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Look Ma, No Helmet!
Riding a dirt bike or ATV without a helmet is basically a brain injury waiting to happen. What's surprising is how many kids do it.
Orphaned by the Pandemic
Hundreds of thousands of children have lost primary caregivers to COVID, disrupting the safety and security of their lives, a new crisis.
Weight Loss Surgery OK’d for Obese Youth
Young people who are obese can benefit from weight-loss surgery, too. It's safe, and it can reverse the health risks of being overweight.
Babies are wired to play -- it consumes most of their time. It's also how little ones learn. An ingenious new study shows how this happens.
Kids Gain Pandemic Pounds
Lockdown has not been kind to anyone's waistline, but this is especially true for kids, a CDC study finds. Here's how parents can help.
A Biased Look at Breast vs. Bottle
Baby formula websites focus on breastfeeding problems and exclude its benefits. Seek objective sources of information to help you choose.
Weighing the Heart Risks of mRNA Vaccines
Two kinds of heart inflammation have cropped up among a small percentage of COVID vaccine recipients. Here's what parents should know.
A Simpler, More Accurate, COVID Test
A saliva COVID test called DRUL is safer, more sensitive, and less expensive than comparable COVID screening tools. Just spit into a cup.
Keeping An Eye on Kids' Success in School
A program that tests kids' vision to make sure they can see the blackboard and their assignments can yield big improvements in performance.
Even Little Hits Can Cause Big Problems
Repeated hits, not just concussions, can cause damage to the brains of young football players who have had previous injuries. What to do.
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