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Red Cross Poll Shows Parents Still Lack H1N1 Information From Schools

The poll results come on the heels of the federal government's new H1N1 guidelines for schools WASHINGTON, Aug. 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A poll conducted by the American Red Cross shows that while a majority of Americans are planning to take precautions against the H1N1 viru...

When Kids Are Hospitalized, Parents Fret About Errors

Expert describes families as untapped resource in prevention efforts,,,, FRIDAY, Aug. 7 (HealthDay News) -- Many parents worry that their child may be the victim of medical errors while in the hospital, a new study has found. In a survey of 278 parents of children hospitalized in 20...

Back-to-School Parents Earn an A+ in Safety: Backpacks, Cheerleading, Football

Orthopaedic surgeons offer tips for keeping kids healthy at the start of the school year ROSEMONT, Ill., Aug. 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Parents are beginning to think about getting their children back to school in the weeks ahead. Shopping for school supplies and backpack...

New Research Reveals the Majority of Parents Overlook Key Steps to Keep Curious Toddlers Safe at Home

WASHINGTON, July 27 /PRNewswire/ -- New research by the national, nonprofit Home Safety Council (HSC) reveals that the vast majority of parents (83 percent) admit that they have left their toddler unsupervised in the home -- for a few moments, or even longer. The survey polled parents of...

Caring for Elderly Parents Is Tougher During Hard Times

NAPLES, Fla., July 15 /PRNewswire/ -- AgingCare.com, a website dedicated to adult children caring for their elderly parents, has gathered the top ten issues that affect caregivers. These issues are the most popular topics on the AgingCare.com community forum ( www.agingcare.com/C...

New Survey Highlights Emotional, Financial Toll Multi-Generational Tobacco Use Takes on Parents Sandwiched In Between

WASHINGTON, July 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Amanda Crawford was just fifteen when she smoked her first cigarette. Now that she is 45, she still smokes despite having tried to quit multiple times. Children are fifty percent more likely to start smoking if they have a parent w...

Larry Fitzgerald Offers Advice for Parents With Struggling Readers

AURORA, Ohio, July 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Arizona Cardinals 2008 NFC West Champions' wide-receiver, Larry Fitzgerald, is helping eye doctors spread the word to parents that vision problems can interfere with a child's ability to pay attention, read and learn. "Even if you have been tol...

Children of undocumented parents may be at higher developmental risk

Undocumented people live in a shadowy world of high fear and stress -- fear of deportation and stress brought on lack of economic, linguistic and educational resources. And of course if they are parents their worries trickle down to their children. A new study from UCLA examines parents' co...

New Tools Help Parents Reinforce Anti-Smoking Message

Multi-media approach keeps "no smoking" message relevant and fresh. Greensboro, N.C. (Vocus) July 8, 2009 -- Black-and-white movies, eight-track tapes, cassettes--these things are just antiques to most kids. The youth-smoking-prevention experts at "Real P...

Kids of Parents Who Value Exercise Are More Active

Study found parents still show a gender bias, however MONDAY, July 6 (HealthDay News) -- Children are more likely to join a sports team or be active if their parents like team sports, U.S. researchers report. The researchers studied 681 parents and 433 fourth- and fifth-grade studen...

Wrong type of help from parents could worsen child's OCD

GAINESVILLE For most parents, soothing a child's anxiety is just part of the job. But for a parent whose child has obsessive-compulsive disorder, soothing anxiety and helping with behaviors linked to the disease could lead to more severe symptoms, University of Florida researchers say. Often,...

M.A.Z.E. Cord Blood Laboratories Offers Expectant Parents The Chance To Win A $500 Savings Bond

M.A.Z.E. Cord Blood Laboratories is offering a $500 savings bond giveaway for expectant parents. M.A.Z.E. is dedicated to helping parents save money and the giveaway is another chance for parents to save for college. Purchase, NY (PRWEB) June 10, 2009 -- Expectant pare...

When Parents Fight, Children Often End Up With Scars

Witnessing violent relationship may lead to poor mental health, researchers say THURSDAY, June 4 (HealthDay News) --Adults who witnessed parental violence while growing up are more likely to suffer mental health problems, according to researchers who studied 3,023 adults in Paris. T...

