All information gathered to date supports the positive health value of breast feeding for infants.
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Child Health and Safety
All 50 states in the U.S. require child safety seats and with good reason. Child safety seats can reduce the risk of potential injury as much as 69 percent in infants and 47 percent in children between the ages of one and four.
Lead is most commonly found in the dust that accumulates in homes that have lead based paint, and children either ingest or inhale the dust. Young children are particularly at risk.
Pediatrician's Role Important In Minimizing and Preventing The Effects of Disaster and Terrorism on Children
Pediatricians can play an important role in assisting parents and community leaders in protecting children from the long-term effects of disaster and terrorism.
While it's fairly common for parents to give their children cranberry products to treat or prevent urinary tract infections, they usually do not discuss the treatment with their pediatrician.
Everyone needs a calcium rich diet, but growing children require 2 to 4 servings of milk products daily for healthy teeth and strong bones.
A Television In The Bedroom Is Associated With Lower Standardized Test Scores Among Third Grade Students
In a study of third graders, children with a television in their bedrooms had lower scores on standardized tests while children with access to a home computer had higher scores.
Although symptoms of autism have been observed in children as young as eight to 12 months, some parents report that their child had normal or near normal development and then experienced a regression.
Large study finds no link between multiple childhood vaccinations and subsequent hospitalization for nontargeted diseases.
If after six weeks a parent or caregiver notices that the shape of the head looks abnormal, they should bring it to the attention of their pediatrician.
CDC announced that the nation's childhood immunization coverage rates continue at record high levels, with about 81 percent of the nation's 19 to 35 month old children receiving all the vaccinations in the recommended series.
Up to 40 percent of children with autism experience gastrointestinal problems, including stomach ache, constipation, chronic diarrhea, alternating constipation and diarrhea, gaseousness, bloating and reflux.
parents often don't know about simple changes that could prevent their children from getting eczema, or lessen their symptoms.
Studies have suggested that each year approximately one percent of children experience some form of sexual abuse, resulting in the sexual victimization.
Remind your child that she is not the only student who is a bit uneasy about the first day of school. Teachers know that students are anxious and will make an extra effort to make sure everyone feels as comfortable as possible.
Children born at extremely low birth weight have significant long term health and educational needs that require special attention as they grow older.
Vascular anomalies can sometimes begin to progress, requiring aggressive treatment to save the child's health or vision.
Take your child with you. A substantial number of caretakers intentionally leave children behind because they mistakenly think conditions are safe.
Inhaled nitric oxide therapy does not reduce the infant's chances for death or further lung problems.
Study found that children who had television sets in their bedrooms scored significantly lower on school achievement tests than children without TVs in their bedrooms.