Health News

The Right Spoonful of Medicine
A dash of this and a pinch of that work for cooking, but not medications. But even using teaspoons and tablespoons may not be precise enough for kids' medications.
Sweet, Safe Sleeping for Babies
The safest way for infants to sleep is on their backs on a separate sleeping surface, clear of all blankets, pillows and other objects. Other ways of sleeping can increase the risk of tragedy.
A Big Bump to the Head: Guidelines for Recovery
One of the scariest moments for a parent can be seeing their child hit their head, especially if that hit is hard. If they sustain a concussion, it's important to know so that the child gets needed recovery time.
Severe Concussion Symptoms Offered Few Clues about Recovery
A concussion can be unsettling, especially if the symptoms are severe. But severe symptoms do not necessarily mean a longer recovery.
Possible Consequence of Keeping Sick Kids Home from Daycare
Most parents using out-of-home childcare are familiar with the list of illnesses that mean they can't bring their child to daycare that day. Yet such lists may be driving up healthcare use.
Exploring the Safety of Walking to School
Walking or riding a bicycle to school is a great way for children to get extra physical activity — but only if it's safe for them to do so.
E-cigarette Poisonings Increase
Electronic cigarettes have grown in popularity over the past several years. But greater popularity and use also mean more opportunities for children to find them.
MRI Versus CT Scans to Spot Appendicitis
It seems natural to use the "best" tool for a job. But what if that tool involves extra risks? And what if the risk is to children?
Think Twice About That Antibiotic
The large amount of antibiotic use in the past several decades has led to a new problem with antibiotic-resistant bacteria. Decreasing antibiotic use is an important step to address the new problem.
Mother's Medication Use Mirrored in Kids
A variety of over-the-counter medications are available for pain, including the popular use of acetaminophen (Tylenol). But overuse of these products can be harmful.