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AHA: 12-Year-Old Heart Defect Survivor Inspires NFL Player's Foundation

THURSDAY, Dec. 6, 2018 (American Heart Association) -- Gavin Kuykendall's life has been shaped by his fight against heart disease. Now almost 12, he recently expressed all he's been through -- by writing a letter to his heart disease. "You…

Old-Fashioned Play Beats Digital Toys for Kids, Pediatricians Say

MONDAY, Dec. 3, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- If you're shopping for toys this holiday season, make sure some simple, old-fashioned items are on your list, pediatricians say. In a new report, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) is making…

For Kids' Sports, Diversification Is Best

SATURDAY, Nov. 17, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- If your kid is highly skilled at hockey but wants to try basketball, new research suggests you shouldn't worry about whether that might cost your child a college scholarship. Researchers surveyed…

Pediatricians Renew Call to Abandon Spanking

MONDAY, Nov. 5, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- The American Academy of Pediatrics is strengthening its recommendation to ban spanking and other forms of corporal punishment, citing new research that says that type of discipline can affect normal…

Soft Furniture No Cushion Against Falls for Young Kids

SUNDAY, Nov. 4, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- It's a scene played out in many homes across America -- parents place their baby on a bed or sofa, thinking the child is safe while Mom or Dad slips away for a few moments. But new research finds that…

Parents Fret Over Fussy Eaters - but What Works?

FRIDAY, Sept. 21, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- The nightly dinner battles many parents have with picky toddlers can be exhausting. Now, research suggests that either pressuring or rewarding kids to eat healthier may backfire. "These practices…

Could Household Cleaners Make Your Kid Fat?

MONDAY, Sept. 17, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- If you're a clean freak, you could be inadvertently fattening your children, a new study suggests. The research can't prove cause-and-effect, but suggests that household disinfectants might be promoting…

Teaching Your Kids Online Safety

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 29, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Limiting online access used to be the main parenting strategy to protect kids from internet hazards like cyberbullying and sexual predators. But research suggests that teaching them how to avoid these…

School Kids Need Supervision After Classes End

SUNDAY, Aug. 26, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- As parents send their kids back to school, they need to remember the school day includes the hours before and after classes, a leading pediatrician's group says. Children in grade school and middle…

A Weak Grip May Signal Future Health Trouble -- Even in Kids

MONDAY, Aug. 13, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Weak grip strength in children may point to a higher risk of such health problems as diabetes and heart disease, new research suggests. In a new study that followed children from 4th grade through…

For School Kids, Vaccines Are Key

TUESDAY, Aug. 7, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Be sure to put vaccinations on your children's back-to-school lists, whether they're just starting school or heading off to college, experts say. By protecting infants, children and teens from serious…

Dim the Lights to Help Your Child Fall Asleep

SUNDAY, July 29, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Exposure to bright light in the hour before bedtime can make it difficult for kids to fall asleep, family health experts warn. As day changes to night, the body increases production of a sleep-inducing…