Next Monday is the big night -- Halloween! A few simple precautions can make sure everyone has a safe and fun time, whether you are on the hunt for treats or staying in. [...]
It is right around the corner – Halloween! Before you head out, review a few simple precautions that can ensure everyone has a safe and fun time. [...]
The abuse of over-the-counter and prescription drugs is high among pre-teens and teens, with the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) reporting nearly one in five teens admitted to abusing prescription medications. [...]
Children and teenagers should not be given aspirin if they have chickenpox, flu, an upper respiratory illness or have a fever accompanying any undiagnosed illness. The reason? Reye's Syndrome. [...]
The anti-vaccine movement was in the news recently, as the Tribeca Film Festival in New York City announced the documentary Vaxxed was being removed from screening during the [...]
The magnetic attraction between teenagers and their smart phones has been well-documented. But is that electronic love affair affecting teens' sleep and health?
Between the ages of 5 and 17, American children spend nearly two-thirds of their lives inside the home. You like to think they are safe there, but there are hazards ranging [...]
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recently issued a new recommendation that all kids should be screened for high cholesterol at their annual well-child visits -- not only those who might be at increased risk. The change ireflects concerns about the growing epidemic of obesity in children. [...]
Parents, guardians, grandparents, and caregivers: Take a moment, right now, and add the Poison Control Center number (1-800-222-1222) as a contact in your smartphone. Having it readily available can save precious minutes in an emergency.
With obesity numbers at an all-time high in America, screening kids for cholesterol is a crucial step in assuring better health in adulthood. [...]