best Baby Formula
Children's incidence of food allergies is on the rise. Labeling a baby formula as hypoallergenic is a fabulous marketing strategy, but it should deliver the goods as advertised.
Quality of Life Suffers for ADHD Children
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) can negatively impact so many areas of a child's life - and that of his or her family. And the more severe the disorder, the more the quality of life suffers.
Painful Breastfeeding
Breastfeeding is a magical experience that reaps physical and emotional benefits for both the mother and her child. What happens for a woman who has difficulty with breastfeeding?
Preemie Problems With HIV Drug
Premature babies can be born with a host of problems. Preemies exposed to HIV through their mothers also have even more complicated beginnings.
Safeguarding Against Swimmer's Ear
Maybe it starts with a grumpy child holding their ear. Perhaps your first thought is an ear infection. But with broiling summer days coaxing families to beaches and pools, it may be something else.
FDA Reminder: Do Not Give Infants Cough and Cold Products Designed for Older Children
In January 2008, manufacturers voluntarily removed over-the-counter (OTC) infant (less than 2 years of age) cough and cold products from the market due to safety concerns. Later in fall of 2008, manufacturers also voluntarily relabeled these cough and cold products to state: “do not use in children under 4 years of age.” However, there are concerns that many parents may be giving cough and cold products that remain on the market - those designed for older children - to their infants. FDA reminds all caregivers never to give a child under two years of age any kind of cough and cold p...
FDA Approves Vaccines For The 2011-2012 Influenza Season
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced today that it has approved the influenza vaccine formulation for the 2011-2012 vaccine that will be used by the six manufacturers licensed to produce and distribute influenza vaccine for the United States.
New Method Makes Cardiac CT Safe for Kids
While adult cardio patients have long had the option of a simple CT scan, the choices have been much more limited for pediatric patients. In children, the standard has been cardiac catherization, an invasive procedure that involves radiation and sedation.
Never Too Late to Quit Smoking for Baby
Nicotine addiction is one of the toughest habits to kick. Expecting moms have an added incentive: their newborn's health. For your baby, quitting early in pregnancy is almost as good as being a non-smoker.