TUESDAY, May 14, 2019 -- As measles outbreaks rage in many parts of the United States, one expert has advice for parents on how to protect their children from the disease.
On Monday, U.S. health officials reported that measles cases have now climbed to 839 in 2019, the highest yearly total in 25 years. Infections have been confirmed in 23 states, with many of the cases showing up in unvaccinated people in Orthodox Jewish communities in New York.
WEDNESDAY, April 24, 2019 -- As a parent, you want to do everything right to nurture your child. Besides serving healthy food and encouraging daily exercise, three other lifestyle habits can have a huge impact on your child's mental and physical well-being and development.
In an article in JAMA Pediatrics, Dr. Dimitri Christakis, of the Seattle Children's Research Institute, said studies show how a child's early environment affects behavior and development. He and his colleagues developed strategies to help parents make the most of all aspects of their children's development. These are some of their best tips.
MONDAY, April 15, 2019 -- 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 of a child's way is not the same as providing the nurturing he or she needs.
WEDNESDAY, April 10, 2019 -- The concerns about sugar and kids go far beyond the risk of cavities.
An extensive research review by the American Heart Association (AHA) found that kids who consume a lot of foods and drinks with added sugar could develop heart disease risk factors -- like obesity and high cholesterol -- starting in childhood.