Study: Children Not Getting Enough 'Active' PlaytimeA new study in Pediatrics, the official journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics, finds most 3- to 5-year-olds are not given enough time for active play in child care centers.
CDC: 75% Of US Kids Consume Caffeine DailyA new study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows that nearly 75 percent of kids have caffeine every day. But it's not just coming from soda. Kids are also drinking more coffee and energy drinks. Experts say that's a concern because those beverages can contain much higher amounts of caffeine than soda and iced tea. Dr. Elissa Rubin from Happy and Healthy Pediatrics in New York echoes the sentiment from the American Academy of Pediatrics.
Good Question: How Much TV Do Our Kids Watch?Many parents focus on the amount of time their children watch TV, trying to limit it. Pediatricians have focused on it as well, encouraging kids under age two to watch no television, and kids older than two to watch no more than two hours a day.
Study: Kids Need Only 2 Cups Of Milk A DayA new study shows there should be a limit to how much milk children drink.
Study: Bounce House Injuries See Big JumpA study in the journal Pediatrics found that the rate of inflatable bounce house injuries has skyrocketed from 5,300 emergency room visits in 2008 to more than 11,000 visits in 2010.
Good Question: Is TV Messing With Kids’ MindsIt may not only be the amount of TV that kids watch causing problems, some researchers are suggesting it's the type of TV.
Good Question: Why Do Kids Have Trouble Sleeping?Kids, TV and poor sleep: Is there a connection? Yes, there is, according to a government-sponsored study published online in the journal Pediatrics.
Study: Youth Athletes At Grave Danger After ConcussionA new study highlights the heightened danger to young athletes who suffer concussions and sustain new head blows before they've fully recovered.
Study Affirms Concussion Dangers To Young AthletesA new study highlights the heightened danger to young athletes who suffer concussions and sustain new head blows before they've fully recovered.