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Codeine: An Opioid Threat to Kids

Codeine: An Opioid Threat to Kids

By Len CanterHealthDay Reporter Latest Healthy Kids News TUESDAY, Feb. 19, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Codeine is one of the drugs at the center of the opioid epidemic affecting adults and teens across the United States. There are also concerns about its effects on very young children — not addiction, but life-threatening events and deaths […]

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Kid-Friendly Food Swaps Everyone Will Love

Kid-Friendly Food Swaps Everyone Will Love

By Len CanterHealthDay Reporter Latest Healthy Kids News MONDAY, Feb. 18, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Is the dinner table a battleground at your house? Getting your kids to eat better doesn’t have to cause a fight if you follow these fast and easy strategies to enhance dishes that they already know and love. In some […]

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Keep Your Kids Safe From Burns

Keep Your Kids Safe From Burns

Latest Healthy Kids News SUNDAY, Feb. 17, 2019 (HealthDay News) — An average of two children die from burns and more than 300 are treated for such injuries in U.S. emergency departments every day, a burn expert says. Burns are one of the leading causes of death and injury in the United States, and children […]

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Teen Pot Use Fell in States That Legalized Medical Marijuana: Study

Teen Pot Use Fell in States That Legalized Medical Marijuana: Study

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter Latest Healthy Kids News THURSDAY, Feb. 14, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Marijuana legalization has been sweeping across the United States, raising concerns that more teens will start toking as pot smoking gains in legitimacy. A new study suggests that’s not the case. Researchers actually found fewer teen marijuana users in states […]

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Health Tip: Get Your Child to School on Time

Health Tip: Get Your Child to School on Time

(HealthDay News) — Being late to school can affect your child’s ability to learn, the American Academy of Pediatrics says. Getting out the door on time in the morning can be difficult, the academy acknowledges, suggesting these ways to get your child to school promptly and avoid absenteeism: Track your child’s attendance on a calendar. […]

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Does Bullying Start at Home?

Does Bullying Start at Home?

Latest Healthy Kids News THURSDAY, Feb. 14, 2019 (HealthDay News) — If you think that sibling rivalry can border on brutality at times, you won’t be surprised by new research from British scientists. They found that children are more likely to be bullied by a sibling if they have more than one, and firstborn children […]

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How to Help Your Teen Use Social Media Safely

How to Help Your Teen Use Social Media Safely

Latest Healthy Kids News WEDNESDAY, Feb. 13, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Social media is now a key part of American youngsters’ lives, so parents need to provide guidance and rules to help them enjoy its benefits and protect them from potential dangers, experts say. Social media can help kids connect and find others who share […]