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Reduce the risks of SIDS

SIDS is the leading cause of death among infants between the ages of one and 12 months and, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, claims about 2,500 lives each year in the U.S. But the risk can be reduced…

Carl Lowe

Protecting kids’ hearts and lungs

Riding on a school bus that drives down busy streets can expose children to high levels of air pollution that hurt their hearts and lungs. But there’s a fairly simple way to cut back on their exposure.

Carl Lowe

Television’s effects on kids’ hearts

There are lots of reasons to limit how much TV kids can watch. What extended TV watching does to a young cardiovascular system is one of them.

Carl Lowe

The household chemical that messes up kids’ brains

A common chemical used in households throughout the U.S. has been shown to disrupt the proper function of children’s brains. Pregnant women should avoid contact with this product.

Carl Lowe

An easy fix for kids’ diets

Trying to get kids to eat more fruits and vegetables always has been a been a difficult task. But now researchers at Cornell have identified a quick and nag-free solution.

Carl Lowe

A drug-free way to relieve pain in children

When kids have surgery, the pain they experience afterward can be a serious problem. Opioid painkillers often cause dangerous breathing difficulties in youngsters. But a test at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine shows there’s a drug-free technique that can help.


Carl Lowe

More than half of babies in the U.S. are sleeping in dangerous beds

A great deal of research has looked into why some infants die from SIDS (sudden infant death syndrome) or suffocate while sleeping. But many parents still let their baby sleep in conditions that can put their lives in danger.

Carl Lowe

Keep this radiation danger away from your kids

A study at the Mayo Clinic shows that many children are being exposed to excess radiation that can easily be avoided.

Dr. Mark Wiley

Getting a handle on the obesity epidemic

Being physically healthy should be at the top of everyone’s priority list. Without health, you truly have nothing, for once health fails you lose the rest anyway.

Carl Lowe

How to have a smarter baby

We may all be created equal, but some of us are better at math than others. And if you want a smarter child who grows up to be a math and academic whiz, researchers in California and Pennsylvania have pinpointed an easy way to put the odds in your favor.

Bob Livingston

Healthy kids? Fat chance

Schools across the country continue to deal one way or the other with the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s “Smart Snack” rules — the latest portion of the Michelle Obama-backed Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010.

Carl Lowe

Live in a neighborhood that makes babies healthier

The neighborhood you live in can be almost as important for your health as the food you eat. And if you want to have healthier kids, research shows your environment plays a big part in their wellness, too.