Health News

Why Does Violence Affect Health?
Experiencing violence as a child raises the risk of health problems later in life. A new study is trying to understand why this risk is higher.
Detergent Capsules Pose Danger to Kids
Childproofing the home for little kids is more than important. It can be a life or death situation. This is especially true for household chemicals.
Co-Parenting Through Technology
Over one million children experience divorce each year. Having a positive co-parenting relationship is one of the most important challenges a divorced couple will face.
No Energizer Bunny for Your Child
You may have lost the remote control for the umpteenth time, but make sure your toddler doesn't find it. And check all the screws on his toys' battery enclosures.
Does Dad Matter?
The transition from childhood to adolescence can be a bumpy one. It is a time where peers become much more important, and parents less so. At least, that’s how parents feel.
When Grandma Takes Too Many Meds
Not-good-to-mix meds for elderly patients is a growing problem. Tracking meds could help lower risk for bad reactions.
Texting Appointment Reminders
Missed doctor’s appointments cost money and result in patients not getting their health care. Text message reminders are a cheap way to help people get to their appointments.
Are You Ready for the Hurricane?
When a tropical storm or hurricane watch or warning is underway, there is more you can do that anxiously watch news weather forecasts. You can prepare. Taking steps to protect your life, your loved ones and your property can reduce the damage from a hurricane or tropical storm. Prepare for an oncoming hurricane or tropical storm. First, learn and store numbers and addresses of necessary references. This includes the local emergency management office, law enforcement and public safety, hospitals, utilities and Red Cross. Also know which TV stations and radio stations will kee...
Peace can Exist Post-Divorce
After divorce, conflict between parents can be common, often parents argue over parenting styles, money and custody, but it is possible to change the relationship.
A New Intervention for Domestic Violence?
Could intimate partner violence be helped through better communication skills? The research team at the Center for Couples Therapy in Houston thinks so.