Skip to content
My WebMD Sign In, Sign Up

Health & Parenting

News and Features Related to Health & Parenting

  1. Katherine Heigl: Actress, Mom… and Animal Rescuer

    Katherine Heigl still remembers her first love. He was older, dark-haired, infinitely patient, and known by the Southern-gentlemanly moniker "Ben Davis." For years, he was Heigl's best friend. He even tolerated it when "Katie" stole his food and chewed on his ears. Ben Davis was a black Labrador ret

    Read Full Article
  2. Q&A With Chris O'Donnell

    You’re the youngest child in a family of seven kids, and now you’re father to a brood of five, ranging from 5 to 13. What’s the best part about belonging to a big family? Your family unit is your own world, all the drama and hilarity, all the personalities. Yes, you’ll have close friends, but your f

    Read Full Article
  3. 'Smarter Lunchroom' May Lead to Healthier Choices

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Feb. 22 (HealthDay News) -- A few simple and inexpensive changes to school cafeterias can help encourage children to eat healthier foods at lunch, a new study finds. The changes included improving the convenience and attractiveness of fruits and vegetables

    Read Full Article
  4. U.S. Children Eating Fewer Calories

    Feb. 22, 2013 -- Here’s a flash of hope for the obesity crisis: Surprising new numbers show that, contrary to common assumptions, U.S. children are not eating more calories. The type of food they are eating, however, has changed in recent years. According to the report from the National Center for H

    Read Full Article
  5. Codeine in Children Linked to Serious Side Effects

    Feb. 20, 2013 -- The FDA is again warning of the risk for fatal and life-threatening side effects from codeine in young children who take the drug for pain relief after having their tonsils or adenoids removed for obstructive sleep apnea. The FDA cites reports of three children who died and one who

    Read Full Article
  6. Praise Kids' Efforts, Not Their Qualities?

    By Barbara Bronson Gray HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Feb. 12 (HealthDay News) -- Telling your young children that they are smart may not be all that wise. A new study found that it's probably not helpful for parents to shower their young daughters or sons with commentary meant to boost self-esteem. I

    Read Full Article
  7. Birth Rate in 2011 Lowest Ever Reported in U.S.

    Feb. 11, 2013 -- The U.S. birth rate in 2011 was the lowest rate ever reported for the United States, a new study shows. The rate, which is live births per 1,000 women, dropped from 13.0 in 2010 to 12.7 in 2011. In 1950, the rate was 24.1. Overall, there were 1% fewer children born in the U.S. in 20

    Read Full Article
  8. Day Care May Not Raise Behavior Woes in Kids

    By Amanda Gardner HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Feb. 8 (HealthDay News) -- Parents who send their children to day care may be able to breathe a sigh of relief. New research finds that children in child care do not have an increased risk of behavioral problems. The catch? The new study was conducted in

    Read Full Article
  9. Immunity-Boosting Snacks for Kids

    Could the snacks you feed your kids cut their chances of getting sick? Healthy things in everyday foods -- from yogurt to walnuts -- may help boost a kid's natural defenses. "We know that what you eat has a clear impact on your immunity," says Leo A. Heitlinger MD, chair of the American Academy of P

    Read Full Article
  10. Healthy Foods, Happy Tummies

    Does your kid have a tummy ache again? Belly pain affects lots of kids, so your family isn't alone. It’s usually not serious, but it's no fun for kids or their parents. If your child’s pain is really bad or doesn’t go away after a day, he should see a doctor. But for minor tummy aches, a few changes

    Read Full Article
Displaying 241 - 250 of 2340 Articles << Prev Page 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 Next >>

Today on WebMD

Girl holding up card with BMI written
Is your child at a healthy weight?
toddler climbing
What happens in your child’s second year.
 
father and son with laundry basket
Get your kids to help around the house.
boy frowning at brocolli
Tips for dealing with mealtime mayhem
 
mother and daughter talking
Tool
child brushing his teeth
Slideshow
 
Sipping hot tea
Slideshow
Young woman holding lip at dentists office
Video
 
Which Vaccines Do Adults Need
Article
rl with friends
fitSlideshow
 
tissue box
Quiz
Child with adhd
Slideshow