Kids Health

Baby names you’ll hear everywhere in 2019

While we don’t have a crystal ball that can tell us what the most popular names of 2019 will be, we can still take a pretty good stab at predicting some of the names that you’re going to be hearing more and more in the new year. New years always come with a lot of […]

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What I've Learned About Parenting From Other People's Moms

I’m not a mother yet, but as a nearly 30 non-mom, I’m at the age when my social media feed is a steady stream of baby announcements, gender reveals and growing family photos. I’m often asked questions about my own family plans. “Are you guys thinking about kids yet?” And Google certainly seems to think […]

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A culturally tailored intervention increased HPV vaccination of Asian-American adolescents

A culturally tailored multilevel strategy designed to remove barriers to human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination among low-income, mostly Chinese American adolescent girls and boys significantly increased vaccine uptake, according to results of a pilot study presented at the 11th AACR Conference on The Science of Cancer Health Disparities in Racial/Ethnic Minorities and the Medically Underserved, held […]

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How to control your child’s thumb sucking habit

Persistent, vigorous thumb-sucking can sometimes cause misalignment of your child’s permanent teeth and affect the jaw or the shape and roof of the mouth. By Dr Reshma Shah Thumb-sucking or finger-sucking is a habit that occurs with many infants. Your child will usually give it up naturally by the age of four. If the sucking […]

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Validating a new definition for respiratory failure in children

According to a first-of-its-kind international study, a new definition of Pediatric Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (PARDS) results in a more accurate diagnosis of many more children with the rapidly progressive disease than the widely used adult definition. Findings from the Pediatric ARDS Incidence and Epidemiology Study were published online on Oct. 18 by the leading […]

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Parents must learn skills to promote learning for toddlers

Parents and early educators must develop certain competencies to promote children’s learning. By Abha Ranjan Khanna Early childhood, the period from birth to six years, is a time of remarkable growth and brain development at its peak. During this time, children are highly influenced by their environment and completely dependent on the adults around them. […]