| Feb 2, 2013
| 1:03 AM
Groundhog Job Shadow Day was celebrated by agencies and businesses across the Imperial Valley on Friday in hopes students would see themselves as future members of the workforce.
Through the national initiative, 10th- through 12th-grade students had...
| Feb 6, 2013
During the first half of the 20th century, pediatricians generally believed that children's eye problems were largely self-corrective — that a child would grow out of his or her crossed eyes or poor vision. But they were wrong.
Unless a vision...
| Jan 17, 2013
| 2:18 PM
Dr. Allan Greissman of Pediatric Critical Care of South Florida dispels some common misconceptions parents may have about their children’s health.
1. Kids in day care get sick more often
While it may seem that kids in daycare get sick more often,...
| Feb 26, 2013
| 12:40 PM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - About one in six sudden infant deaths may be linked to their mothers' heavy alcohol use during or soon after pregnancy, according to a new study from Australia.
Researchers found those deaths may result from babies being...
| Jun 5, 2013
| 7:31 AM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Kids who don't get vaccines when they see their pediatrician for a sick visit - despite being due for the shots - are more likely to fall behind on immunizations and routine check-ups, according to a new study.
| Feb 28, 2013
| 11:58 AM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - There's no evidence that checking kids' and teens' blood pressure - and treating them if it's high - can reduce their heart risks in adulthood, according to a new analysis.
What's more, researchers found blood pressure tests...
| Jun 4, 2013
Dear Amy: My daughter had a baby four months ago. Her in-laws moved in with them at that time.
The baby was put in a bassinet for the first month or so. After that the bassinet was put away, and they did not put the crib up. The in-laws put the little...
| May 29, 2013
| 12:29 PM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - U.S. states that require children and teenagers to wear helmets report fewer deaths involving bicycles and cars, according to a new study.
Researchers analyzed the number of U.S. bicycle deaths between 1999 and 2010 and...
| May 17, 2013
| 2:34 PM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - A review of past research finds that fever-reducing drugs have no effect on the speed of children's recovery from an infection, contrary to the fears of some doctors and parents.
Researchers have debated for decades whether...
| Jan 10, 2013
| 12:16 PM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Cutting back kids' time watching TV and playing video games may not encourage them to spend more of the day running around outside, a new study suggests.
Just four in 10 U.S. kids met dual national guidelines for getting...
| Jan 15, 2013
| 9:41 AM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - For kids, time spent inactive seems less of a factor in higher body fat than does a lack of exercise, according to a new study.
Researchers found that the more minutes kids spent exercising at the pace of a fast walk each day,...
| Feb 18, 2013
| 12:17 PM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Upping the educational value of what young kids watch on television may help improve their behavior, a new study suggests.
It can be hard to encourage families of preschoolers to turn off the TV, but there are plenty of high-...