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Health Tip: Choosing a Car Seat

Health Tip: Choosing a Car Seat

(HealthDay News) — Thousands of young children face injury or death in car accidents each year. Proper use of car seats can keep children safe in the event of a crash, says American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). Latest Healthy Kids News The AAP provides these guidelines for choosing car seats: All infants and toddlers should […]

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Hot-Car Deaths Hit Record High in 2018

Hot-Car Deaths Hit Record High in 2018

Latest Healthy Kids News TUESDAY, April 16, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Experts say 51 children died in hot cars in the United States last year — the highest toll on record. The previous single-year high was 49 deaths in 2010, the National Safety Council (NSC) said. With another hot summer approaching, the safety council has […]

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Can Games and Apps Help Your Kids Learn?

Can Games and Apps Help Your Kids Learn?

By Len CanterHealthDay Reporter Latest Healthy Kids News WEDNESDAY, April 17, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Leading health organizations are warning about the possibility of video game addiction. The World Health Organization has included it in the latest edition of its reference book of health disorders, while the American Psychiatric Association’s book offers warning signs but […]

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Health Tip: Signs of Dyslexia in Preschoolers

Health Tip: Signs of Dyslexia in Preschoolers

(HealthDay News) — Signs of dyslexia can appear in a child’s earliest years. For parents and teachers, looking for signs in preschoolers can help for early intervention, says the Yale Center for Dyslexia and Creativity. Latest Healthy Kids News Preschoolers with dyslexia may: Have trouble learning nursery rhymes. Show difficulty learning the alphabet. Mispronounce familiar […]

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Kids Can Get UTIs, Too

Kids Can Get UTIs, Too

By Len CanterHealthDay Reporter Latest Healthy Kids News TUESDAY, April 16, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Adults aren’t the only ones susceptible to urinary tract infections, or UTIs. They can occur in kids, even infants, if bacteria get into the urinary tract, often from the bowel. Any child can get a UTI. But some kids are […]

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Newborn’s ‘Microbiome’ Could Give Clues to Weight Later

Newborn’s ‘Microbiome’ Could Give Clues to Weight Later

Latest Healthy Kids News FRIDAY, April 12, 2019 (HealthDay News) — A newborn‘s first stool holds telltale clues about his risk for becoming an overweight 3-year-old, according to a European study. The clues come from the population of bacteria (microbiome) in the baby’s gut. Finnish researchers used genetic sequencing to analyze the first stool produced […]

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Helping the Young Mind Grow

Helping the Young Mind Grow

By Len CanterHealthDay Reporter Latest Healthy Kids News MONDAY, April 15, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Whether you call it snowplow, bulldozer or helicopter parenting, these child-rearing styles have gotten a lot of attention recently, and the acknowledgment that they may not be the best way to raise a confident, well-adjusted young person. Moving obstacles out […]