August 8, 2012 An artist at a Seattle hospital turned a teenage leukemia patient's room into an art installation using nearly 2,000 photos of cats solicited through social media. "In the hospital, you feel cut off," says the patient. "So the photos made me feel like I was part of the world again."
August 8, 2012 Camp Fantastic allows kids who are too sick to attend traditional camp — such as those living with active cancer — to get the summer camping experience.
August 6, 2012 Researchers say vitamin D deficiency is common among kids who are very ill. They also found that kids without enough vitamin D were more likely to be in the hospital longer than other kids.
August 6, 2012 The Feeding Tube Awareness Foundation was started in 2010 and aims to educate and support parents of tube feeding children.
July 24, 2012 After two incidents, the company is offering free repair kits to customers.
July 9, 2012 Scientists have found enterovirus 71 in samples taken from children sickened in Cambodia. The virus can cause hand, foot and mouth disease. Symptoms of that illness are consistent with those reported in an outbreak that has been seen since April.
July 5, 2012 Cambodian health authorities say the majority of the ailment's victims have been under 7. They suffered high fevers, followed by severe respiratory problems, and in some cases neurological symptoms.
June 20, 2012 An advocacy group has complained to the Federal Trade Commission that Merck is improperly marketing the allergy remedy Claritin to kids. At issue are tie-ins with the movie Madagascar 3.
June 20, 2012 A Danish study suggest that light and moderate drinking during pregnancy may not be hazardous for the fetus. But the researchers advise that to be absolutely safe, women should refrain from drinking while pregnant.
June 11, 2012 Soaring rates of allergies among children in recent decades have researchers puzzled. One theory says we're too clean, so kids' immune systems never learn how to deal with foreign invaders — even the harmless ones. Researchers now hope they'll find some answers by studying kids on farms.
June 8, 2012 Earlier this week, we led a chat on Twitter with Dr. Robert Block, a pediatrician who is president of the American Academy of Pediatrics, about some tips for a healthier summer. He tackled questions ranging from how to pick a sunscreen to how to get kids to eat better.