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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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