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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CDC Reports Increase in Polio-Like Illness, Mostly in Kids

As the total number of confirmed cases of acute flaccid myelitis (AFM) in 2018 rose to 90 across 27 states, a CDC report suggests the cause may be viral.

By Diane Domina

Pediatricians Update Kid Concussion Guidelines

The American Academy of Pediatrics revised its concussion guidelines for kids and teens to support light physical activity and the return to school.

By Diane Domina

FDA Expected to Restrict E-Cigarette Sales

According to a report in The Washington Post, the FDA is likely to ban the sale of most flavored e-cigarette, or vaping, products in convenience stores.

By Diane Domina

Instant Soups Burn Nearly 10,000 Kids Each Year

Approximately 9,500 children between ages 4 and 12 are treated at U.S. emergency rooms annually for burns caused by microwavable instant soup and noodle products.

By Diane Domina

Just 3 Percent of Kids Get Enough Exercise, Researchers Say

A U.K. study suggests that only 1 in 30 children meet minimum physical activity guidelines of at least one hour (60 minutes) of moderate exercise per day.

By Diane Domina

CDC: Rare, Polio-like Virus Now in 22 States

The CDC is investigating the cause of a virus that results in weakness in the arms or legs, seems to overwhelmingly afflict children, and has infected 62 people across the country so far this year.

By Karen Gaudette Brewer

How Much Protein Should My Child Have?

Children actually need more protein per pound of body weight than adults because they are in a stage of growth and development during infancy, childhood, and adolescence. But is there such a thing as to much? Find out how much they should be having for their age?

By Ask HealthCentral

Does Asthma Increase Childhood Obesity Risk?

The common belief is that obesity increases asthma risk in children, but it may be the other way around: Cildren with asthma may have a higher obesity risk.

By Diane Domina

Teens and Pot: A Number of Options, From Smoking to Edibles

Research suggests that most teens who have used marijuana have tried it in more than one form, including cannabis products that are smoked, vaped, or eaten.

By Diane Domina

Most Fast Food Kids' Meals Are Still Unhealthy

Despite fast food restaurants’ attempts to provide healthier options, 74 percent of kids get unhealthy drinks or sides with their meals, according to a survey.

By Diane Domina