Children's Health

Why Your Child May Need Pulmonary Function Tests

Pulmonary function tests are key to diagnosing and managing lung conditions like asthma in children. Here are a few reasons why your child might need them.

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Your Child Has Eczema: Now What?

It's hard enough to manage eczema as an adult. What do you do when your child exhibits symptoms? Eileen Bailey offers these practice tips for parenting with eczema.

By Eileen Bailey

Kids Are More Vulnerable to the Health Effects of Climate Change

Climate change affects everything — and everyone — on earth, and children appear to be more vulnerable to its effects than adults.

By Diane Domina

Are You a Nursing Mother? Don't Drink

Women who drink alcohol while breastfeeding may be more likely than those who abstain from alcohol to have children with cognitive problems.

By Diane Domina

Secondhand Marijuana Smoke a Danger to Kids

Secondhand marijuana smoke exposure may be more dangerous previously thought, especially for children living in close quarters with smokers.

By Eli Hendel, M.D.

Mom, Dad, Put Down Your Phone While Driving

About half of parents admit to talking on a cell phone while driving with kids ages 4 to 10, according to a survey conducted by researchers at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing.

By Diane Domina

Babies Given Solid Foods Earlier May Sleep Better

A study published in JAMA Pediatrics suggests introducing solids at 3 months of age is usually safe and results in small, but significant, improvements in sleep.

By Diane Domina

The Bonds Between Siblings Help When Parents Argue

Strong bonds between siblings can help reduce stress and offset the negative effects of unhealthy, destructive parental relationships, according to a recent study.

By Diane Domina

Fewer U.S. Teens Engage in Certain Risky Behaviors, But Concerns Remain

Results of the 2017 National Youth Risk Behavior Survey, which includes self-reported information about drug use and sexual behaviors among high school students in the United States, are released by the CDC.

By Diane Domina

E-Cigarettes Remain the Most Popular Tobacco Product for Teens

The CDC’s new 2017 National Youth Tobacco Survey shows that 11.7 percent of high school students and 3.3 percent of middle school students comprised the 2.1 million youth using e-cigarettes in 2017.

By Bethany Hoffman

Smoking Exposure May Cause Toddler's Hearing Impairment

Research from Japan shows that exposure to tobacco smoke both prenatally and postnatally may raise the risk of hearing problems in children.

By Stephanie Stephens