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Child And Teen Health

NBC's 'Biggest Loser' to return in January

NBC's 'Biggest Loser' to return in January

"The Biggest Loser" will return in January with the weight-loss show's first young teen participants and trainer Jillian Michaels back on duty.

September 13, 2012 8:00 am
Animated Disney show tells kids to be healthy and not to worry

Animated Disney show tells kids to be healthy and not to worry

Chris Nee, creator of "Doc McStuffins" on the Disney Channel, wanted to ease her toddler son's experience with doctors and hospitals after he was diagnosed with asthma.

April 09, 2012 9:00 am
Animated show tells kids be healthy, don't worry

Animated show tells kids be healthy, don't worry

Many TV shows have dispassionate origins, recycling a well-worn format or piggybacking on a trend. But the roots of "Doc McStuffins," an animated program for children ages 2 to 7, are downright maternal.

April 05, 2012 8:00 am

A roundup of recent Indiana newspaper editorials

Big challenge for new welfare process

February 25, 2012 12:00 am
Babies try lip-reading when learning to talk

Babies try lip-reading when learning to talk

Babies don't learn to talk just from hearing sounds. Scientists discovered that starting around age 6 months, babies begin shifting from the intent eye gaze of early infancy to studying mouths when people talk to them.

January 23, 2012 9:00 am
Study: Babies try lip-reading in learning to talk

Study: Babies try lip-reading in learning to talk

Babies don't learn to talk just from hearing sounds. New research suggests they're lip-readers too.

January 22, 2012 12:00 am
Your home's age important for child lead exposure

Your home's age important for child lead exposure

WASHINGTON (AP) — If you've been putting off repairing a peeling windowsill, or you're thinking of knocking out a wall, listen up: Check how old your house is. You may need to take steps to protect your kids from dangerous lead.

January 07, 2012 12:00 am
Few parents recall doctor saying child overweight

Few parents recall doctor saying child overweight

Pediatricians are supposed to track if youngsters are putting on too many pounds, but a new study found less than a quarter of parents of overweight children recall the doctor ever saying there was a problem.

December 19, 2011 12:00 pm
Few parents recall doctor saying child overweight

Few parents recall doctor saying child overweight

Pediatricians are supposed to track if youngsters are putting on too many pounds — but a new study found less than a quarter of parents of overweight children recall the doctor ever saying there was a problem.

December 18, 2011 12:00 am
More kids skip school shots in 8 states

More kids skip school shots in 8 states

A rising number of parents in more than half of states are opting out of school shots for their kids. And in eight states, more than 1 in 20 public school kindergartners do not get all the vaccines required for attendance, an Associated Press analysis found.

December 04, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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Half of teens shy, but for a few it's more serious

Half of teens shy, but for a few it's more serious

Does your teen show normal nerves about the weekend party, or always stay home?

November 06, 2011 12:00 am
Panel: Boys should get HPV vaccine given to girls

Panel: Boys should get HPV vaccine given to girls

A vaccine against cervical cancer hasn't been all that popular for girls. It may be even a harder sell for boys now that it's been recommended for them too.

October 27, 2011 12:00 am
Half of teens shy, but for a few it's more serious

Half of teens shy, but for a few it's more serious

Nearly half of teenagers say they're shy. But a government study finds a small fraction of those teens show signs of a troubling anxiety disorder.

October 27, 2011 12:00 am
Rocco DiSpirito tackles frozen pizza pockets

Rocco DiSpirito tackles frozen pizza pockets

Kids today are eating themselves into an early grave.

September 28, 2011 12:00 am
Study: Whooping cough vaccination fades in 3 years

Study: Whooping cough vaccination fades in 3 years

The whooping cough vaccine given to babies and toddlers loses much of its effectiveness after just three years, which is a lot faster than doctors believed, and that could help explain a recent series of outbreaks in the U.S. among children who were fully vaccinated, a study suggests.

September 22, 2011 12:00 am
Rocco DiSpirito tackles frozen pizza pockets

Rocco DiSpirito tackles frozen pizza pockets

I don't have all the answers, but I do know that one of the first ways to combat childhood obesity is to teach ourselves and our children to cook wholesome, nutritious foods.

September 22, 2011 12:00 am
Kids may not be drinking enough low-fat milk, the CDC reports

Kids may not be drinking enough low-fat milk, the CDC reports

Children may be coming up short when it comes to drinking low-fat milk, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report.

September 19, 2011 12:00 am
First lady makes headway calling for healthy foods

First lady makes headway calling for healthy foods

Calorie by calorie, first lady Michelle Obama is chipping away at big portions and unhealthy food in an effort to help America slim down.

September 16, 2011 12:00 am
Back-to-school can mean vaccines for tweens, teens

Back-to-school can mean vaccines for tweens, teens

Backpack. Notebooks. Whooping cough shot? If you haven't worried about back-to-school shots since your tween or teen was entering kindergarten, better put vaccines on the to-do list.

August 25, 2011 3:00 pm
Can they take the heat?

Can they take the heat?

Playing sports in hot, steamy weather is safe for healthy children and teen athletes, so long as precautions are taken and common sense is used.

August 22, 2011 2:00 pm
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