August 27, 2013 A community-edited guide to accessible playgrounds. So far, we've identified more than 1,200. Help us find more.
August 26, 2013 Having doctors talk to children and parents about the harms of smoking does help keep school-age children and teens from using tobacco. Even sending a brochure or other materials to a child's home can help.
August 23, 2013 The study randomly assigns preemies to one group that will get blood transfusions when their anemia is relatively mild or another that won't get them until the anemia is severe. Researchers want to see which approach is better at reducing deaths and brain damage. Critics say the doctors haven't leveled with parents about the risks.
August 19, 2013 Lots of kids get bullied, but they get over it, right? Many don't, a study says. Children who are involved in bullying are more likely to have serious health problems as adults. They also have trouble managing money, holding jobs and maintaining relationships.
August 15, 2013 Many healthy student athletes drop dead on the field or court every year, especially at the height of summer or at the start of a sports season. Doctors and high school athletic trainers banded together to propose ways to reduce the number of deaths.
August 9, 2013 Researchers found a fivefold increase in cases of kids being treated for injuries from swallowed magnets between 2002 and 2011. Small children were tempted by tiny, ball-shaped magnets. Older kids ran into trouble using magnets to simulate body piercings.
August 8, 2013 The bacteria that cause many cases of ear infection in kids and pneumonia in the elderly are usually harmless until activated by distress signals from their human host. When the flu or another virus gives you a fever, for example, mild-mannered pneumococcus can turn nasty.