MONDAY, May 20, 2019 -- Many American kids don't don helmets when biking, skateboarding and riding scooters, a troubling new poll finds.
Among more than 1,300 parents surveyed, 18% said their kids never wear helmets while biking, 58% said their kids don't wear helmets while skateboarding, and 61% said their children don't wear helmets when riding scooters, according to the C.S. Mott Children's Hospital National Poll on Children's Health at the University of Michigan.
TUESDAY, April 23, 2019 (American Heart Association News) -- One of the most valuable lessons in pediatrician April Inniss' medical career came from an 8-year-old boy.
Inniss was just out of medical school and was asked to draw blood from the terrified young patient at a Boston hospital. The child was diagnosed with chronic stomach issues, and had a distrust of health care providers.
FRIDAY, March 22, 2019 -- Gun-related deaths among school-age children in the United States are increasing at alarming rates, researchers report.
In 2017, gun violence claimed more 5- to 18-year-olds than police officers or active-duty members of the U.S. military, according to a chilling new study led by investigators from Florida Atlantic University.
TUESDAY, March 26, 2019 -- If the cacophony of children screaming and throwing tiny plastic balls everywhere hasn't prompted you to forgo ball pits, a new study may just send you scurrying for the door.
The research found that ball pits in physical therapy clinics -- and undoubtedly in public ball pits, too -- were awash in microbes, some potentially quite dangerous.