Doctors: Here's How Sleep Boosts A Child's Focus, Happiness And Mental HealthExperts recommend a minimum of nine hours a night for children ages 6 to 17.
Experts Call For Greater Focus On Children's Mental Health IssuesStudies estimate that one in every five children suffers from a mental disorder such as anxiety and depression that could impact their health into adulthood.
New Guidelines For Keeping Student Athletes Safe From Superbug InfectionsWith fall sports like football and wrestling in full swing, there's a wake up call for schools and parents on preventing superbug infections in student athletes.
No Fruit Juice For Children Before Age 1, Academy Of Pediatrics AdvisesThe American Academy of Pediatrics now recommends no fruit juice until a baby is one year old.
Seen At 11: N.J. Pediatricians Say ‘Troubling’ Trend Against Vaccination Is Driving Patient Dismissal PolicyIn New Jersey vaccinations are required for school, but religious exemptions exist, and as they increase some doctors are adjusting with a new policy.
Sharing A Bedroom With Baby For First 6 Months Can Decrease Chances Of SIDS, Experts SayThe American Academy of Pediatrics has revised and updated its recommendations on sleep position and location.
Pediatricians Recommend 'Tech-Free' Zones To Cut Back On Screen Time For TotsAnyone with a child knows kids just seem to be drawn to tablets and cellphones like magnets.
Experts: Parents Should Keep Up Kids' School Skills During SummerIf you’ve got young kids, the last think they are probably thinking about right now is school.
American Academy Of Pediatrics: Schools Should Push Back Start TimesDelaying the start of the school day until at least 8:30 a.m. would help curb their lack of sleep, which has been linked with poor health, bad grades, car crashes and other problems, the American Academy of Pediatrics said in a new policy.
‘Infant Cocooning’ Growing In Popularity Among New ParentsAs CBS 2’s Cindy Hsu reported, more and more parents are “infant cocooning,” which means being vaccinated before seeing the baby.
Dr. Max Gomez: Growing 'Water Birth' Trend May Be UnsafeTwo major doctors' groups have said that a growing trend that involves giving birth in a tub of warm water is not good for babies and could even be dangerous.
Study: Tablets, Smartphones Are The New Electronic BabysittersTablets and smartphones have found their way into a growing number of tiny hands, according to a new study.
Study: Parents Should Limit Children's Use Of Social Media, SmartphonesA leading group of pediatricians says parents need to know that unrestricted use of smartphones and social media could have serious consequences for their kids.
N.J. Senate Panel Supports Bill To Make Medical Marijuana Available To KidsThe Senate Judiciary committee on Thursday approved the bill that would eliminate requiring written confirmation from a pediatrician and a psychiatrist in order for juveniles to get medical marijuana.
Study: Many Parents Feed Babies Solid Food Too SoonExperts say just because your baby seems to be interested in what you are eating does not mean it is time to fix him a plate.