FRIDAY, July 13, 2018 -- Doctors are supposed to screen young children to see if they're learning basic skills. But only 17 percent of kids get this critical testing in some places in the United States, a new study finds.
Overall, fewer than one-third of U.S. children under 3 years old receive recommended screening for developmental problems, said researchers at John Hopkins University in Baltimore.
SATURDAY, July 7, 2018 -- Every nine days, a child dies in a hot car in the United States, but a safety expert says such tragedies can easily be prevented.
"Three letters can help drivers remember to take proper safety precautions with children when traveling in the car: A, C, T," said Susan Katz, coordinator of the pediatric injury prevention program at Stony Brook (N.Y.) Children's Hospital.
FRIDAY, June 8, 2018 -- A comprehensive, nearly two-decades long study of the DTaP vaccine that's routinely given to babies and young children finds no safety issues.
"No new or unexpected adverse events were detected" with use of the diphtheria-tetanus-acellular pertussis (DTaP) shot over 19 years of follow-up, concluded a team led by Dr. Pedro Moro, of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.