Underwriters Laboratories Reminds Parents to Pay Attention to 'Staycation' Safety Hazards

Keep safety top of mind when grilling, swimming and playing in the backyard NORTHBROOK, Ill., May 18 /PRNewswire/ -- This summer many families will be trying to beat the heat - and recession - by swapping traditional vacations for trips to the backyard play set or pool and restricting di...

New Research Finds Recession Has Greater Impact on Health of Parents Than Children

Parents prioritize children's health over their own, while most Americans agree both are equally important RIDGEFIELD, Conn., May 18 /PRNewswire/ -- The economic downturn has contributed to poorer overall family health and increased concerns among parents about losing their access to healthca...

New Research Finds Recession Has Greater Impact on Health of Parents than Children with Specific Findings on Hispanics

Most Hispanics agree that the health of the entire family is important, yet parents prioritize children's health over their own RIDGEFIELD, Conn., May 18 /PRNewswire/ -- The economic downturn is contributing to a decline in overall family health in the Hispanic community, with parents priorit...

New Research Finds Recession Has Greater Impact on Health of Parents than Children With Specific Findings on African Americans

Most African Americans agree that the health of the entire family is important, yet parents prioritize children's health over their own RIDGEFIELD, Conn., May 18 /PRNewswire/ -- The economic downturn is contributing to a decline in overall family health in the African American community, wi...

Should parents share the results of BRCA1/2 genetic testing with their children?

ORLANDO (May 14, 2009)If you learned that you were at high risk of cancer because you carry the hereditary BRCA1/2 gene mutation, would you tell your children? A recent study at Fox Chase Cancer Center not only considered that question, but also took it to the next level and studied the parent per...

Education Series Offered For Parents Of Children Diagnosed With An Autism Spectrum Disorder

Enrollment under way for individual sessions or 14-week series starting May 14 PALO ALTO, Calif., May 12 /PRNewswire/ -- The Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD) at Packard Children's Hospital is offering a new 14-part educational series for parents of young children and adolescent...

The Care Navigator Announces Parenting Your Parents Radio

GOLDEN, Colo., May 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Aging and health care expert, Pamela D. Wilson of The Care Navigator announces Parenting Your Parents, a talk radio program on 630 KHOW Denver . The program focuses on the conversation of caring and gives permission for adult children to talk about agi...

New 'Healthy Eyes for Peak Performance' Brochure Offers Parents and Caregivers Advice, Insight on the Role of Vision in Children's Performance

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., May 12 /PRNewswire/ -- What we see determines what we do; and for children in particular, good eye health and optimal vision are critical factors for better performance at school, at work and at play. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090512/FL14726 ) ...

Why parents miss their children's immunization visits

BALTIMORE According to a new study led by researchers at Columbia University Medical Center and NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, there are several factors that contribute to children missing immunization visits. The findings will be reported in a platform presentation at 8:30 a.m. ET on Tuesday,...

Partnership for a Drug-Free America / MetLife Foundation Survey Shows More Parents Are Talking With Their Teens About Cough Medicine Abuse

WASHINGTON, May 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Consumer Healthcare Products Association (CHPA) applauds the latest nationwide survey results showing that more parents than ever are addressing over-the-counter (OTC) cough medicine abuse with their teens. The Partnership/Metlife Parents Attitude T...

National Survey: Parents Report Increased Awareness of Risks of Teen Prescription Drug Abuse, But Preventative Action Lags

Media Plays Major Role in Prompting Parent-Teen Discussions about Substance Abuse Mothers Take the Lead in Monitoring, Dads Have Opportunity to Engage More with Kids NEW YORK, May 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The 14th annual national survey of parents' attitudes about teen drug and alcoh...

What All Parents Should Know about Swine Flu

Tips for parents on talking to children about swine flu CHICAGO, May 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As the concern over swine flu (H1N1) grows in school districts and communities across the country and around the world, children and families can become anxious. Parents may be looking for help o...

Pennsylvania Secretary of Health Reminds All Parents to 'Be Wise, Immunize Your Children'

National Infant Immunization Week is April 25 - May 2 YORK , Pa., April 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- To kick off National Infant Immunization Week, Pennsylvania Health Secretary Everette James today stressed the need for all parents to fully immunize their children against preventable d...

Good relationship with parents may prevent teen drinking problems

Teenagers who have a strong relationship with their parents may start drinking at a later age -- which may, in turn, lessen their risk of developing alcohol problems, a new study suggests. The findings, published in the May issue of the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs , underscore the ...

