MDs Strengthen Advice Against Codeine For Kids' Coughs, PainThe American Academy of Pediatrics has strengthened its warnings about prescribing codeine for children because of reports of deaths and risks for dangerous side effects including breathing problems.
Study: E-Cigarette Poisonings Surge In Young ChildrenElectronic cigarettes have sickened rising numbers of young children, a study of U.S. poison center calls has found. Most cases involve swallowing liquid nicotine.
Monkey Bars Alert: Playground Concussions Are On The RisePlayground concussions are on the rise, according to a new government study, and monkey bars and swings are most often involved.
Study: Kids' Asthma Rates Quiet Down After Earlier IncreaseAsthma rates in U.S. children have quieted down after a decades-long increase, a government study found, and researchers are trying to pinpoint reasons that would explain the trend.
Movement Underway To Raise Texas Daycare StandardsEvery day countless parents send their kids off to daycare. Many love it and couldn't live without it, but not all daycare centers are created equal. But there’s a movement underway to raise the standards.
Study: Acetaminophen During Pregnancy Linked To Childhood ADHDIf you don't recognize the name acetaminophen it’s the active ingredient listed on the back of every bottle of Tylenol and it is the drug most commonly used by pregnant women. A new study may have some women thinking twice about taking the medication.
New Breast Milk Policy Planned For Online Exchange An online breast milk exchange linked to bacteria contamination says it is changing its policies. Researchers found high amounts of bacteria that could potentially sicken babies in three-fourths of samples they bought from women who advertised on the popular website, Only the Breast.
Some Worried ACA Will Worsen Doctor ShortageFor many North Texans the months-long wait times for a doctor's appointment has become the norm and all this is before the Affordable Care Act extends coverage to possibly millions more Americans.
New North Texas Clinics Providing Neighborhood Kid CareThis year alone, 150,000 children will make a trip to the emergency room at Children’s Medical Center Dallas. But the hospital says some of those youngsters could be treated more quickly, and at a lower cost, closer to home.
Parents Using Hormone Supplement To Get Kids To SleepMost days things go smoothly for North Texas mom Amee Calloway, but nighttime — that’s another matter. Amee had a hard time getting her oldest son to sleep, then her pediatrician gave her some unexpected advice.
Study: More Children Experiencing Choking Incidents Statistics show that food related choking incidents in children are on the rise. According to a new study by the American Academy of Pediatrics, choking is the leading cause of childhood injuries showing up in emergency rooms.
Many Parents Turning To Retail Clinics For Pediatric CareThe price of taking a child to a doctor’s office has become so expensive that some moms and dads are opting to take their kids to retail clinics for medical care.