California Dental Association Reminds Parents of Kindergarten Dental Check-Up Requirement

SACRAMENTO, Calif., April 16 /PRNewswire/ -- The California Dental Association is reminding all parents that the May 31 deadline is rapidly approaching to have your kindergartener receive a dental check-up before entering first grade for the 2009-10 school year. The requirement has been in ...

Atlanta Parents Brush Up on Growing Concern of Acid Erosion in Children's Teeth at Atlanta Dogwood Festival

Local family dentist and other experts on-hand to provide free education ATLANTA, April 16 /PRNewswire/ -- At the Atlanta Dogwood Festival from April 17 to 19, Atlanta parents and their children will have an opportunity to learn more about how to protect against a growing dental health con...

Spotlight Baby Provides Parents with Educational Programs and Eco-Friendly Products to Support Babies in Reaching Their Full Developmental Potentials

SANTA MONICA, Calif., April 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Parents can have a tremendous impact on their baby's ability to reach his or her full learning potential. By using techniques that stimulate the brain through everyday interactions and strategic play, they can greatly enhance the child's awareness of i...

International Formula Council (IFC) Reassures Parents about Perchlorate and the Safety of Infant Formula

ATLANTA, April 3 /PRNewswire/ -- I F C' s * po s iti o n : Although recent media attention has focused on the presence of trace levels of perchlorate in powdered infant formula, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have studie...

National Experts Offer Practical Tips for Parents Concerned about Autism

April 2nd is World Autism Awareness Day VILLANOVA, Pa. and 15 Centers Nationwide, April 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Everyday, 67 children are diagnosed with autism, in boys, the likelihood of an autism diagnosis is four times that of girls. More children will be diagnosed with autism this...

New Online Program Helps Parents Tackle Childhood Obesity

Alere's groundbreaking Healthy Kids Program offers tools for family health - Childhood obesity at near epidemic levels; costs estimated at $14 billion annually - Employers and health plans increasingly bearing the burden of costs - First of its kind personalized solution that provid...

Video: New Children's Storybook Helps Parents Teach Their Children With Asthma About Their Condition

Schering-Plough partners with the Allergy & Asthma Network Mothers of Asthmatics to tell the delightful story of "Breathless Bethany Buttercup" KENILWORTH, N.J., March 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Asthma is the most common chronic condition among children, with approximately 6.8 million childre...

Research Shows that Weekend Binge Drinking Can Lead to Parents Drink Driving - Warns the Linwood Group

Linwood Group warns that parents who save their drinking for one or two nights a week could be putting their children in danger. London, UK (PRWEB) March 20, 2009 -- Commenting on recent research the Linwood Group warn that parents who binge drink at the weekend may be ...

Kids' Brain Trust: A New Nonprofit Gives Parents Hope of Defeating Autism

SANTA MONICA, Calif., March 18 /PRNewswire/ -- April is Autism Awareness Month and to celebrate, renowned osteopathic physician Eric Dolgin, D.O., F.C.A., announced today the creation of Kids' Brain Trust, a nonprofit clinic that aims to treat autistic children with cranial osteopathy, a clinicall...

Southern California Parents and Kids Take Healthy Steps in Tackling Childhood Obesity

Southern California schools participate in 7th annual KID HEALTHY -- Steps to Healthy Living Campaign SANTA ANA, Calif., March 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- To combat the rising trend of childhood obesity in Southern California schools, more than 100,000 fourth and fifth grade students and pa...

Kids' Risks Increase When Parents Are Bipolar

Knowing that mood disorders are more common in offspring may aid in detection, experts say,, WEDNESDAY, March 4 (HealthDay News) -- Children whose parents have bipolar disorder face an increased risk for mood disorders and anxiety disorders as well as early-onset bipolar disorder, res...

New research shows program effective in educating parents about prevention of shaken baby syndrome

(Seattle, WA; Vancouver, BC)-- New studies in the United States and Canada show that educational materials aimed at preventing shaken baby syndrome increased knowledge of new mothers about infant crying, the most common trigger for people abusing babies by shaking them. The study of mothers in Sea...

Information Parents Need on Vaccines and Their Child's Health

CINCINNATI, March 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As an increasing number of parents are choosing to delay, or even refuse, childhood immunizations for their children, many pediatricians are concerned parents do not fully understand the potential dangers to their children and others. Cincinnati ...
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